Vera Sanon learned to knit from her great-grandmother in Germany when she was six years old. Her great-grandmother was a master teacher in all the needle arts, and her mother owned a yarn shop and used to design knitwear. From a young age, Vera used to knit for her shop, assist in designing garments and teach knitting and crochet. She is also a proficient seamstress and well-versed in embroidery, but working with yarn is her passion.
Some of Vera's designs have been featured in Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Love of Knitting, Knit ‘N Style, Knit Now, Interweave Crochet and Love of Crochet. She has also designed for several yarn companies: Cascade Yarns, Anzula, Universal Yarns, Premiere Yarns, and Willow Yarns. She also really enjoys independently publishing her designs and thanks to Ravelry, it is possible. Since she lives in the movie capital, Vera also designs knitting patterns and custom design and knit garments for several people in the movie industry.
She is the founder and executive director of Fanm pou Fanm (Women for Women), a non-profit organization that works with some of the poorest women in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They supply the women with yarn (donated from fellow Ravelers and several yarn companies) who then crochet market bags. 100% of the profit goes back to the women who crochet the bags. With the proceeds from the bag sales, they have opened a sewing shop where women can use the machines to sew garments for sale. They also teach the women basic business skills and supply them with fabric and yarn.