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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 musician in the band Zayante. You can find me on Ravelry as Peargirl and our band Zayante can be found on Soundcloud..

About purchasing patterns...

All patterns are listed alphabetically within categories, and 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. You can also find Peargirl Knits on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/peargirlknits. There are no refunds on patterns. Happy knitting!!!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Tree of Peace



 A new pattern...Tree of Peace... Ravelry: Tree of Peace pattern by Lorna Pearman 

The Tree of Peace is knit with cables for the trunk and twisted stitches for the canopy of the tree. I knit the tree twice, then stitched them together with right sides facing out. At this point the buttons are sewn on one side only. I chose some favorite buttons I had in my collection including many antique buttons, as well as a beautiful antique ring that is carved from bone as a hanger. I will hang mine all year round in my fairy room, but it can also be considered a decoration for the Christmas season. The buttons you choose will make yours unique for you. This was a good opportunity for me to use some favorite buttons I had in my collection including some antique buttons. The pattern includes 2 charts as well as written instructions.
The Iroquois Tree of Peace finds its roots in a man named Dekanawida, the Peacemaker. Over 1,000 years ago the Five Nations, which consisted of the Mowhawks, Oneidas, Onandagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, were brought together in peace at Onondaga Lake by the Peacemaker and Hiawatha (Hayenhwátha). Together they planted the Great Tree of Peace (Skaęhetsiˀkona) and created the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The Tree of Peace became a symbol for the unity.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Raspberry Bramble Afghan

 A new pattern..."Raspberry Bramble Afghan" from Peargirl Knits. Available here and from Ravelry ~ Raspberry Bramble Afghan  




Sunday, March 27, 2022

Midnight Poppies

Midnight Poppies begins with a Supple Rib that has a lot of stretch for a comfortable fit and is knit in Malabrigo Worsted Merino for softness. Soft and comfortable with a pop of color to brighten up a cold winter’s day, this hat is also a quick knit and great for last minute gift giving.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Koru

The Koru (Māori for loop or coil) is a spiral shape based on the appearance of a new unfurling silver fern frond. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattooing, where it symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. I chose an Embossed Moss Stitch ribbing, then charted out unfurling fern fronds for the body of the hat. I topped the hat with “fern fronds”, working tendrils using Cat Bordhi’s method, adapted from Annie Modesitt’s technique.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Orion's Boob Hat

I love this hat so much!!! I improvised for this one, made a few notes in case I want to do it again.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Orion's Monster Longies

These were super fun to knit!!! I can't wait to see my grandson crawling around in these!

Friday, January 28, 2022

Shae Bob

A Chevron Rib begins this easy to knit hat, and the body is simple purl and knit triangles giving the hat a squishy soft texture that has a lot of stretch.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Orion's Heaven and Stars

Just finished these for my grandson Orion as a Christmas gift. The pattern is by Tara Jon Manning. First photo is the back, second photo is the front view. Quick to knit but the details were time consuming although fun to do using duplicate stitch. I already had the moon buttons so they were an obvious choice. My daughter loves them.

Followers

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 Yarn Shop 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!

Ivy Headband

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.