Donald Waalen

Donald Waalen

When I was a child my Grandmother was always crocheting doilies. I was fascinated by the beautiful lace she created and at the age of 5 she taught me how to read patterns and create that same lace with my tiny hands.

I have always been interested in fashion and design. I was creating jewelry in my early teens. As a young adult I ran my own clothing and costume design business. I’ve designed and created numerous wedding dresses.

I’ve been knitting since about 1996 and have incorporated my own design sensibility into my knitting. So much so, that I have now moved into designing under my own label, MinnesotaSticks.

I hope you enjoy what comes off my needles and choose to purchase my patterns for your own use.

original designs  

Ice Flow
MinnesotaSticks
Apple River
MinnesotaSticks
Gladys
MinnesotaSticks
Weeds in the Water
MinnesotaSticks
Roxanne
MinnesotaSticks
Centuria
MinnesotaSticks
Balsam Lake
MinnesotaSticks
Caribbean Sunset
MinnesotaSticks
Milltown
MinnesotaSticks
Mill City Market Co
MinnesotaSticks
Dallas
MinnesotaSticks
Lucy
MinnesotaSticks
Blake
MinnesotaSticks
Amery
MinnesotaSticks
Bella Serva
MinnesotaSticks
Laurel
MinnesotaSticks
Carmen
MinnesotaSticks
Bella
MinnesotaSticks
French Market Shawl
MinnesotaSticks
The Socialite
MinnesotaSticks
Mossy Cables Ponchette
MinnesotaSticks
The Vixen
MinnesotaSticks
Lillian
MinnesotaSticks