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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.

  • It’s similar to others patterns currently all over the knitting web.
  • There weren't any new or interesting techniques for you to try.
  • And when you really look at it, do you want to wear something that is so similar to what others wear to knit night?

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.

  • I don’t want to be fenced in by boring knitting patterns that look like what everyone else is wearing.
  • I don’t want to be frustrated by patterns that leave me guessing what is the next step.
  • I want to live a piece of a story or explore a culture in a well-written knitting pattern.
  • I want to learn something new.
  • And when I wear my knitwear item, I want my “visual voice” to roar.

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.

I’d love for you to visit my designs and to sign up for my e-newsletter where I share news, stories, test knitting opportunities and knitting adventures.

A pinch more about me:

  • I’m an adventure lov’n mom who loves chasing her kids barefoot and in faded jeans through fields of green.
  • On rainy days you can find us curled up on the couch, me reading knitting stitch dictionaries while drinking a fab hot tea or coffee.
  • I love to sew, paint and draw.
  • Weld, woodwork and calculus.
  • I murder plants, but I WILL someday manage to grow a thriving garden, even if it kills me.
  • Babies, children and animals make me smile.
  • I ADORE collecting Spode teacups, drinking ginger green tea and telling stories. (That’s the Irish in me)
  • My designs are brewed from my life, flavoured with bits of inspiration gathered from nature, people, and art.

My knitting wish for you:

May you feel the same joy knitting and wearing my designs as I do!

Hiking the Faroe Islands

Riding In Iceland