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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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Monday, December 12, 2011

I believe in Magic...

The Enchanted Arrows circling this hat receive their magic from the bolts of lightning zigzagging their way down from the crown. I fell in love with a cowl design from Madeline Tosh called Arrow that I saw on Ravelry. I envisioned a hat, with the arrows getting smaller and smaller while shaping the crown. As the lines got closer together and the arrows got smaller, the result was lightning bolts and enchanted arrows.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I Believe In Elvish

The pattern I've been working on for the last 12 Days (and Nights) of Christmas is finally done and online...I've named it "Firstborn Elvish Christmas Stockings"...Elves were the Firstborn who awoke in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth a millennia before the Aftercomers. Distinguished from Men and Dwarves, they possessed near immortality. These Elvish Christmas stockings may become immortal as they are passed down from generation to generation becoming treasured heirlooms.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Triple Goddess Slouch Hat

My new hat pattern can be found on Malabrigo Yarn's Website under Online Patterns with a link to my Ravelry pattern page: Malabrigo Yarns
The “Triple Goddess" symbol of waxing, full and waning moon represents the aspects of Maiden, Mother, and Crone. This Feminine Trinity can be found in cultures throughout history. "Anatolian villages in the 7th millennium B.C. worshipped a Goddess in three aspects—as a young woman, a birth-giving matron, and an old woman." ~ (Barbara G. Walker, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, p. 1018). The slouchy hat begins with a criss-cross rib that emulates the circular curve of the moon, and the symbol for the Triple Goddess circles the hat.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blue Lotus Scarf/Wrap

A Lotus flower has many symbolic meanings… divine purity and enlightenment in Buddhism, wealth in Hinduism, and rebirth in the ancient Egyptian religion. The Blue Lotus was used to boost the libido in ancient Egypt, and in Egyptian medicine it was used to stimulate blood circulation and to slow the aging process. It was worshiped as a visionary plant and a symbol for the origins of life. Indians and Buddhists highly respected Blue Lotus for its visionary properties. It produces a feeling of well being, euphoria and ecstasy. It is still used as an entheogen today.
The beautiful Lotus Lace pattern comes from Japan and I’ve included a chart for the lace and written instructions if you prefer, with easy directions for changing the width and length, allowing the knitter to knit a scarf or a wrap. The lace looks more complicated than it actually is, a great project for those new to lace but with some experience, and also intermediate lace knitters.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Titania's Flower Fairies Are Here...

Titania is the Queen of the Fairies in medieval folklore. This collection of 5 Flower Fairies includes Daffodil, Fuscia, Canterbury Bells, Chocolate Dahlia, and Daylily. Each flower is botanically corrrect and unique from the others. A great way to use up your stash and a quick knit.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Daffodil Flower Fairy

According to Cicely Mary Barker, Flower Fairies are tiny creatures that live in gardens, grassy meadows, and on the edge of distant marshes. When a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born, living in their chosen flower. As the flower grows, the fairy grows too. Each is in charge of looking after their flower or plant, keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water, sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing flowers and stems.
I designed this Daffodil Fairy because of my love of Fairies and also my love for gardening. It is knit in one piece, except for the arms, legs and wings. Using small amounts of any worsted yarn, it is a great way to use up your stash.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Sky Of Honey Booties

Available in 2 sizes, 6-12 mos and 1-2 yrs, with directions for customizing the foot length. "The day is full of birds, it's like they're saying words" ~ Bertie

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Rainbow Warriors

SIOUX PROPHESY~ "There will come a time when the earth is sick and the animals and plants begin to die. The Native Americans will regain their spirit and gather people of all nations, colors and beliefs to join together in the fight to save our Earth, and they will be The Rainbow Warriors." The Swallow Tail Caterpillars circling the brim symbolize transformation. This slouchy hat is available in 3 sizes (16-18", 18-20", and 20-22") head circumference using fingering weight yarn.
HOPI PROPHESY~ "When the earth is dying there shall arise a new tribe of all colors and all creeds. This tribe shall be called The Warriors of the Rainbow and it will put its faith in actions, not words."

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Quarter Stitch in New Orleans

This cute little elf is named Peregrine and is the son of Stacy who works at The Quarter Stitch in the French Quarter in New Orleans. I am very excited because she told me that she hopes to carry my pattern for the Elvish Baby and Kids Hat...I am happy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lotus Elf Baby Booties

Purity and perfection is the newborn. The colors of this version of the Elvish Baby Booties remind me of the Lotus Flower which is symbolic of purity and perfection.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Elvish Baby and Kids Hat Pattern...

Elvish (Quenderin) is a word that refers to any of the languages of the Elves, or all of them collectively, in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle earth. I use the name here to describe the Elvish quality of this hat pattern, available in 2 sizes.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Seventh Wave...a new hat pattern from Peargirl Knits

This hat begins with a wavy rib reminiscent of seaweed being pushed below an undercurrent of small waves, with 6 larger waves breaking the surface above.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Once In A Blue Moon Shawl...new from Peargirl Knits

A new pattern to use up some of that sock yarn you have in your stash, and an excuse to buy some more. Get creative with color and, if you choose, add a little mohair for texture. And there you have a 'Once in a Blue Moon' creation uniquely yours, impossible to recreate.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Venita Shawl KAL on Ravelry

An easy shawl to knit, and a stashbuster, too. Join us at the Appalachian Yarns Group on Ravelry.com and knit along with the rest of us.

Recommended yarn...Madeline Tosh "Pashmina", available online from Appalachian Yarns. This decadent yarn is a dk weight, 75/15/10 - merino/silk/cashmere, with a generous 360 yds per skein.

Elvish Baby Booties...new pattern from Peargirl...

Adorable Elvish Baby Booties for that new little Elf or Human baby in your life!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Lace Exfoliators

I make soap and wanted something special for gift giving that was also functional. I designed these Lace Exfoliators in 4 knitted lace designs. They are knit in 100% cotton and, when tied with a ribbon, are pretty for gifts when giving your favorite handmade soap.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Yin~Yang Hat Pattern...new from Peargirl Knits

This hat is designed with a longer crown and, when knit with a soft yarn, will fit comfortably and slouch at the back of the head.

Blog Archive


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.