Designer: Linda Wilgus
Blog: Woolly Mammoth Knits
Rav ID: linw
Some Great Designs: linw's Rav Designer Page
Original Indie Designer Post: April 24, 2009
My my, the things you can do in three years!
When I first profiled linw in 2009, she had just under ten patterns published. Taking a glance at her body of work, you'll see a wide range of techniques and pattern types: a truly versatile designer, linw has successfully applied her skills in many different publications.
She's been featured in Knitty (twice!), PopKnits, Yarn Forward and Creative Knitting, to name a few!
She has so many new designs, it's difficult to choose where to begin, but I'll reign myself in with four:
Maratea (pictured, and featured in her 2011 ebook, Knit, Block, Love) is a geometric and eye-catching shawl. Worked from the centre-top down, it has my favourite shawl construction: every row is getting shorter!
Peggy Sue is a very wearable wardrobe item, and one that would make for a great process knit. This free pattern was inspired by 1950s cardigans, and features delicate cables and a cropped waist.
Meanderlust is an adorable buttoned cowl, including fabulous texture, fun cables and interesting lace edging. For a great quick knit, this is a go-to pattern (also fantastic for showing off your favourite pair of buttons, methinks).
Ripples is a chunky weight beret, featuring pretty lace details. I love the combination of lace and chunky yarn!
Before I go, I want to also point out linw's Ravelry group: here you can find pattern support, but also knitalongs and pattern giveaways.
This designer is so talented, versatile and prolific, I can't wait to see what the next three years produce!