You are here because you’re looking for some interesting knitting patterns and techniques. Right?

Maybe you want something unique. Something like a good murder mystery would be. Little intrigues, lot of action and a spark of romance on the side.

This is what I want to offer you.

I want my patterns to be like Poirot – round, edgy and unique. Or like lady Marple – curious, feminine and fabulous. And maybe add the romantic hue like history has – with full of surprises like butler Carlson in Downton Abbey.

As you may guess – long rows of Stockinette stitch is my worst nightmare 🙂

Hi, my name is Mari-Liis!

I’m the girl behind Pattern Duchess.

What should I say about me. Hmm… I think I’ll start this way:

I am very girly and romantic island girl, who adores nature and animals. I love all the romantic things in life. And while I’m in my romantic zone, I’ll get – well – absent-minded. I actually have fell on my nose because I was staring the starry sky so intensely! I’m not sure what I was seeing…

I live on an island called Hiiumaa (look for little country named Estonia near Finland) with a population of 10 000 people. We have exactly 1 city with approx 4000 people. I love this place.

My nature is very creative and I tend to collect yarn. Maniacally. If other girls want bigger storage for their shoes, then I want even bigger storage for my yarn. I am addicted and I’m not afraid to tell you this.

Also, I am very curious. I can’t live without learning. At this moment, languages (Finnish in particularly), speed reading and roller-skating are first three on my list. Update: these are still in the list – someone has shrunk the time, I think….

I have something new going on every day and often feel like my brain just won’t shut up in the evening.

If I knit something – world doesn’t exist anymore. I forget everything, eating and going to bathroom included. I have to thank my grandmother for that – I believe I learned to knit before I could write. We have whole generation of craftsmen (and women) in my family. My mother and my grandmother are knitters. My grandmothers mother (“mamma”) loved cross-stitch and embroidery. Oh her work is exceptional. My grandmothers father (“papa”) was a potter and made woodwork on the side.

You’ll be hearing a lot about my grandmother – she gave me the most magnificent childhood. It was pure country joy – the one you can see on the pictures in Pinterest, but minority actually live this way.

So, this is me.


Oh, I forgot. I have a cat named Jimmy and he is a boss of me. I don’t know, maybe it’s important.

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8 thoughts on “Who’s behind it?

  • 10. May 2015 at 00:37

    Hi and thanks for sharing your talent your work is very beautiful, let me tell you this I was waiting to see an old lady behind this beautiful work. thanks again. Margarita.

    • 10. May 2015 at 07:51

      Thanks, Margarita! I hope I’m not old yet 🙂

  • 12. May 2015 at 18:58

    I absolutely love your talented work. You are beautiful and I am grateful you are sharing your gift.

    • 12. May 2015 at 19:00

      Thank you!

  • 30. January 2016 at 16:08

    Beautiful work! So glad you are so curious and that you are sharing your talents with all of us around the world. I AM old and live in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina in the US. Thanks for your patterns, Emily

    • 30. January 2016 at 17:30

      I’m glad you like what I do and thanks 🙂

  • 23. July 2016 at 20:55

    Hi, I’ve been ill for and while and am now getting back to knitting and u but have forgotten password . Help! Lost without access to those lovely patterns.

    • 7. August 2016 at 11:15

      Hi Connie. Sorry for the delayed response. I’m changing the site and there is no Members area anymore. I’m thinking best ways to arrange things, so it may come back in some point, but not for now 🙂


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