Aileen: An awnesr from an expert! Thanks for contributing.
January 19, 2012 12:21PM
Megan: It was wonderful meeting you today. Thank you for your help-I can't waiti toget started on my Pretty Pansies sweater in Navy!
April 17, 2011 1:41PM
firstname.lastname@example.org: The cowl is so beautiful. It makes me want to change from hook to needle. I just love it. Wish the pattern was in crochet.
April 22, 2010 2:49PM
1stharp: What incredible designs - I'm so happy I found you!!!!
July 3, 2009 4:25PM
Larry: Hi Jane!
Your designs are absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing them with me. What a wonderful talent you have.
I really enjoyed meeting you at the workshops this week, and I wish you every success.
Thanks for all you continue to do for your students.
May 6, 2009 4:00PM
Pat: I am concerned that I won't be able to do the crochet part - can you say how much is crochet and how much is knitted? (I can crochet, just can't read a pattern)
February 9, 2009 1:51PM
GazeboGal: Beautiful! How do I acquire a Starry Night Shawl pattern!??
lfsalden (at) gmail.com
July 29, 2008 2:03AM
junehays: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!
March 28, 2008 10:31AM
Lorna: I love your patterns and I am having a hard time in limiting my spending....you are a great artist with a unique display of kitting & crocheting talents.... You will hear from me soon . I can't wait to do my own interpretation of your patterms. Keep them coming....new to Knitting...3 years...but need to expand and challenge my artistic ability....Lorna
January 21, 2008 8:13PM
Holly Gomez: Your knitting patterns are beautiful! Thanks.
August 8, 2007 8:15PM
Darlene: Love your designs! Definitely works of art!
Darlene @ www.northernsunshinedesigns.com
April 4, 2007 2:53PM
Theresa (Teri) Mitchell: Jane, I just looked at all your beautiful creations. They make me want to start knitting again (I haven't knitted in 20 years.) Your fashions are just as spectacular as the sweaters you use to knit and wear while we were going to M.J. Whalen and Hamden High. Back then your sweaters had inspired me to take up knitting . If I do start to knit again I certainly will order something from you. Teri
February 19, 2007 9:06AM
Chris: Eine wundervolle Seite mit vielen Ideen und liebevoll gemacht.
Liebe Grüße aus Bayern
November 17, 2006 4:35AM
Cornelia Miller Rutherford: Hi Jane - Saw your booth in Baltimore last weekend. The only truely inspired designs in the show. I could only manage to buy one at tht time but would like to get more. How do we purchase these wonderful patterns remotely? Cheers - Cornelia
November 8, 2006 5:41AM
barbara grossman: Jane, I just came from Stitches east and I think you are amazing! Your designs and patterns are beyond belief. You are truly and artist! I would like to speakwith you about the possibility of coming to our show, the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival in Pittbsurgh , Feb 10 & 11, 2007. We also have a preview fashion show on Jan 20, 2007. Thank you, Barb Grossman
November 7, 2006 2:08PM
Margaret Thibodeau: Dear Jane, I just finished your Walk-in-the-Park Shawl. It's beautiful. I can't wait to make another one. It's so nice to find unusual and beautiful designs that are worth the effort to make! My order is on the way!
January 18, 2006 1:56PM
Robyn Chambers: Dear Jane,
Your patterns are WOW! I'm seriously drooling over your patterns they are so gorgeous and you are so clever. I hope to buy a few patterns from you in a week or so. Do you have any of these gorgeous things in a book or a collection? Robyn Chambers, Australia.
January 18, 2006 1:45PM
Maya: Hey Jane! I saw the great things you made. You are truly have a talent. Happy Hanukah!! I love you, and always remember: "CHAMSA, CHAMSA, CHAMSA!!"
December 29, 2005 4:54PM
Karole F: Dear Jane-
Karole from the plane...Love your designs! Hope to connect soon.
October 18, 2005 4:24PM
Sam Qureshi: What beautiful designs and sweaters! I especially like the trillium vest! Is it available by e-mail or download via Paypal? Thank you for posting your designs. They are beautiful and very inspiring.
