Sand and Purls Design

About me


I am Dianne Dallmeyer and I have been knitting for over 50 years.  In real life, I am "retired "in my hometown of Newport, RI. You will find that a lot of my patterns are inspired by Newport or places where I have visited.   In the past, I have been a school teacher, a technical sales person and a General Manager of Executive Office Suites. Now I am really enjoying using my creative and mystical sides to design knitwear for you. I have never been so happy!  I love creating patterns that will allow you to experiment, learn and create you own special knitwear with my designs.


I was taught to knit by my Mother when I was approximately 10 years old.  I design Patterns with clear directions and charts. My patterns are tested and tech edited to be sure they are clear for you. You may purchase my Knitting Patterns on


My mission...Create beautiful and kniiter friendly patterns that enable you to ,,,, Get the rhythm!! Enable you to mediation with needles and yarn and create a masterpiece.

Dianne with Newport Rosebud Shawl
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