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My name is Elena Nodel, and I am a mom to a very industrious, busy, ever curious and adventurous little girl. She is my ever present inspiration for all my creative ideas. As she grows, she becomes more and more involved in my creative work, and actually does have a say in a final look of any given project. I have a Girly Girl, thus most of my designs are very feminine. However, lately I have started working on more unisex projects.
I was born and raised in Russia, a place where knitting is a part of the lifestyle. I now live in British Columbia, Canada, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I am a trained microbiologist/immunologist , and have spent years doing scientific research. I am married to a like scientist, and his name is Peter. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive husband, and Maya is very lucky to have a father who constantly encourages her natural curiosity, and teaches her about the world around her - she has him wrapped very tightly around her little finger!
I love working with natural fibers such as cotton or wool, and always try to use them.One thing I don't like doing is seaming, therefore I knit in the round as much as possible. It is great for me and comfortable for kids. And as a result, I usually design my garments to be worked in the round from the top down.
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My daughter is really into "tiny little shrugs" as she calls them. They are so easy to wear and she loves to wear them on top of her dresses to make them look "fancy" or on top of her T-shirt to make the outfit look "cool".
Originally this shrug was published with Classic Elite Yarns as "Nala", but now that copyright has reverted back to me, I am republishing this design with some slight improvements and additional sizes.
The design has slightly unusual construction, unique silhouette, and is easy to make for a beginner knitter while still challenging enough for a seasoned one.
We love this shrug to pieces! I hope you will too!
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
140 yards of DK weight