Welcome to Ilga Leja Handknit Design!
I am a knitwear designer based in Nova Scotia, although my roots extend from Latvia to Newfoundland. My work is characterized by classic silhouettes, unique construction, and playful use of stitch patterns.
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For 2020, I am offering a series of patterns and tutorials to explore this fascinating new approach to knitting that I am calling "kaleidoscope knitting". Like the images in a kaleidoscope, the work is made up of sections that build on each other, resulting in an explosion of colour and shapes.
The most recent addition to the Kaleidoscope Knitting Collection is Water Music:
Other recent patterns include Petals Galore:
The Sea and Shore Club 2018 includes four patterns:
Ravelry version: Sea and Shore Club