Designers, Authors & Editors


Amy Gunderson

Dog cuddling, knitflixing, and drinking red wine are just a few of Amy’s favorite things to do (and often does all of these at the same time). She does a variety of freelance work including design, crochet and knit charting, technical editing, and more.

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Nazanin Fard

Nazanin S. Fard is a knitting/crochet designer with more than 700 published designs, dating all the way back to 1992. She started self-publishing some designs in 2007 in an electronic format offered on her website. Her designs are regularly published in magazines and on yarn company websites. Nazanin became interested in knitting at around age four, when her mom started knitting for her unborn sister. She learned then and hardly ever put down her knitting needles.

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Penny Zukoski

Penny Schumers is the designer behind Knit-by-Bit Designs. She has been knitting seriously since June of 2010 and has been addicted ever since. In May of 2012, Penny starting thinking about designing her own patterns which can be found in her Ravelry shop:

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Ciara Ní Reachtnín

Ciara is an Irish designer and indie dyer living in the wilds of the West of Ireland with her four children – a teenage mastermind, a mad scientist, his sidekick, the 6-year-old Queen of Connacht herself and her husband and two crazy dogs, one cat and two fish. She prefers to promote and use Irish wool and yarn wherever possible, but love any quality squishy skein! She has regular contributions to Knitty, Knotions, Twist collective, UK Knit Now magazine and I Like Knitting. She also hosts Knitting workshops with Irish Tourism and Knitting Tours. See her designs on Ravelry. When not knitting, she is busy with her day job as a multi-grade primary school teacher in a tiny rural school and stuck in all sorts of other fiddly crafts.

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Diane Zangl

Living on the edge of a national wildlife refuge, the changing colors and scenery of the Midwest’s four distinct seasons have a noticeable effect on Diane’s design aesthetic. Her philosophy is that of creating classic, yet current, garments that can be enjoyed across several seasons. Unique stitch combinations and knitting techniques are the hallmark of Diane's designs resulting in truly distinct patterns. Diane has been sewing and crocheting since she was seven and knitting since she was in her teens. She began her professional knitwear career in 1984 after receiving encouragement from Elizabeth Zimmermann to publish her unique designs. To date, over 650 of her designs have appeared in all nationally recognized knitting publications including, but not limited to Knitter’s, Vogue Knitting, and Interweave Knits as well as numerous yarn company pattern collections. Her designs on available on and other online venues and are the perfect complement to the print publications where her work has traditionally appeared and through which she continues to offer patterns. To keep abreast of Diane’s newest designs, follow her at Stitch Witch Designs on Facebook.

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Karen Fletcher

Karen Fletcher is a designer and knitter from Ottawa, Canada.  Her love of math and making things made her fall in love with knitting design soon after she learned to knit, she's been selling her designs since 2013.  Her designs can be found at ravelry ( as well as Craftsy.  She loves textured knits, cables, and colourwork, and can often be found knitting a project with those elements while her son "helps" her knit and her daughter unravels her yarn; she is so charmed by their love of yarn that she actually adores this.

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Angelia Robinson

Former environmental lobbyist, Angelia Robinson, is a knit and crochet designer residing in Los Angeles. Her playful yet elegant work has been featured in Vogue Knitting: Crochet, Love of Knitting, and Interweave Crochet. Angelia’s creations explore the interplay of shape, texture, and style. She draws daily inspiration from her quartet of children. Facebook: Quaternity Design Studios Ravelry: Quaternity Twitter: @quaternityknits Pinterest: quaternityknits Web: Quaternity Knits

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Rosann Fleischauer

Rosann started knitting when her husband got a boat and decided to take a few weeks and see the coast and she wandered into a local yarn shop during a much needed shore-break. She picked out a book, some yarn and needles to get started, and it turned the whole vacation around. Now ever year while he gets his boat ready for the season, Rosann scours the local yarn stores to build up a stash of projects to do underway, the smaller the better and always in the round with circular needles (because chasing double-pointed needles around the deck is not fun and provides twice as many ways to impale one’s self in heavy seas). Rosann works with several community groups as a volunteer to teach others knitting techniques. She is always amazed at the number of fellow knitters she's met along the way and thankful to each and every one of them for the pleasure of their company and stories they have told. To this day, Rosann tracks her projects in terms of where she bought the yarn, who she was with and where she went while knitting it.

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Kristen TenDyke

Kristen TenDyke is a knit and crochet designer who lives in Maine. She's a work-at-home mom who spends most of her free time playing with eco-friendly yarns and thinking up seamlessly constructed sweaters. She is the author of Finish-Free Knits (Interweave Press, 2012), Knitting Maine (Caterpillar Knits, 2013) and No-Sew Knits (Interweave Press, 2014). She is the creator of Caterpillar Knits, established in 2010 to supply pattern support for eco-friendly (organic; fair trade; recycled; vegan; low impact, natural or no dyes; low carbon footprint) yarns. See more of Kristen's designs on and Join Kristen online by following her on Twitter or Ravelry as KristenTenDyke Links: Finish-Free Knits: Knitting Maine: No-Sew Knits: Twitter: Ravelry: Facebook:

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Adrienne Larsen

Adrienne is a designer working in Fargo ND. Her books Welts & Waves and Flutter & Flow are available on Ravelry & Amazon now. When she’s not working she enjoys ice cream and ferrets.

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Evelyn Siatra

Evelyn developed an early love for “all things handmade” when her mother taught her to crochet, knit, sew and embroider. She graduated from doll clothes to scarves and sweaters, and she loves to experiment with technique and materials. The intrepid color knitter tends towards intarsia and stranding, and as with many knitters, when she couldn’t find patterns for what she wanted to knit, she started designing her own, which can be found in her Ravelry shop. Her designs are also published in magazines and on yarn company web sites. In 2015 she won the “People’s Choice” and “First Runner-Up” award of the “Mohair South Africa/Vogue Knitting - Warmth of Mohair Blanket Design Competition”. She currently lives in Athens, Greece with her son and their two cats.

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Brenda Castiel

I’ve been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like light-weight wools, cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knit Picks, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, and Three Irish Girls Yarns, and have been published in several books.

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Vikki Bird

Vikki Bird is a knitwear designer based in North East England. She specialises in bright and bold children's designs, often taking inspiration from the suggestions of her two children, and also likes to design homewares and small accessories.

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Stana D. Sortor

Stana D. Sortor’s grandmother taught her how to knit and crochet when she was a little girl. Ever since she took her projects everywhere. Of course she has experienced some sidesteps on her knitting path, like trying to be an artist, photographer or writer, but she always returned to her favorite activity.

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Olya Bagi

Olya Bagi used to work as a translator and an interpreter for an international company, but now she's a full-time housewife and a passionate knitter. She's been knitting for about 10 years now and has been heavily into designing knitwear since 2014. Olya has a particular obsession with detail and ultimate knitting techniques that make a handmade garment look haute couture.

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Quenna Lee

After designing and producing fabric wallets at Blissful on Etsy, Quenna rediscovered knitting. Tired of reworking patterns, she began designing her own garments, with an emphasis on top down construction, clean lines, and flattering silhouettes. She is based in Northern California. Her work has appeared in Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Knit Picks, Knit.Wear, and Twist Collective. Read more at blissful on

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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.

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Lana Jois

Lana Jois is a doctor by day and loves to knit, crochet and design in her spare time. She is especially fond of lace. Her designs have been featured in Knit Now, Knitscene and Twist Collective.

