Donna Estin


Donna Estin is a professional designer and Certified Master Knitter who lives and designs in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. She’s passionate about designing artistic knitwear with intricate designs. She specializes in blending creative stitches into comfortable, modern sweaters. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Knitting Guild Association as Vice President of Public Relations. Besides knitting her other passion is travel. She always finds inspiration for designs wherever she goes and looks forward to uninterrupted flight time to just knit!  She loves sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband and dogs. Find out more about Donna and her designs at:

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Projects by Donna Estin

Amandine Tank

Knit this easy-breezy tank for a burst of outfitting sunshine. Amandine is a fully buttoned v-tank with a combination of a mesh-like texture and stockinette. It is worked from the bottom up in one piece. Stitches for the button bands are picked up and worked at the end. Directions include two fits: comfort fit as shown which includes shaping from the hips to waist, and slim fit which is worked straight without shaping. Sure to become a layering favorite, this tank will go from warm weather escapes to casually cool evenings.

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Lillemor Sweater

Have fun playing with lines in this beautiful piece featuring one long exaggerated pattern of horizontal lines that run cuff to cuff in this sideways sweater. The lightweight merino/silk fabric has wonderful drape allowing the lines at the bodice to widen with the weight of the bottom. Worked almost seamlessly with two short seams at each underarm, once the sideways top portion is finished, stitches are picked up around the body and worked in the rnd to the end, creating narrower, vertical lines.

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