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Meet the Designer: Linda Dawkins


[3]Known for her eco–friendly knitting, meet Linda Dawkins [3] from Natural Suburbia! A designer for AllFreeKnitting [4], she specializes in naturally made toys from hand-spun yarn and original patterns. Linda, from South Africa, is inspired by animals and their beauty. There’s no denying that her patterns create amazing knitted animals.

You can browse her blog for more patterns and naturally inspired designs. She also has an online store called Mamma4Earth [5] that has wonderful patterns for purchase. She even has a book on how to make knitted flowers for Amazon Kindle! To learn even more about Linda Dawkins and her knitting story, check out her designer profile [3].


Free Knitting Patterns from Linda

Knitted Owl Pattern [6]

Just in time for autumn, this knitted owl pattern [7] is perfect for adding a touch of fall to your home decor. Or you can give this owl as a gift to a friend. Either way, you’re sure to love making this little guy. Hoot-hoot!

Free Owl Knitting Pattern [6]


Knit Maple Leaves [8]

After you make the knitted owl above, you can surround him with knitted maple leaves [9]. Make these leaves in earthy tones or even bright green tones for a spring look.

 Knitted Maple Leaves Pattern [8]

 What inspires you to knit?