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Overview


Spruce Knits

 
 

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Overview


Spruce Knits

 
 

Designer

Brandie DeRusha 

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.” 
― Elizabeth Zimmermann

Knitting is the balance of all things in my life. It is my joy, my refuge, and my strength. In a world that is fast paced and manic, I love that I can fall into an ancient tradition and slowly craft something beautiful. 

I didn't set out to become a designer, but the closer I got to the craft, the more I wanted to learn. I wanted to engage in a tradition that is as old as time. Reach back into the history of humanity and honor our mothers, as we move forward. I also want to honor the Earth. As a person who hails from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, nature is my muse. It is my way to give back to the land that raised me. All of my patterns and designs are based on the natural world. 

Knitting brings me back down to Earth when life gets too busy, and my mind flies off in multiple directions. 

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Knit Some Good


In a troubled world, it is refreshing to see people who are not afraid to reach out and try to reverse the damage that we do to it. A portion of all pattern sales go to people who do good in the world. Look below to see the foundations that Spruce Knits supports. When you knit a Spruce Knits pattern, you really are Knitting Some Good. 

Knit Some Good


In a troubled world, it is refreshing to see people who are not afraid to reach out and try to reverse the damage that we do to it. A portion of all pattern sales go to people who do good in the world. Look below to see the foundations that Spruce Knits supports. When you knit a Spruce Knits pattern, you really are Knitting Some Good. 

Knit Some Good 2o17:

 

The National Resource Defense Counsel

 
 

Huntington's Disease Society of America

 
 

Planned Parenthood 

 

Southern Poverty Law Center 

Founded in 1970 by a bunch of environmental nerds, (Love those guys), the NRDC has been working hard through activism and litigation to preserve the Earth's natural resources (weird, I know!). Currently, their working hard on trying to stop climate change and keeping our water healthy. We need the Earth, y'all. I don't even know how that isn't obvious.Visit: www.nrdc.org  to learn more. 

The Huntington's Disease Society of America raises awareness and money for research to help find a treatment and eventually a cure for a disease that my family has dealt with for generations. So far, there is no effective treatment available, and those who have the disease just have to wait it out. It's horrible. Go to www.hdsa.org to learn more about what Huntington's Disease is and what you can do to help stop it. 

Love it or hate it, Planned Parenthood has been around for 100 years to help women (and men) in need get the medical care that they deserve without hate or judgement, I want to see them be around for another 100 years. As a woman who sees the world becoming a more dangerous place for me, and those less fortunate than me, it is nice to know that we have people working hard to protect our rights. If you're unsure about this one, go to their website www.plannedparenthood.org and learn a little bit of what they do. 

If you want a sobering dose of reality, head over to the SPLC website and look at their Hate Map. Since 1971 the Southern Poverty Law Center has been defending Civil Rights in America by confronting radical groups like the KKK and now, Neo-Nazism. America isn't free until all are free, so head over to www.southernpovertylawcenter.org to learn more about how to stop the hate. 

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Patterns


Spruce Knits Patterns available on Ravelry 

Patterns


Spruce Knits Patterns available on Ravelry 

Patterns

Click the photos to see them on Revelry. 

High Plains Cowl

One Skein Cowl, perfect for gift knitting.

 

Forestry Cowl

One Skein Cowl, great for bundling up in the snow.

 

Cozy one skein cowl to love and knit for family. 

Lake Shore Cowl

Coming Soon 

 

Spruce Shawl

Coming Soon 

Shawl that follows the Forestry Cowl tree pattern. Perfect for those cold winter evenings.

 

Camden Shawl

Coming Soon 

The Camden Shawl is a three color shawl that represents the city of Camden, NJ.