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Marie Segares

Marie Segares has been hooked on crochet since she learned from her grandmother when she was 9, and she conquered her fear of knitting in 2010. In addition to designing, Marie teaches both crochet and knitting in the New York City metro area and at regional fiber events. She is a Professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a Designer/Teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association. She writes about her crafty adventures on the Underground Crafter blog, where she also shares interviews, book reviews, and giveaways. She can also be found on Ravelry, Facebook, Etsy, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Jessica Anderson

Jessica M. Anderson started knitting about 8 years ago when her husband thought it was silly to spend $60 on a pair of longies (he has since spent well more than $60 on yarn and knitting supplies!). After spending about a year sample knitting for Blue Sky Alpacas, she decided to try designing her own patterns. She has been designing every since. When she isn’t knitting, she is juggling homeschooling her 5 kids, sharing coffee with friends, or studying as a student midwife.

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Emily Ringelman

Emily Ringelman is a Midwest-born Californian living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is an LSU scientist studying the viruses that infect sweet potatoes. Her favorite fall activity is stress knitting while yelling at the tv during Patriots games, but she also enjoys elaborate cooking projects, sewing her own clothes, and re-reading the Harry Potter books. Much of her design work is top-down, usually with either cables or a nautical bias.  

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Tian Connaughton

I am the crochet and knitwear designer, and tech editor behind KnitDesigns by Tian. I live in a small town in Western Massachusetts with my fantasy author husband, Daniel and son, Aidan. Teaching is at the heart of how I approach design. While my style tends toward classic shapes and silhouettes, my designs are intended to provide learning opportunities featuring interesting and unique details. I blog about crochet, knit, and design at

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Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple is an author and designer of both knitting and crochet patterns. Her work appears frequently in knitting and crochet magazines in the US and UK, and she is also the owner and lead designer for the popular pattern line Hooked for Life, which is available both online and in select independent yarn stores. Mary Beth is the author of many books and booklets, most recently Arm Knitting and Finger Knitting, both from Design Originals. You can also catch her teaching at yarn stores and fiber conventions across the country!

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Paola Albergamo

Paola is a former software developer who lives in Rome. She is a life-long knitter, but in the last years, she has discovered so many new techniques and constructions! She wants to try them all, to push their boundaries if possible or to mix them together in unusual ways: Why not combine the brioche stitch with short rows? Or top-down construction sideways? Or lace with colorwork? Or... Her style and taste favor interesting and/or funny knits to show humor, but the thing she loves most is simply to play and have fun with yarn. Her patterns have been published in Knitty, Knotions, and I Like Knitting.

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Debra Arch

Since 1998, Debra Arch has had several hundred crochet, knitting, hand-applique, machine sewing, quilting, needle felting, and needlepoint on plastic canvas designs published by various publishers in magazines and pattern books. She also is the instructor of 2 online crochet classes. Debra is always working to create new tricks to make crafting easier, faster and more fun... and she loves sharing her tips with others! Photos of many of her published designs and info regarding her online classes can be viewed on her Ravelry page  

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Mari Chiba

Mari Chiba picked up knitting again while serving in Armenia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her obsession for detail and need to create have made her a passionate knitwear designer. She focuses on classic silhouettes with customized fitting and elegant details. Her patterns have been published in Knitscene, Interweave Knits, The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, Knitty, and Twist Collective magazines. You can find more of Mari’s work on her website: and on Ravelry as MariChiba.

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Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond's background is a bit different than you'd expect, with degrees in Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. She's been a meteorologist, a high school math and science teacher and, most recently, a professional knitter. But above all else, she is a passionate crafter, dabbling in a little bit of everything. Basically, if it can be crafted, and she needs to procrastinate something much more important, she can do it.

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Neisha Abdulla

Neisha has a degree in Art & Design and loves working with many different mediums – yarn and fabric included.  Although Neisha has been knitting for over 25 years she has only recently started designing knitwear and is thoroughly enjoying the journey. While she draws inspiration from many sources, nature is generally the starting point for most of her projects. Her work is also influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and its romantic take on the natural world. As well as having designs published on the I Like Knitting website, she has two designs to be featured in a book publication in Spring of 2016 and one design to be published as part of a 12 pattern collection for Willow Yarns. You can find Neisha on, on Ravelry as neish, and on the Loveknitting website.

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Heidi Gustad

I’m Heidi, and I’m a craft book author and pattern designer specializing in yarn crafts like knitting, crochet, latch hook and macramé. I have been running the Hands Occupied Blog since 2010. Over the years I’ve collaborated with various crafters, companies and artists.

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Claire Slade

Claire Slade is a knitwear designer and obsessive baker based in the east of England. She loves to design bright, bold and quirky knitwear with an emphasis on color and texture. You can find her on twitter as @verilyknits and she blogs at

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Alexis Di Gregorio

Alexis Di Gregorio started knitting in 2012, in order to add a hobby to her workaholic life; little did she know knitting would soon become so much more than a hobby. In 2014, she designed her first piece as a favor for a friend, and found her passion. After being told (with love, of course) that the sweater she’d seamed looked like it was sewn “by a five year old with safety scissors,” she’s decided to focus her attention on creating beautiful, flattering seamless knits.

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Sophia Minakais

Sophia Minakais is an Alaska based knitwear designer; the owner of Knitting the Natural Way and author of The Knitted Dollhouse. Her designs and articles have been featured in Interweave Knits, I Like Knitting Magazine, Timeless Noro Knit Shawls, 60 Quick Knit Gifts for Babies and more.

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Red Heart Yarns There’s a little bit of love woven into every strand. Red Heart Boutique is our newest yarn collection targeted to the fashionista knitter and crocheter who loves beautiful textures and colors, but still wants affordable options. Crochet Today! magazine is a Red Heart publication that provides fresh pattern ideas, interesting articles, and opportunities to win yarn!

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Manda Shah

Manda Shah lives in Toronto, Ontario. After taking a break from a career in Information Technology she picked up knitting as a creative hobby and moved on to designing knitted items. She loves to combine lace and cable patterns to create beautiful accessories. Apart from self-publishing on Ravelry, Manda has published her designs with Vogue Knitting, Sixth & Spring book, Brooklyn Tweed and

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Melissa Metzbower

Melissa Metzbower, of That Metzbower Girl Designs, has enjoyed knitting since her college days. Her full time job is that of Motherhood, but when she has a free moment, she loves to design. When not knitting, you can find her gardening, beekeeping, or reading to her young children.

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Miranda Jollie

Miranda Jollie is a knit designer living in London, UK. She has been knitting since she was a child and starting designing a few years ago. Designing provides a welcome change from her day job, as a lawyer specializing in criminal law. She designs for magazines and yarn companies in both the US and the UK. You can find out more about her and her designs on Ravelry and Facebook

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Nadya Stallings

Nadya grew up in Southern Urals (Russia), the area known for pleasant warm seasons, but quite long and cruel winters. She loves cooking, reading, gardening and listening to music, especially classics. Nadya now lives in NE Ohio, and since 2009 she writes her knit pattern designs in her tiny cozy studio.

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Ashlee Lackovic

Ashlee Lackovic is a knit designer who lives in the snowy mountains of British Columbia, Canada. She started designing as an independent designer on Ravelry in 2013 after realizing she was truly obsessed with all things knit. She can become inspired by literally anything but, particularly enjoys bright fun colors and unusual stitch combinations.  

