My name is Jamie Lomax, and I am the owner and designer behind Pacific Knit Co., an independent online shop and knitting pattern design studio focused on modular colorwork in Seattle, WA.
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Ever dreamt of knitting exactly what you envision – size, shape, colors, and all the whimsical motifs? You're not alone! Many knitters itch to dive into the world of pattern design but find themselves at a creativity crossroads and don't know where to start.
When I first started knitting - this was me.
So I went to Google and YouTube (like a good Millennial) to learn some more advanced skills, practiced on a lot of other peoples’ patterns (adjusting or altering them), and eventually, began to design patterns myself, incorporating the tricks and tools that I had found most useful to me.
Today, I design an ever-expanding library of modular colorwork patterns that provide style options, clear tutorials, basic math formulas, and built-in modifications, so you can create exactly what you want, every time. Whether you want to knit a copy of the sample or design something completely unique, you will now have the guide to do either!
My colorwork designs focus on fun and whimsical micro motifs (i.e. Doodles) that allow the knitter to choose the motifs, the order, and the colors that best suit their style. By enabling all the possibilities, it really starts to feel like you’re “doodling with yarn” - which is actually where the term Doodle came from for these patterns. This constant shift between easy-to-memorize motifs keeps a knitter on their toes, while supplying them with micro wins at each chart completion, creating a project that is impossible to put down.
It’s truly a “potato chip project,” or one where you just need to knit one more row.
All you have to do to design your own Doodle project is:
- Choose the pattern (cowls, hats, socks, etc.)
- Build your options for charts and colors (within a structure)
- Follow the instructions to knit
The best part is that every one of my Doodle series colorwork patterns is designed to work together, so it really is "endless customization" - literally.
You’ll never get bored because it’s different every time! I guarantee that once you try it, you won't be able to put it down, and it is going to be the most fun you’ve ever had knitting. So let's do this!
Owner and Designer of Pacific Knit Co.
what inspires me
MY FAVORITE DESIGN CONCEPTS
As a designer, these are a few of my favorite things... and they are concepts that you'll find in nearly all of my patterns!
just one more row
Micro motifs (i.e. Doodles) are designed to reveal the pattern as you go, making you to want to knit "just one more row" - which is a great way for beginners to be encouraged to finish, because every chart is a "mini win!"
Every single Doodle motif works with every Doodle pattern, making this a truly infinitely customizable collection. And it's always growing, so you can add new charts regularly to your collection!
the next level
DESIGN YOUR OWN
Don't see the pattern shape or motif you're looking for? Don't worry! You can also add my colorwork motifs to any pattern or even design your own charts!