Carolyn Lisle

Carolyn Lisle

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Purple dragon eye with yarn ball and text: The Periwinkle Dragon, original knitting patterns by Carolyn Lisle.

I love to come up with new ideas about knitting, but “easier than they look” is usually my goal! Regardless of the level of difficulty, I make sure my patterns are always clearly written and full of helpful resources.

As a dedicated science nerd, my designs are often inspired by natural phenomena and the diversity of life on Earth. However, I’m mostly just a weirdo who gets inspired by all kinds of random things! Looking for socks inspired by fungus? What about weird bugs? Crosswalks? Obsolete computer equipment? Dinosaur temperature regulation? It’s all here! I love bright colours, and once in a while I do something that’s just ridiculous.

Pattern support is available by email with a 24-48 hour response time. If you are interested in test knitting, please fill out this form for an invite to my Slack workspace!

A selection of my patterns have been prepared specifically for compatibility with the knitCompanion app! Check them out:
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Looking for professionally-printed patterns for kits, clubs, classes, or LYS sales? The majority of my patterns now have high-resolution print-optimized versions available to order from Magcloud! The quality is excellent, and volume discounts are available for as few as 10 copies.

Looking for a set of digital download codes for a pattern instead? Please email me for a quote.

original designs

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Geode Crystals Shawl
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Linkages Socks
Knit Now, Issue 168, May 2024
Helix Remix Socks
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Crosslink Socks
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Friendship Bracelet Socks
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Slipper On Socks
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Slip On Socks
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Dizzy Diamonds Socks
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Yocto Socks
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Screen Burn Socks
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Quaviver Socks
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Sunglasses At Night Socks
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The Worst Way Socks
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Hapax Socks
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Just Jealous Socks
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Vastness of Space Socks
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Bass Sonic Texture Socks
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Sonic Texture Socks
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Arctic Front Cowl
Arctic Front Toque and Cowl Set
Arctic Front Toque
Arctic Front Toque and Cowl Set
Pictum Socks
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Cedar Sparks Socks
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Star-Studded Socks
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Estuarine Socks
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Cloud Forest Socks
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Nicobar Socks
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Zöllner Socks
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Emergent Properties Socks
Electric Slide: Colorful Socks
Spring Flurries Toque
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Vanilla Bean Layer Cake Socks
Vanilla Beans: Simple and Sweet Toe-Up Sock Recipes
Vanilla Bean Pound Cake Socks
Vanilla Beans: Simple and Sweet Toe-Up Sock Recipes
Vanilla Bean Cupcake Socks
Vanilla Beans: Simple and Sweet Toe-Up Sock Recipes
Pedestrian Scramble Socks
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Ochotona Cowl
Ochotona Hat and Cowl Set
Ochotona Hat
Ochotona Hat and Cowl Set
Isabellina Socks
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Cracked Glass
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Notebook Doodles
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Curling Leaves Cowl
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Walk Without Rhythm Socks
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Sand Gecko Socks
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Llama Tracks Socks
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Kettle Lakes Socks
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Variegated yarn with short colour repeat sections
Drop Zone Socks
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Alicorn Socks
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Corallinus Socks
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X-pression Socks
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Azureum Socks
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Pop Rocks Cheesecake Cowl
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Wired Up Hat
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