Michele Lee Bernstein (PDXKnitterati) loves designing accessories, especially if they use one or two skeins of very special yarn. She's especially fond of texture (brioche, lace, entrelac, elongated stitches, assigned pooling) and using interesting techniques to make small projects sing. She loves teaching knitters to be the boss of their knitting and does so at local yarn shops in Oregon, fiber festivals including Vogue Knitting Live, and guild retreats. She is also teaching on Zoom, all over the world! Find her on Instagram, Facebook, Ravelry, and Twitter as PDXKnitterati. Michele's website is pdxknitterati.com.
And add author to her resume. In 2021, Michele released her first book - Brioche Knit Love. Pick up a copy and get it personally autographed. Or buy Brioche Knit Love and have it shipped - we'll be sure to have Michele sign your copy before it gets packed up and sent.
Brioche Knit Love is available HERE
A few of our favorites from PDXKnitterati
The slubby texture of Knitted Wit’s Summer Slubbing yarn shines with the simple stitch patterns in this triangular shawlette, knit on the bias. Alternating waves of nubbly stockinette and lacy eyelet bubbles make this chic piece perfect for warding off summer’s air-conditioned chill. Look for this new design collaboration from and Knitted Wit and PDXKnitterati soon!
Prosecco Pop will be available for purchase March 1st, 2024
Summer Slubbing will be on sale during the Knitted Wit Trunk Show on March 7th.
Stop by and check out her full array of gorgeous colors!
Whale Conga Line
Michele's latest brioche pattern is Whale Conga Line. This DK weight asymmetric cowl features syncopated brioche and brioche increases and decreases to create a line of whale tails frolicking on their northward migration! Not into whales? The motif can also signify birds in flight, or leaves. Let your colors be your guide!
Michele's Whale Conga Line pattern is available for purchase HERE
For a fabulous DK weight yarn to make this lovely pattern, take a peek at Knitted Wit DK HERE
Jump on the pooling band wagon with us! ‘Assigned Pooling’ is the hot new knitting technique, judging by the recent and prolific influx of new yarns on the market specifically dyed to pool. The latest assigned pooling designs from PDXKnitterati, the Starfall cowl is knit with fingering weight yarn specially dyed for Assigned Pooling, and features Michele's favorite Star Stitch.
Starfall is knit with one skein of fingering weight assigned pooling yarn. Like Dream In Color Smooshy - Assigned Pooling. Or the Madelinetosh x Barker Wool Collaboration Assigned Pooling yarns. Choose your favorite color,
and enjoy a new adventure in Assigned Pooling!
Purchase the Starfall pattern HERE
Take a peek at or Dream In Color - Assigned Pooling yarns HERE
See the Madelinetosh x Barker Wool Collaboration yarns HERE
Half the Knit Sky
Half the Knit Sky is a top down half circle shawlette inspired by time lapse photos of a starry night. This easy knit uses only one color per row. Slip stitches create the colorwork star trail stripes, and the star stitch rows are a pop of fun. A bit of lace near the end sends you into orbit! The half-pi construction keeps patterning simple with only occasional changes in stitch count. And the dramatic color changes are achieved by pairing a solid colored yarn with a gradient.
Our Half the Knit Sky is knit with 1 Huckleberry Knits Gradient in our exclusive colorway 'Made You Blush', and 1 skein of a contrasting fingering weight yarn; we chose Manos del Uruguay's Alegria in the colorway 'Pewter'
Purchase the Half the Knit Sky pattern HERE
Purchase 'Made You Blush' HERE
Take a peek at our array of Blossoms Gradient cakes from Wonderland Yarns HERE
See our extensive line of Alegria HERE