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 The Knitting Collection: Volume One
Crochet_17oct13-205_small_best_fit
from twist collective spring/summer 2013
Wavelettes_z_500_small_best_fit
from Knitscene, Summer 2013
Flanders_2d00_scar
from Guernseygal Designs
Image_medium_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Ticomplete4_small_best_fit
from Yarnwise Magazine 58, March 2013
Mag_0693_small_best_fit
from Yarnwise Magazine 57, February 2013
Mag_9936_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
Dorrit_hero_small
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
Bronwyn07-optimized_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
Packer_back_detail-optimized_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
Sewanee12_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
Yearling_sites_cowl_hero-optimized_small_best_fit
from Juniper Moon Farm Yearling 2013 Booklet
Caston_hero-optimized_small_best_fit
from Knit Edge magazine, Issue 2
Dsc_0254_small_best_fit
from Yarnwise Magazine 56, January 2013
Dsc_0349_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Layout_small_best_fit
from Yarnwise Magazine 55, December 2012
Cushion_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Img_3882_small_best_fit
from Yarnwise Magazine 53, October 2012
Yw53_53_winterstole_page_1_image_0001_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Freddy_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Guernsey_garden_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Crochet_21oct2013-349_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
28_days_full_small_best_fit
from The Knitting Collection: Volume One
Crochet_17oct13-165_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
7874930330_24ecb67425_m
from Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group
2013-05-25_12
from Guernseygal Designs
Romance_small
from Knit Magazine No 49, May 2012
9521331783_28f278b70e_b_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Dscn0019_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Imgp3136a_small_best_fit
from Knit Magazine No 44, Christmas 2011
Dscn0751_small
from The Unique Sheep
Imgp3117_small_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
The_nanny_-_small_small_best_fit
from Knit Magazine No 39, August 2011
Imgp3078_small
from The Unique Sheep mystery shawl KAL
Imgp3092_small
from Guernseygal Designs
Bangle_1_small_best_fit
from Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group
Img_0308_small
from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns...
Ginny-shrug-fairy1_small_best_fit
from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns...
Photo__10__small
from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns...
Uploadedimage_small
from The Unique Sheep Wonderland Sock Club
100_5308_small
from Fiber Fiction
Reginald_small
from Guernseygal Designs
No_two_snowflakes_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Imgp2876_small_best_fit
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