About Me

The beginning of Whimsy North

Hi and welcome! I’m Margaret, knitter, designer and creative behind everything Whimsy North. I believe that everyone is creative in someway and that making time for creativity in your life is essential.

I started Whimsy North in 2019 after my third child was born. As a full-time working mom, I was searching for something I could call my own. Knitting had been a part of my life since I was 6 and for years I dreamed of someday designing patterns that fit my own personal style.

Nordic with a whimsical twist

My heritage of Norwegian, Finnish, Scottish, and Swedish, as well as, growing up in northern Minnesota instilled in me a fascination for nordic designs and traditional motifs. As I began creating my own patterns I used those motifs as a starting point, then added my own personal style. A touch of whimsy.

Helping you grow your knitting skills

In the beginning of my knitting journey (age 6) all I could do was knit garter stitch scarves that had many “design feature” holes in them. I was afraid to take a knitting class by myself as I knew I would be the youngest one there and none of my friends knit.

Now thanks to YouTube and all the wonderful teachers out there I am constantly learning new techniques and passing what I’ve learned along to you.

Anyone can learn to knit and mastering a new knitting skill is so much fun! Check out my knitting tutorials here in the blog or hop on over to my YouTube channel if watching step-by-step videos is more your thing.

Free Knitting Patterns

On my blog, you will find all of my knitting patterns for free! Have you ever bought a knitting pattern only to find out you didn’t like the way the item was constructed or it was way over your ability as a knitter? I’ve solved this problem for you by offering the entire pattern for you to view here on the blog!

You can use the blog to knit up your item or if you like it and want an inexpensive beautifully formatted pdf copy of the pattern that is easy to print and view on your favorite device I offer that option over in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry.

I guess you could say it’s a try before you buy. Or you don’t even have to buy. I simply want to give you beautiful patterns that you can have fun and feel proud of knitting. Now when your friends call you “the friend who knits” you can stand proud knowing that you have an amazing skill to create your own clothes or home decor items!

Stay in the know!

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Mom life with a little knitting on the side.

Now that I’m a mom of 4 (soon to be 5!) my knitting time looks a little different. Thankfully I have a lot of models to show off my designs.

Let’s Connect!

Don’t forget to 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 hang out. Come and say hi! It’s where I share my daily works in progress (WIPS) and finished objects (FOs) so find me there @whimsynorth

I also LOVE Pinterest! My very own digital bulletin board of knitting inspiration. I share tons of pins for free knitting patterns, knitting tutorials, and inspiration. Come follow along!

XOXO, Margaret