It is important to me that knitwear designs capture this double nature of the nautilus, the elegance and the detail. Every pattern should help a knitter elevate their knitting skills, either through a new technique, construction method, or finishing method. It gives me a thrill to help knitters at every skill level achieve this. My patterns provide all the information necessary for you to create a piece you will be proud to wear or share.
My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 7 years old, and and it has been a great passion ever since. I was fortunate to be the in-house designer for Shibui Knits for about 5 years and am now designing under my independent label, Shel Designs.
Living a short drive from the Oregon Coast, I visit the ocean every chance I can. It’s a place I feel at peace, at home, calm, connected.
The life forms that adapt, evolve, and call it home fascinate me. Change is exciting – and natural. It’s one of the reasons why I chose the nautilus shell to represent Shel Designs: it starts small, but builds its home from there, continually growing and renewing itself, beautifully.
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