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Olya Mikesh

I am a life-long knitter and crocheter, who loves to play with Color, texture, and design elements, combining traditional techniques with modern styles. When I am not busy homeschooling my 5 children, I enjoy learning new fiber-related skills. I love designing and working on projects for different publications, as well as publishing my own patterns on Ravelry and LoveCrafts.

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Cristina D

I am Cristina, the knitting and crochet designer behind crisdvic.  I live in a beautiful town near Barcelona, where I have my workspace and dedicate myself to a hobby that began in my childhood. I enjoy slow and mindful handicraft work, quick and simple projects, but also challenges. My inspiration may come from everywhere, but it usually starts from a skein of yarn, a color, and the “someone” (even myself) intended to wear or use the finished craft. I like to mix textures and colors, but usually keeping a soft, relaxing look. I believe that slow and mindful handicraft work can be a powerful tool for self-expression and stress relief, and I strive to share that joy with you.

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Sarah Menezes

Sarah Menezes hails from the UK where she has been a knitter since childhood, taught by her mother and grandmother. She once again picked up her needles during university days and hasn’t been able to put them down since! Sarah’s designs focus on accessories with an emphasis on intricate details, beading and color; the brighter the better! She enjoys nothing more than trying to translate parts of nature into stitch patterns. Her patterns have been published in KnitPicks In Bloom collection as well as Knit Now and Let’s Knit magazines in her home country. You can find her on her website or on Ravelry by searching for sploboofle

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Kristin Jones

Kristin wants to live in a place where it's not too hot and not too cold, where knitwear is always in season, and where a new project on the needles is never far from hand, combining simplicity and elegance with feminine and modern pieces.

Fun Fact

I've always loved vintage clothing, and I try to incorporate elements of fun into each piece I design.

Knitting Tip

Get comfortable with frogging. The fastest way to learn is by making (and trying to fix) a mistake, and then having to start over. Plus, you'll never be afraid to try a new project or new technique!

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Denise Balvanz

Denise has been knitting, crocheting and sewing since she was a little girl. Over the years Denise has taught many others to knit, crochet and sew and loves to be able to share what she knows about the crafts with others. For 25 years, Denise was doing custom dressmaking from home while her 8 young children played. Her children wore a lot of my creations as they grew up! Sewing took the back burner and knitting and crochet took over Denise's life when she was asked to teach classes at the local yarn shop. Writing patterns for those classes was the start of her design career. A local acquaintance later offered an opportunity to work for 3+ years in her business as an importer/distributor/translator of a Norwegian yarn and pattern line. During that time, Denise was able to spend two weeks in Norway learning about the Norwegian knitting traditions. Much like Norway, surviving the cold winters in Iowa takes a lot of warm hand-mades. Denise's love of fiber crafts has allowed her to interact with many wonderful people over the years and she counts it a privilege to be able to share what she's learned and to continue to learn with all of you!

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Jayalakshmi M H

Jaya (she/her) is an avid knitter and knitwear designer. She works as technical consultant and lives in Hyderabad, India with her twin girls and husband. She designs handknit accessories and garments under the brand name “Apoorva Designs”. She has more than 50 designs to her credit and her work has been published in many craft magazines, websites, and yarn companies. Her girls love winding yarn, and her husband often helps with design photography. When she’s not working, you can find her cooking, reading, or knitting! You can find her work here: Website: Ravelry: Payhip: Instagram:

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Christy Nelson

Christy Nelson has been addicted to yarn for most of her adult life. She started with crochet about 20 years ago and has now added knitting and spinning to her repertoire. An avid traveler, many of her designs are inspired by her visits to other countries like China, Mexico, Switzerland, and Italy. Last summer she spent 5 weeks in France with her husband and two children (ages 11 and 9), but she calls Lincoln, Nebraska home.

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Jessie Rayot

Jessie has been crocheting since her great grandmother first handed her a hook at the age of 8. She started off her professional life as a costume designer/creator/pattern maker. While managing the costume department for Adelphi University (in Long Island, NY) she was set up on a blind date with a Jersey boy. A few years later she found herself married and living in Jersey. In 2007 she became a stay at home mom to twin girls. Shortly thereafter she started Jessie At Home as a way to share photos and stories of the girls with her family. Eventually she started adding crafty posts in, then patterns, and it just kept evolving until it became the fun crochet, knit, and family blog that it is today. Since then Jessie has earned several awards from the CGOA Design Competition.  In 2013 Jessie started designing for others outside of Jessie At Home. She has had patterns published in various on and off line crochet and knit publications, including I Like Crochet and I Like Knitting. In addition to all things yarn related, Jessie enjoys just about all arts and crafts, playing games with her family, and leading her twins Girl Scout Troop. Blog - Jessie At Home - Facebook Page Twitter Craftsy Pinterest YouTube Ravelry

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Kristi Simpson

Kristi Simpson designs creative crochet patterns with a modern and fresh touch. Her patterns are located online on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy. Her designs have been published in international crochet magazines, and are scheduled to be featured in ILikeCrochet, Crochet World and Crochet! in 2014-2015. She is also the author of "Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet" and "Mommy and Me Crocheted Hats." Her third book will be released spring 2015 and she is currently working on her fourth book. Kristi lives with her husband and five children in Alabama. Find her on her website and on Ravelry.

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Sierra Morningstar

Sierra is an independent designer born and raised in Michigan. She can usually be found with knitting and dogs within arm’s reach. She loves to be outside and in nature as much as possible, and prefers to knit while surrounded by pine trees or water. She likes to design cozy pieces, that bring a sense or comfort to the wearer. Find her on Instagram at sierra_morningstar.

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Kimberly Kalnoki

Kimberly learned to knit from a book as a teenager, then took a hiatus from knitting for about a decade, before returning to it with a passion in her late 20s. As a longtime vegan, she doesn't knit with any animal fibers, which motivated her to begin designing her own patterns.

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Linda Gäßler

Linda is a native of Southern Germany, located between the east end of the Swabian Alb and the Danube. Her name is pronounced "Linda Gaslr." She is occupied by two cats and a never silent toddler boy when she's not knitting. She continues to knit and adds patterns to her Ravelry page at

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Nancy Vandivert

Nancy Vandiverr happily admits to being a knitting nerd.  She is ngvandivert on Instagram and Ravelry and her website is

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Tiam Safari

Tiam Safari is a London-based yarn hoarder, cat lover, and general knitting enthusiast, who develops cosmetics and skincare products by day and designs patterns by night. Tiam rediscovered her love of knitting after moving back to the UK, and searching for something to help her relax after a stressful day at the office. Tiam works as a freelance designer for major yarn brands, and also under her own brand as KNIT SAFARI

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Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, a freelance knitwear designer and writer raising a family in Colorado, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fiber! Her work has been published in numerous digital and print magazines, books, and yarn company pattern collections. Tabetha’s indie patterns and portfolio, blog, and teaching schedule can be found on her website,

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Jean Clement

A lifelong crafter, Jean enjoys designing knit and crochet projects with a classic style that can be worn for years. Her work has appeared in I Like Knitting, Knitscene, Knit.wear, Creative Knitting, Love of Knitting, Knitter's Magazine, Knit Picks, Twist Collective, along with several others. She also self-publishes her work under her Desert Rose Fiber Arts label. Jean also works as a free-lance Technical Editor for knitting and crochet designers, with a local, non-profit youth hockey association as their accountant/webmaster, designs and builds websites for clients and helps her husband with his HVAC business. She lives in Colorado with her family, beloved dog and a small herd of goats.

