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.

Having recently returned from a trip to the desert in Death Valley, CA, I am now offering a series of four patterns in the Desert Series. Three lace shawls and a sleeveless top, each is inspired by the colours and light and unique beauty of the desert. Sign up to receive all four patterns and include a friend to receive them, too!

My current, year-long initiative for this year is Knitting Elegance 2016, a different kind of knitting pattern club. Read more about it here. It also includes all four patterns in the Desert Series as well as yarn discounts and free patterns.

The first pattern in the Desert Series is Desert Blossom. The pattern includes two versions: shawlette and full-size shawl.

Yarn kits for this design are available here.

For a complete overview of my knitting design work, view all my Design Collections and e-books.

Best-Selling Patterns Last Month:

Desert Blossom

 Bermuda Scarf

Summer in the City

For a selection of yarns available, view Yarns and Specials.

Current Yarn Specials are available here.

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Enjoy your visit!    

Recent Blog Entry:

Desert Blossom

The first pattern in the Desert Series: Desert Blossom is now available.

Yarn kits for this pattern are available here.

Posted by Ilga Leja on 06/07 at 02:09 PM