Knitting Patterns that help you knit what you want to say, so the World Stops and Listens when you wear them.
You love to knit and you are really good at it. Nothing feels better than when you cast off that project, knowing you’ve got in your hands another job well done… but that feeling fades as you look at it.
The pattern really didn’t offer anything new.
I know just how you feel.
When I knit, I want to feel invested from cast on to cast off. To learn a technique from a different region in the world. To feel like I’ve just completed a knitting adventure. And when I try it on, magic! It is as unique as I am. All of these desires are what I strive to fulfill when I design a knitting pattern.
Why? Let me tell you a story...
In 2010 I suffered a massive accident that left me with unbelievable pain, brain damage and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As part of therapy, I relearned how to knit. It hurt, it was frustrating to know I used to do this with ease and now I had to have help doing a purl stitch. Plus the numbness in my fingers and the pain in my body seemed amplified as I wrestled to create stitches.
But I learned something...
Life is too short to not try something challenging. And that I loved knitting, perhaps more than I ever did before. So enter designing and taking knitting adventures! Like hiking the Faroe Islands and steeping myself in their knitting history. Riding Icelandic ponies while learning their knitting traditions and squishing glorious skeins of Qiviut (Musk ox wool) in Greenland.
That’s what I want to offer you in my knitwear designs! And I love seeing how knitters use my patterns as stepping stones to finished objects that shows THEIR unique voice.
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