One small way knitters can help Ukraine

March 03, 2022

In Ravelry you can create an advanced search for patterns using certain filters. One of these filters is by designer's country. I clicked on Ukraine and was delighted to find pages of the most gorgeous patterns, and most are  in English. Wouldn't it be a nice surprise for Ukrainian designers to know that knitters all over the world are thinking of them and supporting their country, even if only in a small way? Take this link to find Ukrainian designed patterns.

Below are a few of my favorites. Links are embedded in the pattern name.

Spread the word! Which one(s) did you buy?

Granat Hat by Irina Dmitriava

Guell by Pelykh Natalie

Kazka Sweater by Pelykh Natalie

Blossom by Irina Dmitrieva

Striped Twins by Natalia Aksyonova

If you'd like to make a comment, please click here or scroll down. I reply to each comment and that response will appear directly below your comment. If you would like a personal reply, please know that I use the Blogger platform and they do not give me your contact information when you comment. If you would like a personal reply you can contact me using the contact form on the right side at the very end of my websiteIf you would like to receive Knitionary posts by email, please subscribe here 

You Might Also Like


  1. What a wonderful idea! That vee neck one is similar to one that the heroine of Netflix's MARCELLA wears in Season Three. If you like dark Nordic police thrillers (for some reason my husband and I find them grimly rewarding), MARCELLA also contains a few nifty pieces of knitwear (her brown sweater with the fair isle band in Season 2 is one of my favorites), you might try this one. Better watched during the day than right before you go to sleep. Will check out other patterns Ukraine patterns Right Now! Chloe. P.S. I did not capitalize MARCELLA. The computer did it.

    1. Thank you for the Netflix recommendation. We too like dark Nordic police thrillers! Just watching Pieces of Her now and love it. Also just finished Inventing Anna. Crazy!

      I bought that vee pattern. Looks like a good basic to have around.

      xo Kristen

  2. Great post. I've been buying patterns from one Ukrainian designer since the fighting began and sending messages of love and support. Incredibly, she has found the presence of mind to write back, providing a little insight into what they are enduring. Thanks for sharing this idea through your blog, Kristen

    1. Thank you so much Janet. I hope the little help we can provide is inspirational if nothing else.

  3. Hi Kristen, Such a great idea on your last post...One of the staff at Monarch Knitting in Pacific Grove turned me on to another Ukrainian knitter/designer in San Francisco.. Ksenia Naidyon she is on Raverly and she has a beautiful shawl called Mallow shawl, after the mallow flowers which are symbols of health and protection, all the money will go to humanitarian support in Ukraine,especially her town where she has many friends and family.


    1. I looked up Ksenia and her patterns are beautiful. What a wonderful gesture for her to make. I'm certain the Ukrainians who live in the US and other countries outside their home country are just distraught with fear and anger. Heartbreaking.

  4. I love your article so much and I appreciate your thought and views. This is really great work. Thank you for sharing such a useful information here on the blog.

  5. I am glad to gain this remarkable information from you.


You make my day when you make a comment!


afghan Alana Dakos ally pally ambassador Amy Herzog Ankestrick Arte Italica baby Baby Cocktails bakelite baking berry picking Best Friday of the Month best of Ravelry Big Sur blue transferware book review books boutique brook cables California candy child children children's activities Christmas Christmas crafts Christmas knitting cleaning collections cookie cutters cookies cooking craft Crafts crochet cross-stitch day trip decluttering decorating designer spotlight discount diy dog dolls Easter eau de vie Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Zimmerman embroidery entertaining Facebook fall fall decorating fall garden family featured first car fit flower arranging flowers free pattern Friday night party group friends funny Fur garden gardening Giants Gifted Hostess give-away giveaway gluten free gourmet group Halloween herbs holiday home how to set up a party group jewelry Kaffe Fassett KAL Kim Hargreaves kitting Knit Picks knitting laundry Le Jacquard Francais Little French Knits Los Altos lunch Mailbu Making Things Marie Wallin Martin Storey menu minimalism money talk mosaic movies my house my patterns my town nails needlepoint needles October challenge Octoberfest ollalie organizing original design outdoor seating owl party prep pear peg dolls pies pomegranates poncho preview quilting recipe recycling redwork review roses Rowan San Francisco Sarah Hatton sewing sewing room tour shawl shopping shower social media softie spring spring garden stash Stitches West summer summer garden summer knitting Sunday Morning Swans Island table setting test test knit Thanksgiving Three Irish Girls TNNA tomatoes top 10 list toys travel tutorial twinning ufo Uncommon Threads vacation Valentine vegetable garden videos wedding winter garden wip Woolfolk yarn yarn for sale Ysolda