Adrienne Larsen

Adrienne Larsen

My username is TheYarnslayer and my website is theyarnslayer.com where you can see all of Yarnslayer Fibers offerings and all of my designs.

Conventional wisdom dictates knitting is relaxing and mindless. Unfortunately, I’ve never been good at relaxing and mindless. As a child, knitting gave my antsy hands something to do. As I got older, my antsy hands and restless brain searched for harder and harder patterns to conquer. Finally, nothing would do except to invent new patterns myself.

These days, the creation of a simple pattern isn’t quite enough to tame my restlessness. It demands that my designs push the envelope, often beginning with the thought, “Is this possible?” With that, a quest to slay the next dragon begins!

Yarn is my favorite tool in this quest, but also my most gifted adversary. Like my sigil, the ferret, I continually search in familiar corners to find something new and surprising to challenge me. Also like the ferret, my fingers display a joyous dance of war when I discover it.

My background includes an M.S. in Textile Engineering from Philadelphia University. My designs have appeared in publications including Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear, Creative Knitting, Vogue Knitting, and Knitter’s Magazine. My winning knit fabric design was also distributed nationally through Urban Outfitters.

Through my work as a knitting instructor and yarn guru at The Bountiful Ewe in Fargo, ND, I enjoy teaching people how to slay their own dragons.

original designs

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Big Bend
Issue Ten: Texas
Chainlink Pullover
Cast On, Fall 2021
Shawl MKAL 2021
The Yarnslayer
Helianthus Shawl
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Clematis Tee
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Anthurium Cardigan
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Tori Double Flutter Sleeve Top
I Like Knitting Website
Slip Hem Tunic
The Yarnslayer
Rococo Cowl
The Yarnslayer
Hali Half Stripe Sweater
I Like Knitting Website
Ellie Tee
I Like Knitting Website
Twyla Shell
Twists & Twines
Adelaide Vest
Twists & Twines
Blythe Cardigan
Twists & Twines
Calista Pullover
Twists & Twines
Calla Lily
Twists & Twines
Cottage Hat
Twists & Twines
Dahlia Hat
Twists & Twines
Elyse Shell
Twists & Twines
Zinnia Tee
Twists & Twines
Harlow Tee
Twists & Twines
Ivy Cardigan
Twists & Twines
Maeve Dress
Twists & Twines
Meliae Cardigan
Twists & Twines
Sofia Bolero
Twists & Twines
Wren Vest
Twists & Twines
Smokestacks Hat
The Yarnslayer
Ola
Universal Yarn Website
Swirlayoke
Cast On, Spring 2021
Avalon Hat
The Yarnslayer
Jigsaw Cowl
The Yarnslayer
Tinsel Stole
12 Days of Winter Kit Collection - Series 4
Mini-Stocking Garland
Cast On, Winter 2020-2021
Firework Headband
The Yarnslayer
Ageless Shawl
The Yarnslayer
Slanted Mirror Cowl
The Yarnslayer
Picnic Tee
Urth Yarns
Lead The Wave Welted Cowl
I Like Knitting Website
Caribbean Waters Pullover
I Like Knitting, August 2020
Perennial
Universal Yarn Website
Flower Waves Blanket
Knit Picks Website
Twisted Turtleneck
Cast On, Fall 2020
Lorelei
Universal Yarn Website
Mingling Sweater
Knit Picks Website
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