Marie Greene

Olive Knits started with seamless sweaters (because that’s what I love to knit), but has grown to become a space that supports knitters throughout their creative journey. I teach creative confidence, knitting skills and my unique renegade sweater techniques to knitters online and around the world.

I’m also the author of five books on knitting, with my most recent addition, Knitting Light, a collection of 20 brand new, lightweight patterns for year round wear.

Welcome to my world of beautiful, colorful seamless knitting. 

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20 Mostly Seamless Tops, Tees & More

Knitting Light

Chic and breezy tops and tees with gorgeous knitted details

Now you don’t need to wait until winter to pull out your knits! Knitwear designer Marie Greene’s delightful collection of lightweight patterns using plant-based yarns are designed to keep you cool and fashionable―and show off your knitting prowess year-round. With a wide range of lace details, unexpected textures, and classic shapes, Marie’s well-crafted, top-down, and (mostly) seamless patterns are perfect for knitters of advanced-beginner and intermediate skill levels. You just have to decide what to cast on first!

With Marie’s expert advice, you’ll be able to find your perfect fit in sizes S through 6X and create new closet staples to last a lifetime. Even for knitters new to plant-based fibers, Marie’s practical tips and tricks make learning to knit with cotton, linen, hemp, and more as breezy as the tops you’ll create. Imagine taking a morning stroll on the beach wearing the laid-back Jasmine V-Neck Tee or matching the blooms in your backyard garden in the airy Magnolia Flutter Sides Top. With these light knits designed for warmer weather, you’ll be able to say “I made it myself” all year long. (Page Street Publishing, March 19th, 2024)

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Your Stash Solution for Curating, Organizing...

The Joy of Yarn

Say Goodbye to Your Yarn Stash Woes ― Forever

Every knitter knows the innate joy of purchasing yarn, and many also know the stress and shame that comes with an out-of-control stash. No longer! Let bestselling author, designer and educator Marie Greene change your outlook on buying, organizing and using your yarn for good. With this tried-and-true guide, you’ll rediscover the joy in your stash―no yarn diets necessary!―as you learn to find inspiration in the yarn you already have, shop for skeins you’ll actually use and organize it all for maximum creativity. Best of all, Marie has designed 10 brand-new patterns to help you use your existing yarn in exciting ways, so you can work through your stash with ease and continue to curate your yarn collection with purpose. Use the color wheel to whip up creative combos in the Color Theory Socks or Shawl. Make leftovers look intentional with the Block Party Beanie or Pullover, or double your strands for double the fun in the Marled Stripe Mittens or Mini Mohair Cowl. Soon you’ll not only have a satisfying stash system that is clear, tidy and inspirational, but an assortment of gorgeous knitted projects to remind you how truly joyful yarn can be.  (Released September 5th, 2023 – Page Street Publishing)

24 Seamless Patterns for Children's Sweaters and Hats

Knit a Little

My latest book, Knit a Little is available now!

Marie Greene is back with a fresh new direction for her signature seamless style in this collection of 24 new patterns for kids! With 12 sweaters (sizes 0-10) and 12 matching beanies (preemie to adult), Knit a Little reimagines some of Marie’s most popular designs, on a small scale.

Whether you’re looking for ideas to use your yarn stash, have little ones to knit for, or just love the satisfaction of a small project, this book offers quick-to-knit, gender neutral patterns in a range of yarn weights. You’ll find cardigans and pullovers with colorwork, cables, simple texture and more. These versatile designs will become wearable favorites in no time – and Marie’s clear instructions and helpful tips will ensure your success from start to finish. The hardest part will be choosing which one to cast on first!

Pattern errata for Knit a Little can be found here.

Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week

Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week is available wherever books are sold!

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It’s all about the layers in Marie Greene’s new collection of 30 stylish, versatile shawls, wraps and cowls. Back from her must-have debut Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, Marie has created gorgeous shawls that knit up in as little as 1 week and wear like a dream. Easy to memorize and portable, these patterns range from voluminous wraps to cute cowls, making it easy to enjoy the satisfaction of a finished project or last-minute gift, even when your knitting time is limited. With Marie’s signature foolproof instructions, these patterns are perfect for advanced beginners and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a light spring layer, a summer statement piece or a thick toasty shawl, you’ll find a wide array of colors, shapes and yarn weights to complement your style, no matter the weather.

Pattern errata for Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week can be found here.

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed about the time it takes to knit a sweater, you’ll love my first book, Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks

From the publisher:

Marie Greene’s twenty gorgeous new patterns make knitting the sweater of your dreams a breeze. If you’ve ever struggled to complete a pullover or been too intimidated to start a cardigan, these seamless, top-down designs will change the way you think about sweaters. Now you can create stylish, long-lasting, professional-quality knits in less time than you thought possible and have fun doing it.

With a wide variety of styles and sleeve lengths, this book has a pattern for any time of year. Busy knitters will love the no-fuss construction and carefully chosen details. Captivating cables, cozy textures and fun stripes are made simple with Marie’s helpful tips. Learn to gauge your knitting speed and set a timeline to achieve your goals. These patterns are easy to memorize for portable projects to knit on the go. An incredible value, this collection includes essential tools for efficient knitting and impressive results.

Pattern errata for Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks can be found here.