screenshot of online shop showing a mask, a pin, an apron, and a magnet all with the same "Mutual Aid" heart design
Graphic that says LEE MEREDITH right-side up and GRAPHIC DESIGN upside down, outlined in yarn and filled with solid colors
in-progress knitting project, a round piece in blue yarn with some multicolored stripes, with a thumb tube in the center
book cover: Color Squared. Along the bottom: Color Dot Dash or Stamp your way to awesome nostalgic art. Lee Meredith.
screenshot of a blog with header "do stuff! leethal blog" and drawings of yarn, sewing machine, camera, framed photos
pen drawing of Lee wearing a mask, glasses, and a hat with a swirl design

Shop


100% of artist earnings from TeePublic/Redbubble/Spoonflower and 100% of knitting pattern sales from Payhip and Ravelry (or leethalknits.com, with a ravelry shopping cart) are given back out to the community.

All proceeds from sales will be donated to mutual aids, or other people/orgs in need and/or doing good work towards social justice, Black Lives Matter movement, anti-fascism, or helping unhoused communities or anyone in need. Usually focused on Portland, but sometimes elsewhere.

See this twitter thread for occasional updates on specifically where donations are going, and a list of where donations have gone in the past since I starting donating sales in 2018.


RedBubble

tees and lots of other clothestotes, masks, pillows, backpacks, other fabric thingsstickers, mugs, cases, coasters, other printed items

backpack with triangle fabric

Note: Redbubble, Teepublic, and Spoonflower artist earnings are a small percentage of the cost of these items so most of your money will go to Redbubble/TeePublic/Spoonflower. I have vetted these companies and they seem okay and better than many others, but there is no ethical consumption under capitalism so make your own choices!


t-shirt with text No Good Cops in a Racist System and a goat illustration

TeePublic

t-shirts, sweatshirts, tankstotes, masksstickers, cases, mugs, magnets


Spoonflower

fabricwallpapergift wrap

small drawstring bags made from fabric that's printed with colorful knit designs

6-page knitting pattern, with cover page on top (Custom Tritops with photos of hat) and partial other pages, yellow background

Knitting Patterns

patterns are available for sale on Payhip and Ravelryspecializing in versatile, any-gauge designs and unusual construction methods


Knitting Patterns


While I rarely design new knitting patterns these days, my old patterns, which specialize in any-gauge accessories, modular construction techniques, and playful approaches to knitting itself, are still all available to peruse and to knit! See more info on my Payhip info page.

four triangle shawls (two partially cropped off), each with slightly different shapes/proportions, and all w/ different stitches
Lee wearing green hat with halo and folded up brim
Lee wearing yellow and grey rectangular shawl/wrap

All proceeds from sales will be donated to mutual aids, or other people/orgs in need and/or doing good work towards social justice, Black Lives Matter movement, anti-fascism, or helping houseless communities or anyone in need. (See Shop page for a bit more detail.)

See/purchase patterns on Payhip here.

See/purchase patterns on Ravelry here.

four images of Lee wearing hats, three are photos and one is a drawing
booklet with title Adventure Knitting 2: The Mysterious Trunk
four pairs of mitts lying flat, green and turquoise, all with texture patterns, top with thumbs, bottom without

Color Squared


book cover: Color Squared. Along the bottom: Color Dot Dash or Stamp your way to awesome nostalgic art. Lee Meredith.

Color Squared is out now on Clarkson Potter / Penguin Random House! Grab it from your favorite online bookseller or call your local bookstore to have them order you a copy!!

Read the blog post! Rate/review it on Amazon! See and use #colorsquared on Instagram!

Paint-by-number meets 8-bit graphics meets the traditional coloring book in this brand new format that showcases pixelated photographic images of cool and quirky nostalgia objects. Doodlers, artists, and puzzlers alike will enjoy this new take on coloring.

With a focus on old favorites, pictures of things like cassette tapes, a rotary phone, and roller skates have been pixelated and rendered as numbered grids. To fill them in, users have options to vary the colors, just vary the shading, or even use different shapes or lines. You don't even have to use color if you don't want to!

marker-drawn pixel image of converse high-top shoes, in green with plaid background
marker-drawn pixel image of converse high-top shoes, in reds with squares background
marker-drawn pixel image of converse high-top shoes, in blue with yellow/green background
marker-drawn pixel image of converse high-top shoes, in black pen with orange background
marker-drawn pixel image of converse high-top shoes, in red with plaid background
marker-drawn pixel image of converse high-top shoes, in black and pink with blue background

Color Squared can relieve stress or challenge the mind, depending on the approach the reader chooses; but either way, it will keep the head and hands busy, and make for a fun trip down memory lane. The images you see here show just some of the different ways you could color the same picture. There are 50 images, and they can all be colored any way you like!

