Ilana R. Marks

Ilana R. Marks

I’ve been knitting (and to a lesser extent, crocheting) since high school. My favorite things to knit are dolls, toys, and other small-ish stuffed projects. In my own designs, I try to select subjects that make people say, “I didn’t know you could make that out of yarn!” I treat my knitting somewhat like sculpture, thinking outside the box about how I can achieve certain shapes and looks.
I love custom requests and projects - they challenge me to create something unique, and broaden my horizons to new interests.
As for myself, I’m a huge geek. I love classic and retro sci-fi, and many of my designs reflect that.
Overall, I’m driven by the belief that toys aren’t just for kids. I think everyone needs a little whimsy in their lives!
(Pattern Note: In nearly all of my designs, gauge is not important. I generally don’t provide specific yarn data for the projects because I encourage you to experiment with using whatever yarn you have available, provided that you adjust the needle size accordingly to make a tight knit fabric. I usually go down 2 needle sizes from the recommended size on the yarn label. Toys are great stash-busters! I personally prefer using acrylic yarn for toys because it’s durable and washable.)

original designs  

original designs

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from From the Needles of DrFrankKnits on W...
from From the Needles of DrFrankKnits on W...
from From the Needles of DrFrankKnits on W...
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from Ilana R. Marks' Ravelry Store
from Ilana R. Marks' Ravelry Store
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from From the Needles of DrFrankKnits on T...
from DrFrankKnits on Etsy
from DrFrankKnits on Etsy
from From the Needles of DrFrankKnits on W...
from DrFrankKnits on Etsy
from From the Needles of DrFrankKnits on T...
from From the Needles of DrFrankKnits on T...
from DrFrankKnits on Etsy
from DrFrankKnits on Etsy
from DrFrankKnits on Etsy