Hi and welcome! I’m Margaret, knitter, and designer behind everything Whimsy North. I believe in Minnesota nice and that the best cheese comes from Wisconsin.
I learned to knit when I was six years old from my mom. She taught me how with a pair of US 8 straight aluminum knitting needles and some inexpensive worsted weight yarn. One of my favorite things to do as a child was to sit in my bedroom and knit long garter stitch scarves while listening to Broadway music soundtracks on cassette tape. It was in that room that my love of knitting began.
My mission for Whimsy North is to create knitting patterns that are practical for everyday wear and modern.
As an Enneagram 3, I’m always in search of the next thing to learn and enjoy encouraging others to learn new things as well. I’m an avid Podcast listener, blog reader, course taker, googler and Pinterest pinner. You can find me taking notes on just about anything, and I always share my notes. Check out my blog for tips and tutorials to bring your knitting to the next level, or to just get you started.
When I’m not knitting I enjoy being silly with my three crazy kids, and having lots of dance parties.
Follow along on my knitting adventures by subscribing to my email list. You’ll get notified every time a new pattern comes out and even receive special coupon codes just for Whimsy North Insiders!
Instagram is where I share my daily works in progress (WIPS) and finished objects (FOs) so find me there @whimsynorth