Monique finally learned to knit in the summer of 2010 when she signed up for a class. Her grandmother had tried to teach her (no luck) and her college roommates had tried to teach ...
Monique finally learned to knit in the summer of 2010 when she signed up for a class. Her grandmother had tried to teach her (no luck) and her college roommates had tried to teach her (also no luck). Paying for a class seemed to finally make something click because by the end of the summer the teacher was showing her advanced techniques and within 2 years she was designing her own patterns.
With a toddler in tow, running a web design company from home became a bit of a handful – especially when said toddler decided that he really liked to bang on keyboards. So Monique decided to start selling her patterns and the rest is history.
Monique has been cross-stitching and sewing since age 3. While she is a great cross-stitcher, her sewing skills hover more around adequate. She also enjoys skiing, dancing, training for her first marathon and playing with her young son, husband and two cats.
About Our Patterns
Our patterns are all knit with plant or synthetic fibers for one simple reason – Monique is allergic to wool! It drove her nuts when she first started knitting that all the “cool” patterns were knit with wool and it was often difficult to find a yarn that would drape the same (ever knit a cotton sweater? You know what we mean!).
his pattern makes a lovely housewarming gift or a simple way to add color to your own dining room. Knit in stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border and floral edging.
Place mat finished size 11.5"x 17" [29cm x 43 cm], table runner finished size 9.75" x 24" [25cm x 61cm]. This pattern uses multiple yarn overs in a row to create the floral edge lace pattern.
Each placemat or table runner requires:
2 skeins of Classic Elite Provence for each placemat or table runner, 102 yds [94m] Pictured in 5817 Heliotrope Disc and 5860 Laurel
6 yds [5.5m] Contrasting color for each placemat or table runner
24 stitches = 4 inches
205 yards of DK weight