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

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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Butterfly Garden Dress

Inspired by the colors of summer, this simple sundress is sure to get a lot of wear this season. The front and back are stitched together at the sides and the armhole edging and straps are knitted afterwards.

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