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 Ram Club - Sock Club for Men
Train_to_brighton_3_small
from Super Sock Scarefest, aka Scary Sock KAL
Imgp2834_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
White_rabbit_socks_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
10_in_2010_shawl_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Web_small_best_fit
from Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group
Flowers_socks_small
from Guernseygal Designs
Wishing_for_spring_2_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Travelling_man_1_small_best_fit
from The Fibertarian, Winter 2009
Cowl1_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Imgp2473_small
from Guernseygal Designs
Eric_1_small
from Yarn Forward Magazine No. 19, Novembe...
Gothic_leaves_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Bride_of_frankenstein_elsa_lanchester_small
from Guernseygal Designs
Life_s_a_beach_-_small_small_best_fit
from Super Sock Scarefest, aka Scary Sock KAL
3908363803_d8bf6f6dff_m
from Knotions, Fall 2009
Moon_river_4_small_best_fit
from Knotions, Fall 2009
Image_small_best_fit
from Yarn Forward Magazine No. 16, August ...
B_small_best_fit
from Yarn Forward Magazine No. 16, August ...
G_small
from The Unique Sheep
Imgp2265_small
from Knotions, Summer 2009
Emma_4_small_best_fit
from Knitting in the Sun
1257knittingkristi_-_bordeaux_small_best_fit
from Knitting in the Sun
1690kristiknitting-_provence_small_best_fit
from Knotions, Spring 2009
Seaside_serenade1_small
from Guernseygal Designs
Tetris_small_best_fit
from Knotions, Spring 2009
Kimonon1_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Moodle_small
from Guernseygal Designs
2260681172_a5c62e6dd4_m
from Guernseygal Designs
Another_day_1_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Willow_1_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Imgp2046_small
from Guernseygal Designs
Blowsey_2_small_best_fit
from Knotions, Winter 2008
3037636080_8310260999_m
from Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure
Imgp1933_small
from Super Sock Scarefest, aka Scary Sock KAL
2988008647_6e1336c12b_m
from Super Sock Scarefest, aka Scary Sock KAL
Imgp1930_small_best_fit
from Six Sox Knitalong Yahoo Group
Autumn_lace_sock_small_best_fit
from Knotions, Fall 2008
Dsc03408_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Alexandra2_small
from Yarn Forward Magazine No. 6, Summer ...
2648480361_dbc7e4df69_m
from The Unique Sheep
Fine_feathers_1_small_small_best_fit
from Guernseygal Designs
Beachcomber_v_small_best_fit
from The Unique Sheep
Imgp1741_small
from The Unique Sheep
2298315733_3cc482a8fd_m
from Guernseygal Designs
2425922111_70478863cd_m
from Wooly Wonka Fibers
2247536097_39892997f2_m
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