Jayalakshmi M H


I am a budding designer from Mumbai, India. I was a technical writer before I quit work to start my family. I am now a full time mom to super-active twin girls with very little time to spare. In the little precious “me time” that I get, I try to pack in as much knitting I can, whether it’s test knitting, swatching stitch patterns, learning new knitting techniques or dreaming and creating my own stuff.

My personal design philosophy is to create quick, simple, preferably seamless, yet elegant knits that are as fun to knit as they are comfortable to wear.

My Ravelry ID is jayashankar and you can find my designs on my designer page.

Projects by Jayalakshmi M H

Rosado Eyelet Scarf

Rosado is a light scarf with delicate eyelet details on the ends. This scarf is the answer to cool summer morning walks and evening moonlit strolls. With a clean and elegant look, this scarf is bound to become a daily wear in your wardrobe when paired with your tee, tank, or evening dress. The scarf is highly customizable based on the yarn amount you have on hand and makes for a great one-skein project!

View Project

Pacifica Stripes Tee

This seamless striped tee is a cool and nautical addition to your wardrobe. With stripes only halfway up the body of the piece with a couple stripes on the sleeves, this tee has more visual interest and more of a playful summer flair. Knit in sport-weight linen yarn, the tee is ideal for summer/spring wear but can be well worn into early fall.

View Project

Joyful Hat & Cowl Set

Originally published as the Willow River Hat and Willow River Cowl, the two finally come together in a matching set that’s perfect for the joyful season ahead. Bright white buttons complete the festive look. This set is made for an adult, but roll up the brim a bit and it looks great on little ones too.

View Project

Cereus Cowl

Cereus, named after the cacti of the same name, has a wavy-like edging similar to the Cereus cacti. After a harsh and cold winter, everyone is pining for some warmth and greenery. This cowl can be draped almost like a caplet or bunched up around the neck.

View Project

Willow River Hat

With an eye-catching design and a red pom pom to match, this is the hat for the guy on your list that isn’t afraid to stand out. This hat coordinates with the Willow River Cowl from the August 2018 issue.

View Project

Willow River Cowl

With an intriguing braid-like design reminiscent of willow branches, this cowl is light and cozy. Paired with a jeans jacket, this cowl will keep out the chill on a late evening walk along the river.

View Project

Honey & Lavender Shawlette

The Honey & Lavender shawlette is a shallow crescent-shaped design that can be worn over a spring dress or outfit. The shawlette uses a flame or open flower-like lace pattern which represents a fiery spirit, a daring yet charming soul.

View Project

Golden Ginkgo Shawl

This sophisticated crescent shawl uses the ginkgo leaf lace stitch. Emulating the timeless strength of the ginkgo tree, this design celebrates the changing season with a golden knit texture that can you can wear from the office to date night.

View Project
Enter Your Login Credentials
This setting should only be used on your home or work computer.