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Denny (iKnitDesigns)

map-pin Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Inspiration for my designs comes from the countryside and wildlife around my wooden lodge at Stratford-upon-Avon. I see the sheep that feature in many of my designs in the field next to the Lodge and in Spring love to watch the lambs.

My flower and cushion designs have been influenced by the colours and flowers I see in my garden and on my travels. My working basket holds all the yarns I am working with for a design and my studio is full of beautiful colourful yarns .

The dinosaur designs are a real favourite. I have quite a few in my collection now and will be adding more soon!

I first started to design clothes for my children when they were younger and went on to sell garments through shops and craft fairs. I also taught the use of machine knitting and knitwear design. I later followed a career in IT, but I now have 2 grandchildren and whilst hand knitting for them was inspired to start designing and creating knitting patterns again.

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  • Knitting19 Skills

    Knitting: Over 20 years

    19 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Fair Isle
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Turn a heel
    • Stranded knitting
    • Intarsia
    • I-cord
    • Ribbed
    • Short rows
    • Garter
    • Modular knitting
    • Stocking
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
    • Provisional cast on
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