Mind of Winter

Los Angeles, California · 157 Sales


Mind of Winter

Los Angeles, California 157 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Crochet Pattern PDF - Etheria Picot Mesh Cowl
Knitting Pattern PDF - Cable and Lace Magda Cowl
Knitting Pattern PDF - Cabled Zucca Cowl
Knitting Pattern PDF - Frambuesa Shawl / Scarf
Knitting Pattern PDF - Cable and Lace Adiri Cowl
Crochet Pattern PDF - Sibelle Floral Motif Cowl
Knitting Pattern PDF - Lace Sola Tam / Beret
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Organic Designs from an Independent Designer

I began designing knitwear for several well-known publishers. It was great fun, but over time I found that I really wanted to strike out on my own and self-publish. I wanted the control over materials and final product that you just can't get when working for someone else. This requires a lot more work than people would expect. I do all of my pattern grading, layout, schematics and graphics myself, as well as most of the photography, supplemented by my husband. My knitting design work is for the most part a one-woman show, except for the work done by my impeccable technical editors, without whom it would be impossible to bring you a high quality product. It is truly a labor of love.

Mind of Winter designs encompass all that I love - texture, line, and proportion that are organic in feel and incredibly wearable. Most pieces work well casually over a pair of jeans or dressed up for the office or dinner out. I place a high value on yarn, and design each pattern with a specific yarn in mind. I currently work with four wonderful independent yarn companies - Shalimar Yarns, SweetGeorgia Yarns, Sunday Knits, and The Plucky Knitter. Please support these companies who support me - you will not be disappointed. I also strive to serve a wide variety of knitters in my designing. My patterns range in size from XS to 4X, and offer both written and charted instructions, except where written instructions would be impractical. I provide full technical support as well, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about a pattern. Finally, my patterns are available in print for wholesalers, so if you have a shop and are interested in carrying Mind of Winter designs, please contact me.

Happy Knitting!


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  • Julia Trice

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a long time knitter, and I have been designing knitwear for publication since 2004. This is my independent line, but I also design regularly for Twist Collective (www.twistcollective.com), so please visit me there!

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Last updated on February 7, 2011

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