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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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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