May 31, 2005 1:40PM
Bruce Goldstein: Well Jane, as usual, you patterns are beautif. BUT nothing for guys! I guess I will have nag you at Stitches this year! :)
I hope that you, Mark and the kids are well.
March 2, 2005 11:08AM
Pam Deprey: Your website is aweinspiring. It makes me want to knit every item you have. I'll have to start with just one or two.
Thank you for blessing us with the chance to knit such wonderful looking items.
February 11, 2005 10:50AM
Diane J.: I REALLY love your designs! They are very unique and quite eye catching. I'm just hoping I'm a skilled enough knitter so that I recreate some of these truly amazing patterns. The best word to sum up the feeling these designs inspire in me is simply - WOW!! Diane January
February 9, 2005 11:19AM
Jacqueline K. Brown:
February 4, 2005 8:06AM
nancy: Cheers from your very first model!
November 18, 2004 11:15AM
althea koerth: BEAUTIFUL patterns and designs.
November 10, 2004 8:37AM
Pat Gottal: Jane, I was at Stitches East and was taken aback by the stunning shaw you were wearing to one of the fashion shows. I believe it was the garter stitch demi shaw (which I bought). The fibers and colors you used made it truly an elegant piece. I have shared your website with all of my friends, knitters and non-knitters alike.
October 13, 2004 8:41AM
Laurie: Great designs if you happen to be 38-42" in the chest. I'm 48-49, so most of my garments need to be about 51-52 when finished and blocked. Oh well.
October 9, 2004 8:23PM
McClintock: Your website is lovely, but I couldn't figure out how to turn off the music or make the slideshow stop. Sometimes simple is better.
September 6, 2004 2:31PM
Lois Treiser: I don't have a code. How do I get one ?
August 6, 2004 7:56PM
Jill Jackson: Jane,
I hope you don't mind that I posted about your website and amazing knitted garments. I can't wait to make my "one-of-a-kind" Not Just Plain Jane poncho!
By the way, do you publish any of your designs in the major knitting magazines? You should!
August 6, 2004 3:39PM
Rise' St. Arno: I purchased the Trillium Shawl patter a few years back. Now I have finally found your website... I can't wait to spend more money. The only problem I have, is where to begin. I love this stuff. THANK-YOU.
July 29, 2004 1:05PM
Laurie Murphy: Hi Jane -
I like your website. Am looking at your poncho pattern.
I am Betty MacTiernan's friend. If you saw me you would recognize me.
July 13, 2004 8:02AM
Patrise Dowling: I love your designs. Do you have anyone selling your patterns in Australia?
July 12, 2004 10:11AM
Glenda Hunt: I never sign guestbooks but yours is a happy exception. Your photos are the rare exception that could possibly distract me from lace knitting! Love the Renaissance shawl.
June 4, 2004 6:36AM
Chris Goettsch: Love your work. Keep designing, keep knitting, and keep enjoying your passion!
May 12, 2004 8:38AM
Carol Mallquist: Fabulous designs to explore, expand the mind, knit and wear!
April 18, 2004 2:51PM
Aloa Bleu: WOW! Where do I start? My kind of designs.
April 14, 2004 7:40PM
doris bellucci: Hi Jane, Finally finished knitting La Bag uette. I have a question on the lining when you get a chance. I don't understand the pocket part.
I love your designs. They have filled my craving for creating with colors and textures. See you soon.
March 18, 2004 6:18PM
Linda Tosetti: Great site Jane!!!!
Thank you so much for the card!! It was perfect! It was very thoughtful of you! Also it was great seeing you today!!!
March 12, 2004 6:47PM
bonnie goldberg: jane, great to visit you on line. also great to share the theater with you this weekend. see you soon.
March 1, 2004 1:31PM
Annie: Jane, your designs are truely unique; a real pleasure for a knitter who gets bored with mundane patterns. As one who doesn't waste time knitting something I can purchase in a catalog or store (icelandic sweaters; ribbed funnel neck sweaters; cabled anything; mittens; socks; etc., etc.), your patterns are just what I've been craving to add to my growing multi-directional, multi-structural design collection. I enjoy donating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of 'wearable art' to fund-raising events; always a huge draw. Thank you for your talent, Jane!
