Gunilla Leavitt

Gunilla Leavitt

Taught to knit by my grandma at a tender age (8 or 11, I honestly don’t remember), hating it (dark green probably acrylic and tiny needles), only to pick it back up at 17 when hand knit mohair sweaters were all the rage (pfft, I can do that!), I never thought I’d find myself designing, teaching, or helping others with their knitting. Funny where life takes you sometimes :)

I was fortunate enough to work as the Knitting Doctor at a fabulous LYS (Knitting Arts in Saratoga) for 3 1/2 years. The store closed its doors in June of 2008 after 5 years in business, and now I am Knitting Doctor at Green Planet Yarn in Campbell and, after a stint at (the now closed) The Yarn Place in Capitola, at Chics with Sticks in Santa Cruz.

original designs

One Night Mitts
Have a notion
Cap o' Cool
Have a notion
Inside Out Cowl
The Golden Fleece (website)
Jazz Hands
The Golden Fleece (website)
Tea for Two
The Golden Fleece
Lillian's Luxe Collar
Imperial Yarn
F417 DeAire Neckwarmer
Plymouth Yarn Company Free Online Patterns
Helical
Yay, knitting!
Lace Bereanie
Yay, knitting!
Hattering
Yay, knitting!
A Stocking Cap
Yay, knitting!
Pink Ribbon Tote
Yay, knitting!
Birthday Cupcake
Yay, knitting!
Ogre My Ogre
Yay, knitting!
Easybreezy
Knitty, Summer 2003