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 and next up Heidi!

original designs  

from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
from Knit Edge magazine, Issue 2
from Yarnwise Magazine 56, January 2013
from The Unique Sheep
from Yarnwise Magazine 55, December 2012
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from The Unique Sheep
from Yarnwise Magazine 53, October 2012
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from The Knitting Collection: Volume One
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Knit Magazine No 49, May 2012
from The Unique Sheep
from The Unique Sheep
from The Unique Sheep
from Knit Magazine No 44, Christmas 2011
from The Unique Sheep
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Knit Magazine No 39, August 2011
from The Unique Sheep mystery shawl KAL
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group
from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns...
from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns...
from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns...
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from The Unique Sheep
from The Unique Sheep Wonderland Sock Club
from Fiber Fiction
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Ram Club - Sock Club for Men
from Super Sock Scarefest, aka Scary Sock KAL
from The Unique Sheep
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from The Unique Sheep
from Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads
from The Unique Sheep
from Janine Le Cras' Ravelry Downloads