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.