I can still remember my first knitting adventures as a child, when I learned to knit. Cables fascinated me, I loved to swatch them and watch how the pattern evolved as the stitches twisted into so ...
I can still remember my first knitting adventures as a child, when I learned to knit. Cables fascinated me, I loved to swatch them and watch how the pattern evolved as the stitches twisted into so many possible combinations. I designed my first sweater at about thirteen (without having any idea that what I was doing was actually called designing). However, knitting remained a hobby for many years, as I continued to expand my knowledge through technical method and practice.
I grew up in Hungary, studied English and German, and then taught high school for three years. I moved to Switzerland in 2009 and worked as a substitute teacher for about a year, when I decided to try and publish my designs. My first website launched in 2011 with just three designs, and since then, the number of designs available is quickly approaching 100! It is a dream to see so many ideas become reality.
I love creating texture, playing with stitch patterns, colors and shapes and while doing so, my goal is always to write a pattern that is logically structured and easy to follow, for knitters all over the world.
I mainly design shawls, womenâs sweaters and small accessories. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, Knit Now and Knitty as well as a number of self-published designs.
I often visit local yarn stores when I travel. The skeins I buy on trips are always more special because the things I knit from them have a hidden story only I know. I found this gorgeous skein of Rowan Fine Art in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Variegated hand-dyed yarns can be tricky to work with, they want your attention so much that more intricate patterns are usually rather suppressed by them. With Lily Magnolia, my goal was to create a harmonious design with simple yet pretty stitches that let the yarn shine.
This shawl is crescent-shaped and worked from the top down. The pattern comes in 3 sizes with both charted and written instructions. Available individually or as part of the Shawls to Dye for collection at www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/shawls-to-dye-for.
20 stitches / 27 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch with 4 mm (US 6) needle