I began designing knitting patterns as I started teaching knitting back in 2010 since I wanted to provide my students with simple patterns to push their skills. As I continued to design, inspiration ...
I began designing knitting patterns as I started teaching knitting back in 2010 since I wanted to provide my students with simple patterns to push their skills. As I continued to design, inspiration caught me up in its whirlwind and I began playing with color and patterns. However, my continuing goal is to create patterns which inspire and teach new techniques to beginning and intermediate knitters.
Recently, I joined with a partnership to run our local yarn shop and part of that was creating a space to display and sell local handmade fiber art. Inspired by the pieces coming into the shop, I started creating functional pieces of art.
I love to hike. Walking up hills and into the woods with my dogs gives me a sense of peace. Anytime I am in distress (or just stressed out), I take a hike and walk until I feel better. The beauty of the woods and fields, the majesty of the mountains and streams, the easy drift of an old jeep road; all of these work their way into my soul and replace all those bad feelings. This cloche hat represents the beauty I've found this fall as the leaves turned and dropped and the landscape slowly changed from the brilliant colors of summer to the muted nostalgia of autumn. The skein of yarn I picked for the body represents all those colors I find in my autumn hills, and I recommend finding one that can represent those colors for you.
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4" in pattern