Maria Zilakou

Maria Zilakou

♊ Power Knitter, Passionate Teacher, Periodic Blogger, Loyal Raveler, ♡er of life+color. When I take a break, I …crochet!
I live and work in Piraeus, Greece, with my husband, an English & Greek Language Teacher & Digital Editor and our teenage son, an avid crafter from an early age.
I have been working as a Foreign Languages Teacher and Translator for years and have been designing and self-publishing my own patterns, as well as introducing new methods into my knitting and crochet techniques and teaching in workshops all over Greece ever since 2012.
My mission is to create inclusive patterns for wearable knits and spread my love for knitting and crochet as mush as possible. Greece is a small dot on the world map, but I believe my love for colors and shapes comes from living under the Greek sun. This compensates for living so far away from the international knitting scene.
In 2013, I was assigned by Iwn Publishing House to translate the following 2 books, released in 2014:
“The New Encyclopedia of Knitting Techniques”: Translation and Editing for the Greek Language
“ The New Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques” : Translation and Editing for the Greek Language
It was a huge task but I feel really proud of of the result and so happy to have connected with knitters in Greece and be able to help in (finally) offering them access to a pair of well-written comprehensive guidebooks in Greek!
I usually collaborate with indie-dyers and create original accessories and garments with their beautiful handspun/handdyed yarn. I am a firm believer in the power of working together to promote our crafts. I also invest my money and time, buying the yarns I like to create a new designs(although not so often as I would like to, as budget is always an issue these days).

lace’n’garter knits is my official Ravelry Designer’s group! You’re welcome to join!!!

My website: lace’n’garter knits

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Ferragosto Twist
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Kérkyra
TréLiz
Symi Cowl
The Gift Ahead 2020 Ebook
Nel Blu
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Sunday Belle
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Hug 2020
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Energy flow Cowl
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Iria Beach Socks
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Gracioso Shawlette
The Peace Trilogy
Tolerante
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Serenísimo
The Peace Trilogy
Distinto
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Youkali
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La Giaddina MKAL
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Fika Socks
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The Number Hundred
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Daddy's Cowl
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Kefalari Shawl
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Fragilità
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Tetragona
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Here Comes The Rain Again
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The Sound of Silence MItts
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California Dreamin' Socks
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La Pioggia Cowl
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La Mer Hat
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Chiaroscuro Shawl
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Cantaloupe Pink Shawl
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Tropicalia
Unfilodi Knit House
The May Royal Shawl
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Sock Your Fade
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M stands for March MKAL
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Lipperin
Unfilodi Knit House
The Smell of Snow
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Byzance
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Modesta Wrap MKAL
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Vivari Delights Shawl
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The Beach Hut Shawl
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La Scalinata
Unfilodi Knit House
Heliotropion Shawl
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Freddo Macchiato MKAL
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Sarakatsana Shawl
Maria goes TreLiz Vol.#1
Sollux Hat
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Magari
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Saturnia Shawl
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Theta Hat
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|kastani'a| hat
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The Yellow Pair
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Silencioso Cardigan |MKAL
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