Hello there! My name is Justine Chenel (she/her) and I am a knitwear designer based in Nevada City, in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, where I live with my husband and two dogs.
I design knitting patterns full of textured stitches and skill-building techniques, inspired by the flora and fauna of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. I hope that my designs inspire you to create a beautiful handknit wardrobe made with patterns that are fun and adventurous to knit.
I have been absolutely enamored with knitting since I learned how 25 years ago. You can often find me with one of my most current projects in hand, and a glass of something bubbly nearby. When I’m not knitting socks for loved ones, I enjoy dreaming up new patterns, dyeing grey yarn, and recording new episodes of Yarncantations with Heather.