Truly Myrtle
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I’m Libby, a knitting pattern designer living in beautiful New Zealand with my husband and our four kids.

We live on a big piece of land where we grow veges, raise a few sheep and let our kids run wild. I'm happiest when I'm creating and I knit and sew, cook a lot to feed all the hungry mouths around here and love to garden. My absolute favourite things to make are clothes! I'm on a mission to create a handmade wardrobe and it's a constant adventure. Over the years I've made lots of clothes for myself and my kids and I usually wear something I've knitted or sewn every day.

I've been blogging about knitting and sewing for quite a few years now but with my kids all heading off to school, I've stretched my designing wings and now spend a lot of my time designing garments and accessories that are flattering and easy to wear and feminine without being fussy.

As a mum, I understand that life is full of interruptions so my patterns are full of fun techniques that are simple to knit

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  • Knitting21 Skills

    Knitting: Over 20 years

    21 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Fair Isle
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Turn a heel
    • Intarsia
    • I-cord
    • Three needle cast off
    • Steeks
    • Ribbed
    • Tubular cast on/off
    • Short rows
    • Garter
    • Kitchener
    • Stocking
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
    • Provisional cast on
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