Francoise Danoy

Francoise Danoy

Kia ora, I’m Francoise, aka Frenchie.

Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Waiapu te ara
Ko Ngaati Porou te iwi

Franco-Maori, American-Australian knitwear designer + coach living in Osaka, Japan.

At Aroha Knits, as a knitwear designer and coach, I inspire and empower fiber artists to transform their yarn so they can manifest Aroha, one stitch at a time.

My designs draw influence from my Maori heritage, where I transform the myths, legends, and other stories into stitches and connect them to the story of why we make. Through this recreation, my work aims to remember the past and strengthen the future for the Maori culture and people, while enriching the present knitting community and share my voice and stories of the third-space generation.

Why do you knit? Begin your journey of discovering your story of why you create by taking the Fibre Muse Discovery Quiz. Click here to discover your inner Fibre Muse!


Pay What Works: In an effort to find a balance between more financial accessibility and sustainable pricing, I now offer a “Pay What Works” model. This allows for financial flexibility while still valuing and respecting the work and energy I and others provide in the making of this pattern. The price shown on Ravelry is the “true” value of the pattern that best reflects the work put into creating this design.

To purchase the pattern at a price point that is more accessible to you, use the coupon code at checkout listed next to the price point. The prices indicate the price you will pay, not the discount amount. No coupon code is needed for the highest price point.

AROHA3 - 20% off

AROHA2 - 40% off

AROHA1 - 50% off

Other ways to support my work is through leaving a tip via Ko-Fi, or becoming a supporter via Patreon.

original designs  

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Printemps
Knit Picks Website
Reti
Knitcrate INSPIRATIONS January 2019 Artisan & Sock Artisan
Ngaawari
Knitcrate INSPIRATIONS January 2019 Artisan & Sock Artisan
Kahurangi Cowl
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Journey Home
Marino Wrap
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Journey Home
Karekare Pullover
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Journey Home
Atawhai Hat
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Journey Home
Aise
Kniterator
Exhale
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
Ebb & Flow
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
Tiu
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
Sophrosyne
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
Caim Shawl
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Mystic 2018
Rainbow Top
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
Icescape Shawl
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
Phlegethon Shawl
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
May Pole Cowl
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
Wifty Top
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
Rêveuse Shawl
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Dreamer 2018
You Are Knitworthy
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
Little Acts of Kindness
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
A Work of Love
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
Comfort Cowl
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
A Shield Against Grief
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
Snowfall Hat
Fibre Muse Quarterly: Giver 2017
Connected
Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
The Plains
Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
Daydream
Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
Freedom
Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
Venture
Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
Fortune
Fibre Muse Quarterly: SEEKER 2017
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