February 10, 2004 11:00AM
jerri: how can i order your products for my store
November 10, 2003 12:51AM
It is 6:15 in the morning and I came into work early (very) at (5), we dont open until 8:30. I called my girlfriend who is a early riser and knitter. Your knitting is awesome! You design and knit like I dream!
Just wanted to tell you that, most of the time I don't care for anyones designs or color combinations other than my own. My color combinations are good, however I dont feel comfortable taking what I visualize to fruition.
I will be buying some patterns from you very soon!
(Promised myself I would finish at least 5 unfinished projects before I bought any yarn)
However Patterns really don't count do they!
Sorry so Chatty!
Feel honored, I have never even written a fan letter to David Cassidy. This is my first.
November 4, 2003 3:50AM
gayle K.: looking forward to knitting the l'oblique fatastique stole.
I love this pattern!
September 2, 2003 7:51AM
Bonnie Leathers: Great Patterns. I am going to start one this week--right!
August 28, 2003 10:22AM
February 23, 2003 3:52PM
Shaquille Esposito: HEY MOM I WANTED TO SAY i think your a great knitter and a good mom. I saw your gallery and I love it. Call me!!
February 6, 2003 5:42PM
Joan Smith: I love the Yum-Yum tree cardiagan...please let me know how to buy this lovely pattern, plus the shawl,
the trillium, etd...
December 28, 2002 5:42PM
Carol: Ok.. now that I can roll my tongue back up and close my mouth! These designs are spectacular!
One comment! BOOK!!! Any plans? I want them all but will have to win Lotto first *grin*. Next paycheck I am going to have to select one or two and order!
Thank you so much for the photographs. These really are magnificent pieces and I am looking forward to clearing my decks and getting in a few patterns and starting on one of these!
December 11, 2002 3:48AM
Maryellen: Hi, Jane! I finally got a chance to view your website and designs. What fun! Seeing all these great patterns makes me want to stay home and knit, knit, knit! When I am ready for a new project, I will come back to you with an order. Now that the outdoor soccer season is over, maybe I will be able to find the time. I really enjoyed meeting you at my son's travel game, knitting with you and hearing all about your great business. Good luck with everything. True lovers of knitting will be addicted to these designs.
November 19, 2002 10:30AM
Mary Kierstead: Love your website, especially since it has a picture of my sister on it! (Joy Higgins). Your designs are beautiful!
November 3, 2002 7:28AM
Loren J. Gaffin: I love this website. The photos are very motivating to knit the outfits. I wish I could have come back to your booth at Stitches East, but it got so crowded and I could not find it.
October 27, 2002 9:18AM
Loren J. Gaffin: I love this website. The photos are very motivating to knit the outfits.
October 27, 2002 9:11AM
barbara thompson: i had the pleasure of meeting you again at the stitches at valley forge. you do some of the best work ever. i am trying to buy all you patterns, they are pretty easy to work with. i hope to see you next year at the fair..keep the good work up.
October 26, 2002 12:32PM
Sandy: *sigh* I am head over heels in love with these designs. The patterns are fascinating AND fit various sizes.
The A-line skirts are very attractive to me. I'm not a tube shape and have long wished for a pattern that wasn't a knit tube.
This is a great option!
October 6, 2002 7:06PM
Jane: Hi, Knitkate!
Yes, I both give classes and do guest appearances - please contact me at email@example.com with the name and location of your guild, as well as available dates, and we'll see if we can get together! For me, few things are as exciting as having the opportunity to meet other knitters and share ideas! Thanks for visiting my website and posting a message!
September 25, 2002 6:11PM
Knitkate: I loved the slide show. Very inspiring!! Do you do any guest speaking of teach any classes? A knitting guild is looking for excitng peolpe like you to inspire us!!!
September 24, 2002 5:08PM
Susie: Janie: The pansies design is magnificent. I can't wait to begin knitting this design. Will look for you at Stitches and all your wonderful patterns.
September 21, 2002 5:56PM
Marilyn Martin: Hi Jane, Your designs are absolutely stunning! Remember the awesome patterns I bought from you last year at Stitches East -- haven't started any yet but...looking forward to stopping up to see you and choose my yarn -- it's hard to know which project to begin first. Keep up the marvelous ideas.
