About our patterns
LARGE PRINT PATTERNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Patterns can be sent by email or mail. PDF patterns are available by request. (No shipping charges on emailed patterns.)
We welcome the wonderful world of knitters. Knitters from Canada, USA, Japan, Israel, Australia and the UK have purchased our patterns.
Who was Olavia? ...and my philosophy
This web site is dedicated to the memory of my Mom,
Olavia. Although, she was not my first knitting teacher she did
ensure that my knitting experiences remained fun and rewarding.
It is this philosophy that inspires my designs. I seek to break
all design components down to their simplest form so that all knitters
regardless of their skill level can have a fun and rewarding knitting
I reference the "Standards and Guidelines for
Crochet and Knitting" (compiled by Craft Yarn Council of America)
during the design stage.
Our patterns... include:
- a colour photo of the design.
- an invitation to contact us for help by email or phone.
Help is always close by.
- measurements of finished knitwear.
- sizes from small to large or XL or X2. (If you require
additional sizing please contact us.)
- a list of required material.
- the type of yarn (I.e. worsted weight, bulky) required.
- the approximate quantity of yarn.
- the number of stitches per inch (gauge/tension). Newer patterns
also include the number of rows per inch (row count).
- the cost of each pattern: $7.50 Australian/ $7.00 Canadian/
$5.00 American/ $4.50 EURO/ 3.20 in British pounds. A currency
converter is located on our Order page.
- all abbreviations used in the pattern.
- all stitch patterns (I.e. garter stitch, seed stitch, etc.)
used in the pattern.
- all techniques (I.e. making I-cord, etc.) used in the pattern.
- the step-by-step process of completing your project from casting
on to finishing.
I have had the pleasure of designing with ragg wool from Meadowmist Farm, lopi wool by Shepherd's Cottage,
llama/wool blend by 3 Bags Full, cotton/acrylic blend by Kraemer
How basic is basic?
Our patterns combine stylish design with basic knitting techniques.
However, some patterns are more basic than others. So now we have
Meditation: So named because they allow your mind
to drift. They require basic stitches and repetitive stitch patterns.
They DO NOT require shaping or special techniques.
Yoga: Slightly more challenging because this group
requires simple colour changes and/or shaping.
Golf: The most challenging group. Shaping is required
and/or special techniques such as lace and I-cord making. No prior
knowledge of these techniques is required as the pattern serves
as a tutorial.
Information regarding the individual patterns may be obtained by
visiting "for HER",
"for HIM and her", and