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Michele Dobbins

Michele Dobbins hails from a cozy small town in Arkansas, which she visits between semesters at the University, where she is getting her degree in English Literature. Inspired by her love of musical theatre, reading, and traveling, she likes to learn new things each year and floods her apartment--and her family's--with all her various artistic experiments. She would also be perfectly happy to spend the rest of her life crafting and drinking tea.

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Sandi Rosner

Sandi Rosner has been a professional knitter and crocheter for nearly 20 years. She has owned a local yarn shop, been the Creative Director for a large yarn company, and currently works as a designer, tech editor, teacher and writer. Her most recent book is 21 Crochet Tanks and Tunics: Stylish Designs for Every Occasion (Stackpole; 2016).

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Emily Dormier

Emily Dormier is a young knitwear designer from New Jersey. She started knitting at summer camp in 2012 when an injured foot kept her from playing soccer, and her passion has grown from there. Emily enjoys many techniques from color work and double knitting to lace and textured pieces. She is a full-time student, but spends every free moment she has knitting, designing, and creating.

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Erica Mount

I enjoy objects that are both beautiful and useful. That is why I love mittens. In Canada, just about everyone can use a pair of mittens. They’re also very visible, so intricate work doesn’t end up hidden under a coat or shoe.

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Tanya Eberhardt

Tanya started her blog Little Things Blogged almost two years ago as she wanted to share her adventures in crocheting and generally crafting. Two years later, she's realized that it's great to have the ability to talk with creative people from all over the world, who are just as passionate about crafting. Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram

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Kristina Kittelson

Kristina only started knitting a couple of years ago, but fell hard and fast for the craft. Other than knitting, her hobbies include reading, writing, playing video games until sunrise, and eating stovetop popcorn by the gallon. She has a passion for animal welfare, and when she's not partaking in one of her three thousand hobbies, you can probably find her cuddling her spooky black cat, Echo.

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Griselda Zárate

A passionate knitter and crocheter since childhood, Griselda Zárate tries to combine simplicity and elegance in her designs. She lives in Mexico with her family, including two adorable Australian shepherds.  Besides exploring new techniques in knitting and design, she likes gardening, B/W movies, literature, language, art, and of course having a good cup of coffee with her friends and a good chat. Her Ravelry ID is gzdesigns.

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Renée Kies

Hello! My name is Renée. I’m 30 years old and live in the Netherlands. I started knitting in 2012. I’ve always greatly admired designers and I’d thought I’d give it a go too. I loved it! I’m now working on expanding my store. I like designs that incorporate modern aspects into the tradition of knitting and crochet.

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Alice Tang

Tangram Knits features knitwear designs by Alice Tang.  Her designs have been published in leading knitting magazines Interweave Knits, Simple Knitting, Cast On, Knit'N Style and others.  She also designed for Red Heart, Classic Elite, Knitpicks,  and Premier yarn companies.  Alice studied fashion design at Fullerton College.

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Stella Egidi

In the previous episode of her life, she was an humanitarian doctor working in developing countries and travelling a lot from place to place. Today, she has settled down in Rome (where she was actually born) and she has fun practising the job of mum of two young rebels… After a long time not knitting, she has taken needles back in hands during her first pregnancy and didn’t stop since! She likes designing simple, easy and fun to knit garments and accessories and love exploring styles and techniques.

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Áine Marriott

Áine Marriott lives in Co. Kildare, Ireland. She has knit toys since she was a child but only began to design them herself after her first child was born in 2008. Now she regularly publishes patterns in US and UK magazines, and also self-publishes some patterns on Ravelry and Etsy.

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Quayln Stark

Quayln Stark is a crochet and knitwear designer who strives to break the status quo when it comes to fiber arts. Keep up to date with his design and projects on Instagram @portquoelio.

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Toby Roxane Barna

Toby Roxane Barna is an independent knitwear designer based in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009, Toby studied knitwear design at the London College of fashion. She is now owns and operates her own design label, Toby Roxane Designs. She finds inspiration in many places, including the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. Toby loves cats, pancakes, and lipstick. Toby’s beautiful patterns can be found on Ravelry, her own website,, and in local yarn shops nationwide. Visit her on Instagram and Twitter (@tobyroxane), Facebook and Pinterest (Toby Roxane Designs)!

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Rachel McKinney

Rachel McKinney is a knitting designer and model knitter. When she isn't knitting she is thinking of patterns that need to be knit. Join her at

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Jessica Potasz

From the time Jessica Potasz was a little girl, she has always enjoyed many forms of art. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a business degree but continued to enjoy painting and a bit of sewing.  However, she has truly found a passion (or maybe addiction!) for knit and crochet.  It was only fairly recently, in 2013, that Jessica became intrigued with knitting and crochet and learned the skills by watching online videos and tutorials.  Eventually, after looking for patterns of specific items and not finding them, she began to create her own designs.
For Christmas of 2014, Jessica knit her brother a pair of fingerless gloves and posted the pattern to her blog shortly thereafter. This was the beginning of her designing and blogging. She enjoys creating patterns that are modern and beautiful but also easy and truly believes that even the simplest of patterns can have a wonderful impact.

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Silke Ufer

Silke Ufer lives in Cologne (Köln), Germany. She started knitting when she was about 6 years old, taught by her Mum and Granny. After joining Ravelry she got addicted to knitting and started designing in 2010. Since then, she publishes about 6 patterns per year. You can find her on Ravelry as Silke Ufer Design or follow her under the same name on facebook and instagram.

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Sumayyah Chougle

Sumayyah is a designer living in Pune, India. She loves texture and balance in her designs, which are inspired by patterns and colors from nature.

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Rachel Borello Carroll

Rachel lives and works on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She has been designing knitting and crochet patterns for over ten years and keeps shop at

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Joanna Ignatius

I live in a small farm in southern Finland with my dogs. The nature around me with Finland’s changing seasons provide endless inspiration for my designs. Knitting is a bit of a necessity for me like breathing, really cannot live without it.

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Donna Estin

Donna designs artistic, contemporary knitwear.  She specializes in blending creative stitches into comfortable, modern sweaters. With pattern support and tips to help knitters create the best possible garment, she delivers to the knitter easy to follow patterns for a fashionable sweater that fits. She lives in Maryland and usually has two or more projects on her needles. She loves wool, sheep, dogs, and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Patons Design

Patons is committed to providing knitters and crocheters with high quality yarns and creative patterns. The Patons website is a great place to learn all about our yarns and to find your next knitting project or crochet project. With a free membership, you can access hundreds of free knitting patterns and free crochet patterns.

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Andrea Sanchez

Andrea began designing knitwear patterns for women and children at the beginning of 2013. Since then she has been published in Interweave Knits, Petite Purls, and is working on a book of sweater designs for men and children. She strives for designs that are unique and modern while still remaining classic and wearable. Find Andrea on Twitter @andrea_knits, Instagram andrea_knits on Instagram and on the blog Life on Laffer. For questions regarding the pattern contact Andrea at

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Trelly Hernandez

Trelly Hernandez lives in Spain and is a patchwork and knitting designer. She's also an animal lover and is passionate about crime books and crafts. Trelly started her own hand-dyed yarn small company: Larpeiradas Yarns, and has patterns published at I like Knitting, Knitpicks and Yarnbox.