Marilyn Martin, Monroe, NY
August 28, 2002 10:22AM
Leslie Alt: Hi Jane. Your patterns are unbelievable! I know I've viewed many of them, but to revisit each pattern again allows me to take a second look and appreciate the beauty of each one. You are without a doubt gifted.
August 14, 2002 4:42AM
Helen in New Hampshire: WOW! These are wonderful designs! I'll see you in Boston in October, but I'd love to start working on the Trymple sooner than that. How?
Helen in NH
August 13, 2002 4:23AM
Susie: I have just finished my first Painted Trillium (I now that there are more Trillium's in my future as I am now completely addicted). The basic sweater was done in cotton, with highlights of nubbly mohair in the same color. Magnificent and fun. Jane: What is next on the knitting horizon.
August 3, 2002 8:23AM
Margo (aka Sis): Hi Sis,
I see you have been hard at work!
Everything is gorgeous, as always.
Hope the "Knitting Floozie" has been an inspiration.
Write when you can.
July 26, 2002 2:07PM
your Web Site is fantastic!!! I can't wait to give the address to my sister in Canada who has caught the "knitting fever"
Seeing all your patterns last night in your catalog and now seeing them on the Web is motivating me to finish the Jane sweaters I've started.
See you soon.
As always, the "polite and elegant" Joy.
July 3, 2002 8:04AM
Jane: Hi, Everyone!
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to sign my guestbook!
To answer some FAQ's: Ordering information is on the first page of album one. When ordering,please be sure to indicate size when specified, and add shipping and handling charges.
Certain sweaters (The Snowdrop, The Painted Trillium, The Diamond Princess) can be sized up more easily than others, and some (La Mariposa, The Geometrical Fugue Jackets) are designed to fit virtually all sizes and shapes. The diagonal designs (Trillium, Diamond Princess) are available in 2 sizes (2 different books), and can be further sized up and down by changing gauge with needle size, weight of yarn, or both. You can get some very helpful advice from the Knitlisters and KnitU - the members are always happy to share experiences. Also, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding my designs, and keep knitting!
June 10, 2002 6:09PM
Charlie Anderson: I am very interested in obtaining some of your available patterns and being included on your mailing list.
Your designs are SUPERB!!!!!
June 8, 2002 4:50AM
Joye Schwartz: How does one order a pattern? Also, do you recommend specific yarns for your patterns?
June 4, 2002 7:11PM
Doris Cote: Love all of it.
June 2, 2002 7:49PM
Carol Gross: Absolutely gorgeous designs! I have some silk/cotton yarn that I've dyed in a gorgeous periwinkle and know it will look wonderful in the Smorgasbord design. You will be receiving my order soon.
June 2, 2002 7:27AM
Gloria Johnson: Your designs are fabulous, ablaze with colors!
May 31, 2002 8:02AM
Wendy Doughty: Wow, you must be really neat. The Knit-U folks have made you their topic.
May 30, 2002 5:06AM
Carol Hurt: Awesome - your designs are inspirational. I think I "have" to make one. Now the decision of which one?? Thanks for all your hard work.
May 28, 2002 1:48PM
Juanita Chambers: enjoyed your work will be ordering a couple.
May 26, 2002 10:22PM
Lynn P: Wonderful new site--and so good to be able to find you! As soon as I have "available" $$$, I'm ordering the Trymple, the Trillium Tam, and several more wonderful items. Do you make provisions/offer suggestions in the patterns about up-sizing for those of us who are more ample than we used to be? Have people had any success with using 4 or 4.5 stitches per inch to achieve the same result? In any case, you'll be hearing from me again!
May 26, 2002 12:00AM
Carol W: GREAT new site, and great new patterns (great 'old' ones too!) I'm about to embark upon making The Snowdrop sweater.
May 19, 2002 2:55PM
NANCY: Your garments are gorgeous. I'm so happy to find pictures of all at Photopoint.
