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 , The Velveteen Rabbit, The House at Pooh Corner, La Belle et Le Bete, The Wizard of Oz, Rapunzel and next up Snow White!

original designs  

original designs

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from Guernseygal Designs
from Guernseygal Designs
from The Unique Sheep Website
from The Unique Sheep Website
from The Unique Sheep Website
from Guernseygal Designs
from Guernseygal Designs
from Guernseygal Designs
from Guernseygal Designs
from Unique Feet: Men's Socks from the Uni...
from Unique Feet: Men's Socks from the Uni...
from The Unique Sheep Website
from Tailor Made, The Knitting Collection:...
from Guernseygal Designs
from twist collective spring/summer 2013
from Knitscene, Summer 2013
from The Unique Sheep Website
from Yarnwise Magazine 58, March 2013
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Yarnwise Magazine 57, February 2013
from Knit Edge magazine, Issue 2
from Yarnwise Magazine 56, January 2013
from The Unique Sheep Website
from Yarnwise Magazine 55, December 2012
from The Unique Sheep Website
from The Unique Sheep Website
from Guernseygal Designs
from Yarnwise Magazine 53, October 2012
from Guernseygal Designs
from Guernseygal Designs
from Guernseygal Designs
from Tailor Made, The Knitting Collection:...
from Guernseygal Designs
from Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group
from Guernseygal Designs
from Knit Magazine No 49, May 2012
from The Unique Sheep Website
from Guernseygal Designs
from The Unique Sheep Website
from Knit Magazine No 44, Christmas 2011
from The Unique Sheep Website
from Guernseygal Designs
from Knit Magazine No 39, August 2011
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