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Dana Gervais

Dana Gervais is a knitwear designer based in Ontario Canada. She knits. A lot. Dana was taught to knit when she was just a wee girl by her Grandmother. She has been designing knitwear for family friends and pets for many years and enjoys designing knitwear for magazines, books, and self-publishing. She has far more ideas than time and her yarn stash has its own bedroom in her house. In her previous life, Dana has been a Financial Planner in the Wealth Management industry, worked as a credit counselor for a non-profit community agency and managed her own property management business. She lives with her amazing husband, 2 super-awesome kids, 2 furry-lovey dogs and 1 fluffy-charming cat. You can see lots of yarn and knitting porn on Dana’s Instagram feed: _knitalot_ You can see sneak peeks of upcoming designs and opportunities to test knit Dana’s designs on her Facebook Page There is more yarn porn and random thoughts on her Twitter feed: knitalot924 She hangs out at Ravelry: Knitalot924 In addition to Ravelry, Dana’s designs can be found on Craftsy and LoveKnitting She blogs at and can be reached by email at

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Wencke Pertermann

Wencke Pertermann lives, knits and designs in Leipzig, Germany. Her grandmother taught her to knit when she was 8 years old and she was gripped by the knitting fever. She recently dabbles in sewing too and dreams of a self made wardrobe for all seasons. When she is not knitting or sewing you can find her reading a book or baking bread, pies and cookies.

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Tania Richter

Tania Richter, commonly known as AetherFang online, is a double knitting designer with a penchant for the fantastic. She started designing double knitting patterns in college in an attempt to stave off the cold Midwestern winters and now focuses on designing large scarves and shawls featuring dragons, phoenixes, and Celtic designs. Tania is also the author and designer behind Epic Knits, and is the creator of Yarn Quest - Heroes of Yarnia, the first Knitting Role Playing Game.
In her spare time she enjoys video games such as Pokemon and Monster Hunter, writing novels, and her second job as a fantasy artist.

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Solène Le Roux​

I live in Paris where I started designing knitwear after studying History and History of Arts. Crafts are for me a family tradition, my grandmother was a professional seamstress and I learned to knit from my mother. Knitting is a way for me to connect with my heritage while creating something truly unique. Using natural yarns, I design highly wearable accessories and garments with interesting textures and colorwork. My patterns have been published in Pom Pom Quarterly, Knit Picks and Knit Now and I also have a collection of self-published patterns available through Ravelry. My goal is to inspire knitters in their creative journey, to give them the means to progress in their craft and to make knits they will love and wear with pride for a very long time.

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Fiona Munro

My grandmother taught me to knit when I was six years old and I have been an avid knitter ever since. I grew up on a small island in Canada and now live in Scotland. I frequently work with my two sisters with these designs even though we have become geographically dispersed across Canada, England, and Scotland. My design style is classic with a modern twist. These designs range from simple pullovers and scarves to intricate lace shawls and fair isle accessories. I find inspiration from a range of places but often this inspiration comes from nature. You can find all of our designs on Ravelry under our design name MunroSisters3.

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Dee Hardiman

Dee Hardiman took a knitwear design class in the 80's and rarely followed a pattern again. After years of tweaking the designs of others she now is creating her own designs. When not knitting, Dee enjoys bicycle touring and recently started keeping bees.

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Vera Sanon

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.

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Melissa Harr

Melissa is an itinerant writer and knitting pattern designer -- she travels constantly in order to draw inspiration from a variety of language, cultures, and people. She is currently based in Europe, where she drinks too much coffee and spends most of her free time investigating architecture and literary sites. She blogs about her travels and adventures in yarn

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Emi Harrington

Emi Harrington loves to design knitwear patterns, both crochet and knitting! Using simple methods to obtain a more detailed appearance to finished garments is her focus. As well, she writes the pattern instructions without abbreviations, so they are easy to read and to understand, which is a great help to those who have difficulty reading patterns. She provides email support if you do run into any difficulties when using her patterns, and also has video tutorials on her Youtube channel, which includes crocheting tips and instructions, as well as free patterns! You can find Emi here: Etsy: HectanoogyHat and Scarf PatternsMehart Gallery Ravelry  Craftsy Facebook: Hectanooga Patterns3 Crochet Chicks Blog Youtube

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Michael Dworjan

Michael Dworjan is a knitwear designer from NYC who specializes in reversibility, double-knitting, and interesting constructions. He is known for his inventions in double-knit lace, reversible cables, and asymmetrical shawls. He has been published in Love of Knitting, Vogue Knitting, and I Like Knitting. Always interested in meeting other knitters, Michael is a member of several local knitting groups and always seeking more through Ravelry. Check out his website and blog at or friend him on ravelry - username: Aptenoknits.

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Charles Voth

Charles Voth has crocheted and knit for 45 years. He enjoys exploring how yarn and texture interact to produce versatile fabrics, which he then uses in his designs. He is a crochet diagram illustrator, and a technical editor, designer, and teacher at LYSs and yarn conventions in both crochet and knitting. He lives with his wife and sons in the Niagara Region, Canada's wine country.

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Ela Torrente

Ela Torrente lives and works with her family in northern Italy. She is a mom, an independent knitwear designer, a yarn maniac and an amateur chef. She publish her knitwear designs on Ravelry since 2010. You can see her designs on her Ravelry page meet her in Modish People Group.

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Theresa Shingler

Like many knitters while Theresa Shingler learnt to knit as a child, it wasn't until she had children of her own that the knitting bug really took off, she discovered gorgeous wools, modern designs and then later the exciting world of designing. Living as she does with her family in the English Midlands her mind is constantly turned by form, texture and colour, especially the colours and texture of nature, the play of light across the landscape and the worn and faded ruins of the many historical sites found in her part of middle England, often overlooked, but endlessly fascinating in the detail. You can find Theresa at Her Ravelry designer page is Instagram:

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Laura Chau

Laura Chau designs modern, comfortable knitting patterns for garments and accessories from her home in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of "Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting" and her work has appeared in Knitty, Twist Collective, and Brooklyn Tweed and. You can find more of her work on her website, and on Ravelry as laurachau.

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Karen Bourquin

Karen lives in a small seaside city on beautiful Vancouver Island in Canada, where she and her husband own and run a busy year round Inn and RV Resort. Her designs have been published in magazines, books and on-line including: knit.purl, I Like Knitting, Knotions, Knitscene, Debbie Bliss, Twist, Cooperative Press and Ravelry. Find her at or Oceangrl on Ravelry

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Kathleen Sperling

Kathleen Sperling learned to knit when she was seven or eight years old. She became seriously obsessed with it in adulthood when she started making baby knits for friends who were expecting. Then she discovered that she loved designing. Knitting inspires her with ideas for patterns of all kinds: simple and complex, funny and serious, and for people of all ages and flavours.

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Kristen Jancuk

Kristen is the knitwear designer behind MediaPeruana Designs. Her work has been published by Knitty, Knitscene, Neighborhood Fiber Co., and Knit Picks, among others. Kristen lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons and is a rabid fan of the Baltimore Orioles.

