Ethel Weinberg

Ethel Weinberg

My love of needle arts began at my mother’s knee and it grew along with the garments I made until time for creativity took a backseat to family life and the workaday world. After 30 years without picking up a needle, my then-15-year-old daughter requested a special Sweet 16 gift (“Mom, you used to knit. Please make me a scarf for my birthday”). I missed knitting!

One scarf led to another. And I started my knitting business, Irene Pechenik Hand Knits (named in honor of my mom, after I inherited her knitting paraphernalia). I showed at craft fairs, was accepted into Brooklyn Artisan’s Gallery, and created accessories for specialty stores. While working on special orders, I derived great satisfaction from creating patterns, and my designing relationship with Cascade Yarns was born.

Many of my patterns are for carry-along projects, created for the subway commuter (myself included). I focus on visually interesting classics with clean lines that are easy to memorize and to pick up and put down. Please check out my Ravelry store for designs and inspiration.

original designs  

original designs

from Cascade Yarns® Website
W689a_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
A299_small_best_fit
from Knitterati Afghan
Cascade_knitterati_afghan_weinberg__8-1_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
Slouchyhat_sm3_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
C303_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
Dk393_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
W589_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
Dk362d_small_best_fit
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Img_7417_small_best_fit
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Clasic_mitt_phone_small_best_fit
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Img_4253_small
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Ribbed_stripey_hat_small
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Hat3crop_small_best_fit
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Img_0658_small_best_fit
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Springshawl1979_small_best_fit
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Img_1960_small
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Img_5301_small_best_fit
from Irene Pechenik Hand Knits
Smockecapblue_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
Slipstitchcowl_sm1_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
1skeinneckwarmer_sm_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
W380_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
W216_small_best_fit