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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My current club, Indulge Yourself Shawls, is now complete and includes four lace shawl patterns, each at the Intermediate level. Doable, comfort-inducing projects for the year ahead!
For 2020, I offered 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.