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Dexter, Oregon, United States
I am a self-employed knitter/designer and photographer. I strive to write unique designs inspired by nature, folklore, magic, Fairies and Elves, and I find a lot of inspiration from symbolism and traditions in cultures throughout history. I also love to photograph nature on an intimate level. As a Master Gardener I raise garden starts each spring to sell locally, and I am also a soap maker and musician. I can be found at our local Dexter Lake Farmer's and Crafter's Market on Sundays from May thru October selling my knitting patterns and hand knit items, as well as hand crafted soap, macro-photography from the garden, and tomato and pepper starts for your garden. You can find me on Ravelry as Peargirl and our band The Pears can be found on Reverbnation.

About purchasing patterns...

All patterns are available by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button for each pattern. You will receive an e-mail from knitpixie@msn.com usually within 24 hours with the pattern attached, ready for you to download and print. You may also purchase through Ravelry~ http://www.ravelry.com/stores/lorna-pearman-designs for automatic download. There are no refunds on patterns. Happy knitting!!!

Peargirl Knits Slideshow of Patterns

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Great Grand Sun Hat, Adult Size

This cotton sun hat is now sized for adults, and looks nice with a contrasting band. 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Great Grand Sun Hat

Designed for my great-grandson, Damien, this pattern is now available, in 4 sizes for babies, children and adults. Featuring Tahki Cotton Classic yarn, the slipped stitches and small cables keep the knitting interesting and fun. 


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Torch Lily

Torch Lily is my new design featuring Malabrigo Rios, a wonderful superwash Merino. A slip stitch pattern is used for the body of the hat, and Fair Isle while shaping the crown, the pattern provides plenty of interest for the knitter as well as beautiful texture. Well written instructions and a colorful chart are included. A special thank you to my friend Lauri for modeling this design. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Peargirl Knits Pattern Sale

All of my patterns are on sale now through Feb. 14th from Ravelry or at The Knit Shop in Eugene. Be sure to enter the coupon code TKS2014 or mention it if you come into the shop. Gnomish, pictured above, is a new design and is included in the sale, as is my group patterns Titania's Flower Fairies and Two Rabbit's Pantheon of Bunnies. Now is the time to stock up. Happy Knitting! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Free Patterns from Peargirl Knits

I have 2 new patterns that I am offering for free. The first is Jenny's Infinity...
This infinity scarf is a quick knit, using 3 skeins of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande on #11 knitting needles. There is a lot of texture in this scarf, and with a length of 72" in circumference, it can be wrapped 3 times around the neck as shown in the photo. Alpaca is lighter in weight than wool, so this is bulky and warm without being heavy. The pattern can be downloaded for free from my Ravelry Pattern Store: 

The second pattern is my Bell of Mindfulness:
This pattern is an easy crochet, featuring a discontinued yarn, Berroco Seduce. The length is crocheted, the beads sewed on, and then the brass bell is added. Beautiful to hang in a window, where the light will shine through the beads. 

This pattern is also available as a free download from my Ravelry Pattern Store:
"Listen, listen. This wonderful sound brings me back to my true self".
~Thich Nhat Hanh
Best wishes for a happy, healthy 2014, I hope you enjoy!!!
~ Lorna



Friday, November 8, 2013

Bonny's Braids

I have a very wonderful friend, her name is Bonny. I met her around 13 years ago, shortly after I lost my life-long friend Celia suddenly to a brain aneurysm. Celia and I were 46 and had been friends for 40 years. In an instant, she was gone. I was devastated, so heartbroken ...I literally ached inside, it was life-changing for me. No one can take another's place, but when I met Bonny, and our friendship grew, I realized that as life continues, other wonderful people can come into your life, but you need to open the door. Bonny is a true inspiration, always volunteering her time to family and others, and has encouraged me in my creative endeavors. This past August, she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She had surgery and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. My heart is broken again, but I am in hopes that she will be one of a tiny percentage of people that makes it 5+ years. The world, not just my world, would not be the same without Bonny...we need more Bonnys in the world.
This is the hat I designed and knit for her as she began losing her lovely long hair. I searched for something that would be meaningful to her, and chose this celtic braid.


I love Bonny...she is a sweet soul. Wish her well and please send her loving, positive healing energy.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Oregon Spring Wrap

I thought it was time to post this wrap design from spring of this year. It is an easy lace knit, and quick because of the yarn weight. And how can you go wrong with Silk Garden?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Stained Glass Fretwork

A new design to be published this next week, the Stained Glass Fretwork Hat pattern is based on the Greek Fret, often used by the ancients in architecture as well as textiles. Colorful, quick and an easy knit using a slip-stitch color design, this hat uses 1 skein of worsted weight yarn in black, while the color work can be done with small amounts of 3 contrast colors for a stained glass effect. A great way to use up some left over yarn from past projects!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Nightshade Gnome Hat ~ A New Design After a 6 Month Set-Back


I am very happy to be designing and knitting again after suffering an Acute Ischemic Stroke at the end of June. There is a lot that I feel the need to say about this experience and the road back, maybe in my next post, but for now I am just happy to proclaim "I am me, all of me, able to do all of the things I love"!!! This is my first design since "the event" and I am ecstatic to not only have the ability again, but also the energy. I love my brain, my body, and the drive I have always had that has enabled me to push myself each day, all day, to get myself back in the groove of life and loving it! This new pattern should be available by tomorrow for your knitting pleasure...Happy Solstice and Merry Holidays ~Lorna 

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Elvish Baby Hat

Elvish Baby Hat
My grandson Soul looking very elf-like in the Elvish Baby Hat.

Elvish Kids Hat

Elvish Kids Hat
Peregrine, a cute little Elfling at the Quarter Stitch in New Orleans.

Om Slouch Hat

Om Slouch Hat
A comfy, slouchy hat sure to look good on even those who think they don't look good in hats.

Oregon's Old Growth Hat

Oregon's Old Growth Hat
Knit in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed for softness, with a beautiful cabled fabric for texture, this hat will keep your head and ears warm in the coldest temperatures.

Just Sleeves and A Hood Shrug

Just Sleeves and A Hood Shrug
The hood in this shrug pattern is tall and deep enough to not pull up on the shoulders for a very comfortable fit.

Clown Fish Love Anemones

Clown Fish Love Anemones
Sue Wineland's adorable grandaughter Margaret

My great-nephew, Charles Alexander Brown in his Bunny Hat

My great-nephew, Charles Alexander Brown in his Bunny Hat
He was the source of inspiration for my first design, the Chocolate Bunny Baby Hat, photoed here wearing the original.

My grandson Jaylen in his Spider Boy Hat

My grandson Jaylen in his Spider Boy Hat
Jaylen is fun to knit for...he loves to wear what I knit him!

The Ivy Headband

The Ivy Headband
My granddaughter, Skyla, modeling her headband that I knit for her.

My beautiful great-granddaughter Savannah Rain in her Noro hat with my granddaughter Katia

My beautiful great-granddaughter Savannah Rain in her Noro hat with my granddaughter Katia
Hand knit hat in Noro Silk Garden using Nancy Lindberg's "Headband, Hat, Helmet" pattern.

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