Full fathom five thy father lies;Of his bones are coral made;Those are pearls that were his eyes:Nothing of him that doth fade,But doth suffer a sea-changeInto something rich and strange.Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: …
Knitting patterns by Alexandra Gilligan-Cook
My knitting philosophy is that anyone can knit anything. My first project was a baby blanket and my second was a sweater. I made some mistakes, but I enjoyed every second of creating them. I try to write inclusive patterns for anyone to use even if your project might take a lot of time, it will be worth it. So you won’t see patterns from me for beginner, intermediate or expert knitters. You will see what construction techniques were used and what skills you might already have if you want an easy knit. But any of my patterns can be followed by anyone who has made a dishcloth and is prepared to explore new techniques! All patterns for lace are written and charted to cater to everyone’s preferences.
Inspirations for patterns are usually detailed in a blog post talking about the pattern. I’m currently very inspired by architectural motifs and natural world flora, from wild grasses to seaweeds.
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