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Helen Gipson

Helen's grandmother gave her two major passions early in life – knitting and scrabble. After leaving behind the rat race working as a database programmer in London Heathrow to 'retire' to the beautiful Scottish Borders in 2005 she now has the time to enjoy those passions. Helen learnt to knit as a young teenager. From her mid-twenties she was addicted – especially to making sweaters for herself and her husband, including many of her own designs. After discovering Ravelry via a local knitting group in 2011 she started self-publishing patterns on there in 2014 ( She loves cables, playing with color, learning new techniques and combining them to make fun and interesting designs. On the scrabble front she has won many competitions including the British Championships and the prestigious King's Cup in Thailand, has represented both England and Scotland in many world championships and was the highest rated female player in the world until taking a break to concentrate on her knitwear design. In what little spare time that is left over she enjoys gardening and making her own jams and chutneys from her home-grown produce.

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Tamara Moots

Tamara Moots has more than 70 patterns available through Ravelry, LoveKnitting, Knit Picks, WEBS, Love of Knitting magazine, Knit Now magazine and others. When she’s not designing or knitting, she raises two boys and travels whenever she can manage. You can read her blog at Instagram: tamaramoots Blog: Ravelry:

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Dana Rushold

Dana Rushold was the former associate editor of Love of Crochet magazine and co-founder of with her twin sister. As a knit and crochet enthusiast, she loves to empower the curious and inspire the hobbyist. When not crocheting, Dana loves to mountain bike and read snarky, fast-paced, well-written fiction

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Anjali M

Anjali M. is a web applications developer by day and a knitter, designer and technical editor in her spare time. She took up knitting to give the love of hand knits to her little one and gradually branched into designing. She lives with her husband and a hyper-active, inquisitive son in Bangalore, India. She is disappointed that the city never gets too cold to do justice to her hand knits. She blogs about her adventures in knitting and designing on

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Adinda Hening

Adinda Hening has always been passionate in handcrafting. She taught herself how to crochet and knit from pattern books. In 2017 she started her journey in writing pattern for her designs. Mostly influenced by her mother who used to make clothes by sewing, she likes making garments the most. Find more of her work on:

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Maria Molodova

Maria Molodova is a Russian knitwear and crochet designer living in the Netherlands. In her designs she tries to achieve a good balance between decorative elements and functionality. She likes seamless construction of the garments and she has a passion for natural fibers. She selects natural yarns, such as cotton, wool, alpaca, mohair and silk for her designs. See more of Maria’s designs in her Ravelry Store: or Instagram:

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Christie WN

Trained as a Chartered Management Accountant, Christie took up knitting in 2015 as a productive outlet after reducing working hours due to chronic illnesses that resulted in spending a lot of time sitting or lying down.  She also crochets, weaves, makes bobbin lace, does dressmaking, cross stitch and kumihimo braiding, and has been known to dive into any textile based rabbit hole that crosses her path.  Christie has self-published knitting patterns on Ravelry and has been featured in online knitting magazines.  She describes her style as classic but with a quirky twist.   Find Christie on Ravelry/Instagram as christiewn.

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Jill Wright

Jill's designs have been published in Creative Knitting, Crochet! Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Knit.1, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet, KnitStyle, also Vogue Knitting International and Vogue Knitting Crochet. Jill co-authored a Leisure Arts booklet - Curvy Crochet, authored a book by Leisure Arts - Take the Fear Out of Cables, and has had several designs published in compilation books such as Knit Prayer Shawls, Crochet Prayer Shawls, Quick Knits, Fresh Designs: Scarves, Crocheted Gifts, Unexpected Afghans, Crochet Red, 101 One Skein Lace. Yarn companies have also chosen to publish Jill's designs: Classic Elite Yarns, Bijou Basin Ranch, Zealana, Fiesta Yarns, Universal Yarns. You can find more from Jill at her websites:, and as well as the soon to be built Follow Jill on Facebook as Jill Wright, and on Twitter and Ravelry as Woolcrafter.

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Jesse Carpender

Hello, world! I'm Jesse, editor of and Before starting at Prime, I worked as a local reporter covering a wide range of topics in Lake County, Illinois. That job wasn't too different from this one: inspiring people by showing them the cool things their neighbors are doing. I'm passionate about accurate, entertaining writing that spreads good in the world. I hail from the northwest suburbs of Chicago in Fox Lake, which is a historic boating town where Al Capone liked to hang out. I grew up just a hop, skip, and a jump from there in Gurnee, Illinois, known to locals as “the town with Six Flags Great America.” As you can see, I have a pattern of living in tourist towns. In fact, I lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin while attending Marquette University to study journalism. Milwaukee is another great town for travelers (especially travelers who love brewery tours). In my spare time, I enjoy reading gothic novels, listening to punk cabaret, and crafting. I hope our work at Prime inspires you!

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Marie Godsey

Marie has been knitting since her teens and designing for the past few years. She specializes in accessories. Her work can be found in third party publications most recently Interweave Knits Summer 2015, I Like Knitting February 2015 and independently published on Ravelry, Love Knitting and Craftsy as NormallyAbnormal. Additionally, she can be found on Instagram and Facebook as normallyabnormalknits.

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Corrina Ferguson

Corrina Ferguson didn’t start knitting until she moved to Florida, but fortunately she’s become one of those crazy Florida people who think 60 degrees is cold! Corrina is a knitwear designer, teacher, and author of Warm Days, Cool Knits (Interweave, 2015). She can be found at Picnic Knits.

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Gabriella Henry

Gabriella Henry is an independent knitwear designer, a soon to be student, avid reader, and busy Mum to 3 girls. Her home in New Zealand provides plenty of inspiration for her designs which combine her love of colour and texture. Find more of her work on Ravelry (SweetP Designs) or instagram (@sweetpknits).

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Jennifer Raymond

Jennifer Raymond is a knitting and crochet instructor who teaches up and down the East Coast, teaching at fiber festivals and Local Yarn Stores. Jennifer also designs patterns with Interweave, Annie’s, Classic Elite, Knitty, as well as through her business, Tinking Turtle Designs. Her curiosity, quirkiness, sense of humor and love of the fiber-arts imbibe both her classes and her designs. Find out more at

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Sarah Gomez

Sarah Gomez is a young Christian knitting designer living near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She finds inspiration in books and nature, among other places. You can find more of her work and read her blog at A Little Bit to Knit, or see her designs on Ravelry.

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Sabrina Miller

Sabrina Miller is a set, costume and puppet designer based in Montreal, Canada. She learned to knit as a child, but it was during her maternity leave that this turned into a passion. It was only time before her addiction to knitting collided with her training in design. See more from her at

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Jessica Gagnon

I knit (and subsequently design) for fun, in my purposely ample spare time. In my real life, I work as an eLearning Technologist. This means playing with technology on a daily basis to create instructional artifacts for online learning. I've been knitting for 10 years, designing for 2. Designing helps me fulfill my personal need to be creative, as well as wear practical and original garments.

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Shauna Shiff

Shauna Shiff knits, sews, dyes yarn and hand made clothing in Virginia.  See more of her work at

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Suzanne Sjögren

My username on Ravelry is KnittedKharpern and my website is Growing up in a multi-generational household of artists and textile enthusiasts, my earliest memories were learning to sew, knit and embroider from my great-great auntie and her friends at their weekly sewing bees. I recall sitting on my Nana’s knee at the machine to learn to sew, or pretending to copy my mom knitting with pencils, which resulted in her teaching me to knit. I was hooked and I am thankful for these wonderful women that taught me the importance of fiber. I was an eager student and have gone on to learn and teach other things such as weaving, spinning and lacemaking. Now I am starting out on a new journey of knit design. I live in Sweden with 9 year old son Biscuit and a little dog named Rex.

