passion4patterns' Shop Announcement

My name is Maureen and I am a longtime Indie Designer! and past president of Canadian Knitwear Designers & Artisans (CKDA)..

I am a devoted and totally addicted hand knitter and crafter and that is confirmed by the evidence in my bulging closet in my studio. I now live in beautiful Kentville, Nova Scotia.

I was taught to knit, crochet, craft and design at a very young age. I lived in Cape Breton Nova Scotia, by my mother and I have carried this love with me throughout my lifetime. I was proud to be able to knit unique sweaters for my two children as they grew and also to make unique and interesting crafts. Since my childhood was spent in a predominately scottish/irish part of Canada, that instilled in me, the love and the passion for hand-made and hand crafted items. A lot of my designs tend to lean in that direction.

My love for animals and my love of knitting has turned out to be a great combination. Each dog sweater I make is a little different than the previous one because I basically make up the designs as I go along.
Last year I decided to write up my patterns and put them up for sale. I have been trying to get different sizes and weights done but this is labor intensive and will be done as soon as I am able to feel comfortable with how they are written. I want to make it as easy as I possibly can for all levels of knitters so please be patient.

Feel free to grab a cuppa and browse through my sales page

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