Janine Le Cras

Janine Le Cras

I learned to knit at my grandmother knee at the ages of about 7 and knitted right through school and up until my children got to an age where they refused to wear hand knits. I started knitting again seriously, about 10 years ago after a hiatus of about 9 years. Then I discovered the online knitting community. Knitting on a small island in the middle of the English Channel can be rather lonely.

Thanks to the Internet I have rediscovered my knitting mojo, learned to spin, acquired a stash ( both yarn and fibre) bought a wheel and started designing in earnest - not necessarily in that order.

Since then I have been fortunate enough to have designs accepted by several publishers.
I have designed for Magknits, Knotions, Yarn Forward, Knit Edge, Interweave Knits and have had patterns published in several books including Knitting in the Sun,Knitting in the Sun for Kids The Joy of Sox, Sock Club and a couple of publications for Juniper Moon Farm

I enjoy a wonderful working relationship with the Girls at the Unique Sheep and have designed several things showcasing their yarns including our ongoing series of lace shawls Mystery KALs inspired by classic children’s books. So far we have done The Secret Garden and The Enchanted Wood , Moonfleet, Through the Looking Glass ,Phoenix and the Carpet, Jungle Book, The Little Prince, The Little Mermaid, Treasure Island and Watership Down, Peter Pan, Wind in the Willows, Oliver Twist and The Snow Queen, Once and Future King, A Wrinkle in Time, Heidi and next up The Velveteen Rabbit!

original designs  

original designs

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from Knotions, April 2017
Wp_20170331_16_23_29_pro_small_best_fit
from Knit Edge magazine, Issue 10
Knit-edge-issue-ten_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Img_2711_small
from The Unique Sheep
Christmas2_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Wp_20160831_18_16_39_pro_small_best_fit
from Knotions, October 2016
Scarf_5_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Wp_20160725_10_50_26_pro__2__small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Plain_or_fancy_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Image_small_best_fit
from Knotions, Winter/Spring 2016
Wp_20160202_12_46_33_rich__2__small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Wp_20160403_12_01_33_pro_small_best_fit
from The Knitting Collection: Volume Two
Mavric_photography_unedited_030_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Wit1_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Rose1_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Wp_20150830_001_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Redmitt_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Img_1165_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Scream1_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Yarma_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Stargirl_small_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Image_medium_small
from The Unique Sheep
15123092985_e10889ac1a_m
from The Unique Sheep
Image_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Renoir1_small_best_fit
from Unwind Brighton
Stargirl_small_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Dscn0487a_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Website
Amaranthus_hero_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Zelda_pic_small
from Juniper Moon Farm Website
Dsc_4659_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Website
Morning_glory_hero_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Website
Genista_hero_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Website
Sea_holly_hero_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Website
Speedwell_xtra1_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Wp_20140304_004_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Capricorn3_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Dscn0795_small
from Guernseygal Designs
Dscn0784_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Enchanted_wood_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep Zodiac Club
Virgo_1_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Woman_in_black_sock_small_best_fit
from Unique Feet: Men's Socks from the Uni...
Celticweddinghose_lecras_small_best_fit
from Unique Feet: Men's Socks from the Uni...
Heraldic_lecras_small
from The Unique Sheep
Image_small
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