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Mona Zilah

Inspired by the diversity of Los Angeles and the cities she has lived and traveled, Mona strives to make relevant designs that are clever additions to any wardrobe. - contemporary - eclectic - effervescent - With a background in science and art, Mona has been exploring and creating in a variety of mediums for most of her life. She has found a home in the fibre-arts, enjoying every increase, decrease, and yo shaping her life.

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Sarah Dawn

Sarah Dawn has been fascinated by knitting since first learning how to knit at the age of 5, and loving (almost all of) it. When she’s not knitting, she’s reteaching herself to crochet and learning to spin. Beyond yarn, her other vices include earl grey tea, video games, and curling up with a good book. Currently, she lives in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, area, along with her roommate and two cats. She finds this whole ‘write about yourself in the third person’ thing rather awkward, but it seems to work out alright.

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Blazenka Simic-Boro

I’ve been designing and making home decor for years as well as my own clothes and accessories. Since three years I’ve been selling my own patterns on Etsy. My patterns are published in Crochet Now, Your Crochet and Knit and Happily Hooked Magazine.

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Lauren Rad

Lauren Rad is a former lawyer turned knitwear designer who focuses on knits with lots of texture and easily memorized stitch patterns. She took up knitting in law school to cope with stress and found deep comfort in the rhythmic repetition of stitching. That sense of peace drives her design philosophy, which centers on patterns that are just interesting enough to be engaging but not so complex that they lead to frequent mistakes. Lauren lives in California with her husband and small child. When she’s not knitting, you can usually find her puttering about in her rose garden or collecting shells and sea glass at the beach.

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Amy Snell

Amy Snell is a knitter, instructor, and designer with an eye for the unusual or unusually captivating. Her designs focus on color, contrast, and texture, often exploring unique stitch patterns and clever construction in ways that are interesting but accessible. Amy loves to help other knitters explore new techniques and expand the way they think about their knitting. Her goal is to make complex concepts approachable for all knitters, while sharing tips that improve your process whether you’ve been knitting for several weeks or several decades. Amy teaches virtually and in-person at national events and frequently shares tips and tricks on her website, When not knitting Amy enjoys spending time skiing, sailing, and cheering on the San Francisco Giants with her husband and two sons. She also pretends to play the ukulele and wants to be a karaoke star when she grows up.

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Kate Bostwick

Kate Bostwick is a knitwear designer and stay-at-home-mom from Alberta, Canada. She's supremely excited to have finally found a way to combine her love of clothes, knitting, spreadsheets, and problem-solving.

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Denise Lavoie

Denise designs crochet and knitwear as well as paints and creates mixed media art pieces whenever she can.  Her work and designs have been published in books and magazines. You can find her on social media at her blog, Voie de Vie, Pinterest, and/or on Twitter + Instagram.

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Elizabeth Morrison

Elizabeth learned to knit as a child but didn’t really take to it until her late 20s. She rapidly started designing her own personal patterns for the boxy pullovers that were in style in the 80s. In the early 2000’s she began writing patterns for publication and hasn’t stopped. Elizabeth also enjoys sewing and dabbles in weaving and spinning. She lives with her family and assorted animals in Madison WI. Find more of her patterns on Ravelry:

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Renee West

Renee West is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant from Wisconsin who didn't start knitting until she was 28 years old, though she tried dabbling in crochet (not friends). She is currently a stay-at-home-mom to two boys, Stormageddon (1 year) and Little Man (almost 5 years) and when she's not playing with them, she knits, designs, doodles, and works on the family genealogy. You can find her on Ravelry as renny1780, Twitter @ReneeAnneKnits, and on her blog:

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Sarah Thieneman

Sarah Thieneman is a knitwear designer who grew up living in Asia. She currently lives and works in the New York City area. Sarah enjoys designing patterns that emphasize intriguing textures to create stylish knits. Her work has been published in I Like Knitting, Noro Magazine, and Sixth&Spring Books publications. Sarah’s designs can be found here:

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Shayna Kalish

Shayna has been knitting and sewing since she was a teen. Her work has been previously published in Interweave Knits Magazine. She lives in Philadelphia, PA and blogs at

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Callie Maidhof

Callie Maidhof recently finished knitting her way through grad school, and is thrilled to have relocated to Boston, where she hopes for long winters and armfuls of cashmere. You can find more of her designs on Ravelry:

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Sarah Jordan

Sarah Jordan has been knitting since her aunt first put a pair of straight needles and some squeaky orange acrylic yarn in her hands at the age of 7. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., with her husband and daughter and a yarn and fiber stash that seems to be growing at an alarming rate. When she is not knitting or spinning, she can be found working as a professional proofreader. She blogs at Knit/Wit, and you can find her on Ravelry as PAKnitWit.

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Madeleine Windsor

I am a Brit, married to an Italian, living in Switzerland, with a serious passion for creating with yarn.  I was first taught to knit by my English granny (I still have jumpers she knit me which my daughter now wears).  I rediscovered the skill a few years ago, and since then knitting (and crochet) are central to my life.  I love creating designs which are elegant, with a twist which also bring a touch of luxury to your life.

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Anett Kiefer

Anett is a mother of three, works as a translator and loves to knit. She learned knitting in school, but gave it up for almost 20 years. About 8 years ago she rediscovered her passion for knitting and wool., but started designing knitwear only recently. Anett lives with her husband and children in Germany.

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Linda Browning

Linda Browning has designed over 50 knitting patterns which have been featured in magazines, books, and on many websites. She loves all crafting but is especially fond of lacework. She finds something magical watching the lace grow on her knitting needles! Linda is very active on Ravelry under the name of Tinyknit and has a group of over 1,000 members hosted there. Besides holding knit-a-longs and pattern tests, the group also selects a new charity annually. Linda then designs unique patterns to benefit such charities as Doctors Without Borders and The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Jo Harris

Mary Jo Harris lives in the knitting mecca of Madison, WI.  She has been a teacher all of her adult life and has formally taught knitting for the last 10 years at various Sheep and Wool Festivals, Fiber Festivals, Knit-In's, Madison College, and the Wisconsin Craft Market. For the past 7 years, she has included Chair Caning classes in her teaching repertoire and has taught local classes in addition to classes at the WI Sheep and Wool Festival, Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival, Shepherd’s Harvest (in Minnesota), Missouri Fiber Retreat, and Michigan Fiber Festival. Under her designer name of Jo Harris, Mary Jo designs knitting patterns and has written a book entitled 'Double Knitting - Inside Out' which is available through Amazon or Ravelry.  An active member of the Madison (WI) Knitters’ Guild and an employee of the Wisconsin Craft Market, Mary Jo has an almost constant opportunity to discuss anything and everything knitting-related.

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Mesha McMullen

Mesha is a Midwest transplant living in Washington state with two children, Mason age four and Marie age two. Two furbabies also share her home: eight-year-old cat, Dakota, and brand new German Shepherd puppy, Maxwell Rio. She enjoys being a full-time stay at home mom and independent designer.

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Susan Hanlon

A knitter for nearly 30 years, Susan lives in Scotland and tries to fit in a day-job around her knitting and designing.

