Designers’ Dogs: Jami Brynildson and Lyla

We are so excited to be sharing our Designers’ Dogs collaboration with you today! Please check out all of the posts here:

The collaboration can be found on Ravelry: You can purchase the entire collection for $33 through 4/4/20, or you can purchase individual patterns from each designer. 

10% of each skein sold will be donated to the Oregon Humane Society, which is one of the best humane societies in the nation.

And now, without further ado, let’s meet Jami Brynildson…

Jami Brynildson learned to knit in 2003 and became instantly obsessed, opening Knitting Bee in her hometown suburbs of Portland, Oregon the following year. Her proudest moment as a designer came when a contestant on the tv show Jeopardy! competed while wearing one of her shawl designs. Jami can also be found watching bad television, enjoying good food & drink, and hanging out with friends & family … usually with her knitting bag by her side.


Originally from Texas, Lyla found me at an adoption event at a Petsmart in Portland, Oregon. She was only three months old and a little shaky from a long road trip, but she immediately rolled over for a belly rub and stole my heart. The event was organized by Mutts & Meows, a private, foster-based group that rescues animals from shelters in the Houston, TX area and sometimes brings them to Oregon for adoption events. They told me that Lyla’s mom was rescued from a kill shelter and gave birth just two days later to Lyla and her litter mates, so Lyla almost didn’t make it into this world. Lyla enjoys removing the squeaker from dog toys, smelling all the smells, and going for walks with her big sis Addi.