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.
My new initiative for this year is Knitting Elegance 2016, a different kind of knitting pattern club.
Come and explore knitting’s possibilities with new patterns for shawls, cowls, sweaters, vests, and more.
But there will be something more: a chance to try out different expressions with colour experiments and tapestry knitting. I will be providing tutorials--for members only!--on new approaches to the art of knitting!
Check out Knitting Elegance 2016 to view all the benefits of membership, including yarn discounts and free patterns.
The first pattern for the year is To the Manor Born:
For winter, I have released an e-book, Celtic Colours: Knitted Accessories from New Scotland:
Best-Selling Patterns in 2015:
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Enjoy your visit!