May 17, 2002 6:12PM
Susan Nobleman: I can't say enough about how wonderful it is to knit a "kjpjk" design. I was at beginner status when I did the Sandpainting Vest. That led to my next project which was the mitered shawl. A few times I had questions, but Ms. Elliot also gave me a rapid e-mail response. I am now in the process of knitting The Trillium and can't wait to pick up my needles each night. Thank you Jane for your innovative designs and wonderfully user-friendly patterns.
May 10, 2002 4:42PM
Jane: To Katie - I'm so glad to see a young person here!! I've tried to make my designs appeal to all age groups, and it's so important to keep this wonderful craft alive by passing our skills on to new people, especially young people. I have 5 children, and they all know how to knit (even the boys!!) I'm very excited that you're teaching a friend. This can be a bonding experience you both will remember for a lifetime. Did you know that many colleges have knitting guilds? When you go off to school, perhaps you can join one - or even start one! In any event, keep knitting!
P.S. - If you enjoyed "Rosebud's Request", I'm sure you'll love the camisole in the "Camisoles and Skirts" pattern in Album One, and the new "Pansies" sweaters which you'll be able to see soon!!
May 9, 2002 3:14PM
Jane: To Marylou and anyone else new to Not Just Plain Jane Knits:
Thanks so much for taking the time to view my site and sign my guest book.
I've taken a lot of pains to make my patterns decipherable by almost any knitter who is familiar with the "basics" - k;p; inc; dec; YO; slip, knit and pass; etc. Everything - and I do mean everything - is spelled out so that the knitter can be successful, because I want to do more than just sell the patterns - I want to give people the wonderful sense of satisfaction that seasoned knitters enjoy when people notice their work.
The diagonal patterns, although very intricate-looking, are really not difficult in the knitting sense of the word; designing them was another story!! If you just follow the directions to the letter, and begin with a sweater in just one color, you'll be OK.
Stay tuned for new photos and designs - I promise I won't make you wait 2 years this time!!
May 9, 2002 3:08PM
Katie: my name is katie and I'm 17. I have just handcrafted a "Rosebud's Request". I am only 17 years old, an dI found the directions to be wonderful...considering I am an adolescent and tend to have trouble with directions. But Jane's directions are so clear. I do not have to really interpret them and it was just so fun. Now, all my friends want me to knit them sweaters...hehe they do not understand all of the elbow grease that we knitters have to go through. I am teaching a close friend of mine, however, and she loves it. She is a beginner, and she is having a great time with Jane's patterns. She is making one of the beannie baby sweaters because she is not yet ready for a big sweater. Through working with the beannie baby book, I figured that the beannie book would make a good learning beginner-type thing, almost like a textbook. It teaches similar skills which are in the regular sweaters, but it's a smaller project. Plus, since she is a new knitter i want to make sure that she sticks with it. I know that with the afgan that I just made, it was tough to stay with it for so long. But i did it and now I'm working on my Rosebud! Yay! Thanks Jane I love ya! ...hehe by the way, if there are any other teenagers out there who knit, feel free to e-mail me. or talk to me on AOL instant messenger! My s/n is lifeguardbabe84 and my e-mail is email@example.com
May 9, 2002 2:23PM
Dale: Did one person design all these?
May 6, 2002 8:39PM
Marylou: Real pretty. I am just a beginning knitter. Can you suggest a something that wouldn't be too hard for me? Marylou
May 6, 2002 3:03PM
Rose: The garments are so beautiful and unique. I appreciate your talent and creativity. My favorite is the batwing jacket.
May 6, 2002 8:15AM
Terri: I saw Jane at Stitches and want to add that these sweaters are even much prettier in person! I bought three patterns and now that I see she has new stuff, I want more. I think the sandpainting sweater vest is next.
May 6, 2002 6:22AM
Sue: I have to say, that these are some of the most unique designs I have ever seen! I have been looking for something new to knit, and thank you, now I have found it.
May 6, 2002 6:18AM
Debbie: As I told Laurie, I know where my next paycheck is going. :-) As usual your designs are stunning. You are very talented.
May 5, 2002 9:46PM
Laurie: Does anyone write messages here? I just posted to the Knitlist to let everyone know that you had pictures of your new garments posted. I want to thank you for bringing my knitting to life! Laurie
May 5, 2002 2:24PM