Designs

My designs can be found on Ravelry as well as LoveKnitting.

My first love is lace.  My second love is designing for handspun yarns.  There are also a few dragon-inspired designs in the collection and items for life in Winterpeg.

In light of current accessibility issues for some folks, I will attempt to list my most popular designs below and I believe that a “buy now” button for my Ravelry store will not require looking at the site itself (although a page will likely pop up; I’ve never tried this)….

We Are Dawning

Young girl and mother look towards the golden setting sun while each wearing a version of the cowl.
Small Cowl & Long Cowl double-looped
Left sample knit with a handspun yarn and long colour changes. Right sample knit with a variegated, commercial spun yarn.
Young girl with braided blond hair models a small version of the cowl while standing in a field with the sun setting behind her.

We Are Dawning

The origins of this design are two-fold. On the one hand, I had spun a beautiful roving of merino-bamboo dyed by a local maker. This yarn reminded me of a prairie sunrise (or sunset), which is also the inspirational visual for the 2019 Manitoba Fibre Festival’s Create-Make-Collaborate community make-a-long. At the same time, important conversations were happening in the makers community regarding racism and white privilege. Changes are afoot as more people step out of their comfort zones to listen and find ways to support equitable transformations.

The openness of the stitches evoke clouds lit by dawn on the one hand and, in line with the ongoing conversations, a willingness to listen openly. The diagonal lines evoke rays of sunlight and movement. Although this is a simple two-row pattern that becomes intuitive as you knit, it does require deliberate attention on both rows.

buy now from Ravelry for $5 Cdn

The design has three options:
a small cowl, a long cowl, and an open scarf. Instructions are provided for each. The design can also be easily knit to a desired length.

Meterage and Yardage
Small Cowl – 174 m / 190 yds
Long Cowl – 320 m / 350 yds
Scarf – 370 m / 405 yds

Yarn

Any DK weight yarn will work. The stitch texture in this pattern is amenable to all types of fibre.

Needles

4mm / US 6

or needles to achieve gauge or needles to suit the yarn that you are using. Changes in gauge will impact how much yarn is required. The item is knit flat, so any style of needle will work.

Optional: 4mm / G crochet hook for picot edges and seaming.

Gauge:

16 stitches and 24 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in open stitch pattern