Amy Gunderson


Amy Gunderson

Amy Gunderson is a Midwest transplant living in beautiful North Carolina with her husband and their adorable yellow lab, Suzy. She works full time as Creative Lead for Universal Yarn, and does independent design in her spare time.

Projects by Amy Gunderson


Eloise the Elephant

Ready for some serious snuggling? Eloise the Elephant is too! She’s got a nice fat belly, perfect for squishing. She’s also the perfect blank canvas for any fun embellishments you can think of to add.

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Whale of a Time Mobile

Make this fun, whale-themed mobile to entertain your little one. It’s easy to personalize this to match your own taste or the décor in your nursery. With little fish, whales and clouds, this mobile is a whimsical addition to a chic nursery. Personalize it to your unique tastes by adding different shaped beads, a different color scheme such as rainbows, pastels or monochrome – the sky’s the limit!

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Fiber Throwdown

 Choosing yarn for a project can be quite daunting. There are so many fibers and blends available: from workhorse highland wool to merino to alpaca; cotton to bamboo to linen; acrylic, acrylic blends, and nearly every possible combination of any of these. A 100g skein of yarn might cost $1.99 (think craft store acrylic), or

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Sunrays Shawl

Let the sun shine down with this fun shawl that’s as fun to wear as it is to make. Self-striping yarn creates interest without the hassle of changing colors.

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Starry Mountains Afghan

Try out a new technique using slipped stitches in this couch or lap-sized blanket. This piece is worked in a bulky weight washable yarn, making it easy to care for and a quick project! This woven-look throw is guaranteed to cure your winter blues.

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Green Whimsy Dress

Who could resist smiling in this cheerful polka dot frock? You will be able to knit this up seamlessly from the top down, and your little one will be excited to wear it as she twirls through the last days of summer.

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Peridot Scarf

Fringed and fabulous, the different lace details of this scarf are truly stunning. Its intricate design is enhanced by the combination of two lightweight yarns: a fingering weight wool/silk blend and a cotton metallic laceweight. On their own, each yarn has special qualities, but together, they really shine!

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Diamond Shawl

April’s birthstone is the stunning diamond. Diamonds can be a knitter’s best friend, too! Diamond motifs large and small sprinkle this rectangular wrap. Plant fibers keep this project suitable for warmer months, and a metallic thread woven through the yarn gives it just the right special sparkle.

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Afternoon Coffee Cardigan

Get ready to snuggle up with a good book and relax in this cozy, easy-to-wear cardigan. Though there are a lot of cables in this cardigan, it goes quicker than you’d think in a bulky yarn. Pockets and a fold-over collar lends a casual feel to a staple sweater.

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