HAVE A VERY MERRY KNITTER'S CHRISTMAS!!!
- Lorna Pearman
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Are you looking for a quick, last minute gift for a knitting friend? I ended up making 4 of these...they are quick, easy and don't cost a lot of money to make. I found the square glass ornaments at Ben Franklin, $6.99 for a pack of 4. I used Bryson Rosewood Seaming Pins for the knitting needles, a pack of 10 costs around $7.00...and, of course, leftover sock yarn. I did find that all seaming pins are not created equal...I hand to sand some of the tips down slightly to get them to fit under the top edge, and then I used a crochet hook to position everything where I wanted them. When I wound the miniature ball of yarn, I used a little tacky glue to keep the ball from unwinding before placing in the ornament.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
I've always wanted to knit my own Peace Prayer Flags, and so this was my summer project...to design and knit these, and here they are! The pattern can be purchased on this blog, or from Ravelry for auto download.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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 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
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
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!!!
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