Amanda Saladin


Amanda Saladin is a high school teacher, wife, and mom to four amazing little boys. She majored in fashion design at Middle TN State University and finally found her passion with knitwear.  She publishes free patterns at




Projects by Amanda Saladin

Aspen Sweater

Elbow patch charm meets the comforting hues of aspen trees in this delightful sweater. Because the design uses super bulky yarn, it’s also a quick and fun knit; you’ll be smiling from start to finish.

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Spooky Cute Kitty Costume

This adorable baby costume might actually be too cute to be spooky, but either way, work up this pattern to give your new member of the family something to wear for Halloween. The onesie, tail and kitty ear headband will complete this perfect costume.

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Romantic Vineyard Top

Inspired by popular styles, this design revamps the contemporary t-shirt by adding ribbed trim and a gorgeous lace panel in the back, while its luxurious fawn color incorporates the warmth of the season for a truly romantic top.

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Flip Flop Summer Tote

Nothing symbolizes summer like your favorite pair of flip flops. The cute picture on the front captures that free-spirited feeling you get when you swap out icy drizzle for warm summer afternoons on the beach or at the park—and with this roomy tote you can pack all the essentials. It even incorporates double knit handles with contrasting stitching.

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Flopsy Bunny Bag

Flopsy Bunny Bag

Carry all your Easter eggs in this Flopsy Bunny Bag instead of a basket. This roomy tote will carry everything you need – just fold the ears over to create a handle.

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Oat Stitch Handbag

This roomy tote features a textured stitch, purchased handles and a press lock closure. It’s the handbag that should accompany you to your favorite coffee shop on a chilly Saturday morning.

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Knitting Essentials: What Every Knitter Really Needs

When I started knitting over 14 years ago, I thought all you needed was a skein of yarn and some needles.  While this is basically true, there are many other items that can make life a whole lot easier.  From weaving in ends to keeping track of where you are in a complicated stitch pattern,

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Bon Voyage Tote

Carry all your summer essentials in style with this summery striped tote. Double seed stitch gives this tote texture and interest and jute handles complete the look.  

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Berry Cute Backpack

Carry everything you need for back to school in this adorable strawberry backpack. A zipper opening gives you full access to the roomy interior while two side pockets hold all your small items.

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