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  

original designs

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100_0721_small
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Photo_small_best_fit
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Img_0336__2__small_best_fit
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100_0680_small_best_fit
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100_0699_small
from MinnesotaSticks
100_0655_small
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100_0664__2__small_best_fit
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Franklin_habit_and_carribean_sunset_020_small_best_fit
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Milltown_and_mill_city_market_019_small_best_fit
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Mill_city_market_cowl_002_small_best_fit
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Amery_008_small_best_fit
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Lucy_and_dallas_006_small_best_fit
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Lucy_and_dallas_017_small_best_fit
from MinnesotaSticks
Blake_002_small_best_fit
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Bella_serva_003_small_best_fit
from MinnesotaSticks
Grandma_s_strawberry_patch___laurel_008_small_best_fit
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Grandma_s_strawberry_patch___laurel_006_small_best_fit
from MinnesotaSticks
Bella_002_small_best_fit
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July_2012_001_small_best_fit
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French_market_shawl_018_small_best_fit
from MinnesotaSticks
100_0344_small
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Sharon_s_poncho_008_small
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Lillian_002_small_best_fit