Hi! Alexandra here. I’ve spent years tinkering with other people’s patterns or scribbling ideas down on various scraps of paper. Kororā Knits is me getting serious about writing the patterns down and sharing them with other knitters. You’ll find patterns, knitting tips and info on all my projects here.
I’m a huge lover of all types of yarn but have a soft spot for Merino wool in all weights and for all purposes. I’m often inspired by historical and natural world motifs. Stylized ferns, ancient Greek coins, Minoan frescos and Art Nouveau staircases have all found their way into my work as lace patterns, stranded colourwork or textured stitches.
I also love knitting patterns designed by other people and trying out new fiber arts – with varying success. I write reviews of all the patterns I make by other designers which you can find on my blog. You’ll find Tangled Thoughts is a mixed bag, but I hope you’ll come for the knitting, successes and failures, and enjoy the side trips into whatever else I’m fascinated by at any given moment.
Just in case you’re wondering – Kororā are the little blue penguins native to the Southern Hemisphere. They are rambunctious, raucous and generally adorable. Although I’m now based in Canada, I’m originally from New Zealand and its always fun to find these guys hanging out in the middle of the night on a beach somewhere.