Good afternoon! Today's designer is no stranger to knitters around the world. Jessie Rayot designer at http://jessieathome.com/, is prolific, amazingly talented, and writes patterns for EVERYONE. Patterns from Jewelry to beautiful coats. Color, color and more color. Amazing gift for unique and gorgeous patterns that everyone can use. In short my kind of designer.
I really found Jessie Rayot while looking for a double duty hat on Ravelry. Jessie Rayot had just the thing. A hat that ties closed at the top that if opened could be used as a cowl for a child. We live in the Adirondack region, it gets pretty cold. Kids often do not have the warm gear necessary to keep them warm. Jessie Rayot's Eli Hat was the perfect answer. You can find the pattern here: http://jessieathome.com/eli-hat-worsted-weight-free-crochet-pattern/. However, when I opened up the page to Jessie at Home WOw! I was beyond excited at what I found in the pages on her this great site.
Jessie Rayot describes herself "Once upon a time I was a professional costume designer/builder. Then I met a boy. You know how that goes. Now I am a Stay At Home Mom in NJ. We have twin girls who were born in July ‘07. The artist in me can not stay still, and we could use more income, so here I am! I love creating knit and crochet patterns, sewing (obviously!), book making, well…creating just about anything. We also have a creative hobby. In some of our free time we are Medieval Re-creationists. You can learn more about me, and see lots of fun snaps of my children and other creations on my blog, ~or~ You can keep tabs on my creations on my facebook page." I try hard not to feel intimidated by people who are so creative and talented. I realize that ALL of us have something to offer. Jessie Rayot just bowled me over with the unique patterns, colors, and textures she uses to create her patterns. One of my favorite patterns is: http://jessieathome.com/fall-leaves-wrap-cgoa-design-competition-winner/ This design won an award from the CGOA or the Crochet Guild of America and with good reason! The color combinations and style variations are nearly endless. Dress it up for an Fall evening event or make it a little more fanciful for costume do. Fantastic.
Jessie Rayot has twin daughters whom she clearly loves very much! She designs so many cute patterns for her daughters . She includes her girls and obviously they inspire her creations. This pattern for instance http://jessieathome.com/emma-skater-skirt/ a little skirt made in the design of a skirt for an ice skater. ADORABLE. I'm old enough to remember when Dorothy Hamill wore this style of skirt. So sweet and feminine. The clothes Jessie Rayot designs for her girls are tasteful and classy.
Now I come to one of my FAVORITE patterns from Jessie at Home. Jessie Rayot describes it as "fanciful". It is that and so much more! Electric with color, fused with a bit of innocence, and imbued with artistic touches that are storybook in nature. Its so intricate that one could easily build a story around the coat! Its vivid yet warm, whimsical and comforting, enveloping and graceful, everything a "fanciful" piece of art should be. Thank you Jessie Rayot! http://jessieathome.com/katherine-coat/
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I hope you enjoy Jessie at Home as much as I do! Thank you Jessie Rayot
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