They are on tear-out pages, with answer key pictures on the back of each page. The book includes illustrated instructions for the many methods, example images for each, and some practice mini-grids.

marker-drawn pixel image of cactus in a pot, in greens
marker-drawn pixel image of old deer skull, in reds and purples
marker-drawn pixel image of mushrooms, in reds and yellow
marker-drawn pixel image of vintage luggage stack, in orange and pink
marker-drawn pixel image of vintage rocking horse, in pink and yellow boxes
marker-drawn pixel image of unicorn figurine, in blues and aqua
pixel image being filled in with brown marker pen, so far with just some short horizontal lines
pixel image being filled in with brown marker pen, with some short horizontal lines starting to look like a vintage phone
pixel image being filled in with brown marker pen, with short and long horizontal lines making a vintage phone
pixel image filled in with brown marker pen, with short and long horizontal lines making a vintage phone

instagram post with more images and caption

close-up of drawing of just a bunch of rounded-corners rectangles on a grid background
further out photo of rounded-corners rectangles, the bigger ones with small inside holes, a few colored in with markers in photo
closeup of image with completed colored-in rectangles, in shades of dark blue, purple, turquoise, pink, and orange
full complete rectangles image revealing a vintage turntable with a record

instagram post with more images and caption

About Me


I used to be a full-time knitting pattern designer (& teacher, freelance writer, etc); I went back to school for graphic design in my mid-30s, 2016-18. I now work as a graphic designer of knitting pattern books, tying it all together. With a 40 hr/week job job I actually have extra time to sew clothes for myself AND do lots of mutual aid work for my community. All my knitting patterns are still available, with 100% of sales now being donated to mutual aid—see shop page.

Lee standing in a park, wearing shorts with a print, a light blue tee that says Introverted but will fight fascists, and a mask
pen drawing of Lee wearing a mask, glasses, and a hat with a swirl design
Lee wearing red/orange plaid flannel top with slit neck and matching flannel mask, and a fuzzy green hat

I believe that Black lives matter and that trans rights are human rights and that EVERYONE deserves food and shelter and healthcare and safety and that mass incarceration is reprehensible and that police should be extremely defunded and eventually abolished and replaced with systems that are best for people. I believe human lives are more important than windows. My political ideology is that I want everyone to be OK, now and into the future. Capitalism very much prevents that from being possible.

I believe individual acts like choosing to sew our own clothes, mend the things we already have, shop at thrift stores and avoid fast fashion, etc, are not enough in the big picture, but are meaningful ways we can improve our own lives in our own ways and work together towards a better future. From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.

Lee wearing red and light blue slouchy hat with texture/color pattern
Lee wearing dark grey sleeveless top with textured/cabled top section
close up of knitting pattern with pink and orange and grey outlining the bead-like stitch pattern

While I rarely design new knitting patterns these days, my old patterns, which specialize in any-gauge accessories, modular construction techniques, and playful approaches to knitting itself, are still all available to peruse and to knit! See more info on my Payhip info page.

All proceeds from sales will be donated to mutual aids, or other people/orgs in need and/or doing good work towards social justice, Black Lives Matter movement, anti-fascism, or helping houseless communities or anyone in need. (See Shop page for a bit more detail.)

See/purchase knitting patterns on Payhip here.

See/purchase knitting patterns on Ravelry here.

bold type in green/yellow/orange on dark grey background saying I JUST WANT EVERYONE TO BE OK

If you want to see things I sew, follow me on instagram. There are other things over there too, but mostly sewing these days, sometimes knitting, sometimes food.

If you want to read my thoughts (and lots of retweets of other people's thoughts) follow me on twitter.

On YouTube, you'll just find my old knitting tutorials and some fun Color Squared videos, but maybe someday I'll post other things there!

I have an old blog (started way back in 2007) that I always have plans to post to but we'll see if/when that happens...

I also still have a flickr account, where I try to put photos of all the clothes I sew and have plans to put up more things like vacation photos, we'll see!

Lee with long magenta hair, hand holding it back, wearing a bulky multi-colored sweater and glasses and smiling
four photos of Lee wearing hats: red, blue, yellow, and white with different patterns and textures
Lee standing on a beach next to an old rusted shipwreck, looking to the side smiling, wearing knit shawl wrapped around neck