LYNN KOZMA, Designer

My Mom taught me to knit and crochet when I was a child.  I knit and crocheted on and off throughout college but gave it up when I began my career as a microbiologist.  About 12 years ago, I picked it up again as a pastime, this time with more regularity.  After a while, I became bored with simpler patterns and began to explore lace designs and bead work, separately at first.  In particular, I became fascinated with Estonian lace patterns.  Eventually, I began to combine the lace work with beading. 

Traditional Estonian lace shawl pattern updated to incorporate gold glass beads down the center of each leaf motif.

Fair Isle or stranded knitting adds warmth and color to a winter hat.

More recently, I am exploring the world of pattern design (Sophisticated Whimsy).  I enjoy selecting the stitch motifs, the yarns, and the color palette and am intrigued by the challenges of matching the gauge to the fitted dimensions of the piece.  Hats are both fun and relatively easy to make.  I have begun a tradition of knitting a new hat for my great nephew every year for Christmas.  When designing for children, the only limitation to the hat design is your own imagination, so it can be really fun and whimsical.  But I am most interested in designing sweaters and shawls.  I consider them to be wearable art.  My only complaint is that because they take so long to complete, I can design far more of them than I can possibly find the time to actually knit!

Sport weight wool circular wrap shawl with amber beads incorporated into the bottom edging.

If you are interested in purchasing any of my work or if you would like to commission a custom piece, please contact me.  I will work with you to select the perfect yarn, colors, and design.