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Megi Burcl

Megi Burcl lives in Ohio with her husband and two young sons. Her favorite pieces to design are graphic accessories using stripes and colorblocking. When not knitting, Megi enjoys coffee. She also enjoys it while knitting.

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Michele Maks

Michele Maks has been a professional in the knit and crochet industry since 1985. Designing knit and crochet wear for 23 years led to becoming the editor of Crochet World, the largest crochet magazine in the world. An MS diagnosis made leaving the corporate world necessary and returning to Maine has been a lesson in healing. Not willing to leave the crochet world for good, she is now the publisher and editor, and yes, sometimes designer for Knowing that crochet is an empowering experience for many, she enjoys teaching the craft, and encouraging a gentle learning of new techniques.

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Heddi Craft

Heddi is a fiber artist and educator living in living with her husband and three children in Santa Cruz, California.  She designs a variety of knitwear focusing on simple shapes and unique design features and teaches knitting classes at her local yarn shop.

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Megan Dial

Megan Dial of AMidWintersKnit has lived all over the US, but now calls the Midwest home. Megan learned to knit and crochet many years ago as a young mother to provide warm clothes and accessories for her children. Now she designs and creates items for her comfort-loving self, her fashion-conscious teen daughters, and more imaginative pieces for her young son and husband. A deep love of all things creative and colorful has kept her learning new crafts, new techniques, and looking for new adventures to share. An obsession with history and literature keeps her nose firmly in a book whenever possible.

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Mugdha Manasa

Manasa learned to knit as a kid, but quit soon to focus on formal education. She completed her MBA and worked a corporate career in HR & IT Recruitments for 8 years. Recently she has found her focus back on knitting and needlecrafts, and hasn’t looked back since then. Most of her designs are geared towards beginners and many will find that her patterns are easy to knit.

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Mary Dickerson

Mary is a mother of 3, military wife, pattern designer and full-time blogger at She creates both crochet patterns and knitting patterns, but loves all kinds of crafts.

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Linda Pietz

Linda Pietz was born into a family of artists, but her medium of choice has been fiber after learning to knit at age four. She holds a fine arts degree and has since been designing needlework and teaching art and fiber. Linda has coauthored several books with sister Nola Heidbreder including one on knitted baskets due to be released sometime in 2018. Linda resides in northern California with husband Mark and Montague the cat.

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Sophie McKane

Sophie is a knitting designer based in London, UK. Sophie began publishing patterns in 2016 and was Knit Now Magazine’s 2017 New Designer of the year. Sophie’s work has appeared in Knit Now, Knitting Magazine and Knotions, and her patterns are sold through ravelry, loveknitting and Knit Picks. Sophie spent nine years living in Brooklyn, New York, which is where she learned to knit. Sophie’s emphasis is on striking graphic designs with a contemporary vibe. She loves seamless construction, quick results and combining colour in unique ways. Sophie has three energetic kids who are the inspiration behind many of her baby and child knitting patterns. Sophie is on ravelry as unicorn, where she also hosts the Unicorn Designs ravelry group. You can follow Sophie on Instagram @unicornknitdesigns.

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Juliana Lustenader

Juliana “Jules” Lustenader is a San Francisco Bay Area native designer. Her experience working at Imagiknit - the largest knitting store in Northern California - has helped propel her into the world of knitwear design. Jules’ designs can be found in 2018 issues of Twist Collective and Knitscene, as well as on Ravelry, LoveKnitting and Etsy. When she’s not knitting, she is often performing onstage in a local play or musical.

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Katrina King

Katrina has been surrounded by craft her entire life through her great grandmother, grandmothers and mother learning embroidery, cross stitch, crochet and knitting from them. Her friends continue this influence by introducing her to even more. Her one woman endeavor Threaded Dream Studio focuses on slowing down to find the artistry in craft by creating knit patterns and one of a kind handwoven pieces. When not tangled in laceweight yarns she can be found teaching at her local yarn shops and chasing her two teenage daughters to their various events in and around Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Deborah Breland

Deborah is a fifty-something reinventing herself and putting her energy into her love of yarn and design. Her specialty is texture and small accessories. She has a lovely and supportive family. She is married to a computer programmer who doubles as a photographer, and her grown daughter is kind enough to model knitwear when she has time. She welcomes your questions and comments, as she loves to communicate with other knitters.

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Aud Bergo

I live and work in Norway and have been knitting for more than 40 years, but just the last years taken up the interest of making my own pattern. It is a great joy and inspiration to see others making their own lovely projects from my pattern. That’s what keep me going. I love playing with colors so most of my patterns are colorworks, but lace and cables are also great. My patterns are listed in Ravelry. I have previously published patterns in Norwegian knitting magazines, twist collective, Knit Picks and by Interweave. Link to Ravelry pattern page: Instagram: @softdesign.aud

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Emily O’Brien

Emily has been knitting since she was 12 years old. She graduated with a BFA in Theatre Design but decided to utilize her design skills for knitwear design instead. She has been featured in Knit Picks Collections and has popular self-published patterns on Ravelry. Her pattern, Geodesic Cowl, was featured on Malabrigo’s blog and was one of their top 9 Instagram posts of 2017 Aside from yarn, she loves both kitties and cupcakes.

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Jen Lucas

I’ve been knitting since 2004 and designing since 2008. I’ve designed lots of knit & crochet patterns for yarn companies and magazines, and I’ve self-published dozens of patterns right here on Ravelry. I’m also the author of 6 knitting books, including the best-selling book, Sock-Yarn Shawls. Have a question about a pattern? The best way to contact me is via email at I have a YouTube Channel! I’m now on Patreon! Check out my Patreon page here. Get exclusive content, coupon codes & even free patterns! Let’s Be Social! On Instagram? Me too! Join the Jen Lucas Designs Facebook page here. Join the Ravelry Group here. Want my patterns at your local yarn shop? You can order them wholesale from Stitch Sprouts!

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Kate Barrios

Kate Barrios is a Colombian knitwear designer who loves color and minimalism, combining them both is her modern designs. Kate designs full time, and translates knitting patterns to English and Spanish in her spare time.

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Jo Bodley

Jo Bodley has had a passion for recycling and designing knitwear since her teens- that’s over forty years!. She likes to use recycled and thrift store bought yarn to bring variety to her stash, on a budget. Her Ravelry username is Josabod.

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Catherine Larkins

Catherine Larkins is retired and lives in beautiful southwest Colorado. She has a BS degree in Home Economics and has knitted and crocheted since she was a teenager.  Since retiring she has organized a stitchery circle to do community projects and offers free knitting and crochet lessons to people who participate. She loves projects that are simple and functional. Other than her crafting she serves on the boards of directors for an American Indian health education non-profit and a local community art education program.

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Antonia Cavaliere

Antonia Cavaliere inherited her crafty genes from her grandmother who taught her to hand sew, knit and crochet at a very young age. She lives and designs on the beautiful coast of southern Italy. Her designs are a reflection of what she loves to wear: simple yet intricate-looking garments that will look pretty without sacrificing comfort. Her work has been featured in Interweave Knits, Wool Studio and I Like Knitting. Find her on Ravelry and Instagram @SkipsAGeneration.

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Rita Taylor

Rita Taylor has been a keen knitter since childhood, inventing items of clothing for her two teddy bears. While living in Scotland she became interested in the traditional knits of that country, especially Fair Isles and Shetland lace.  Now that she lives in Norfolk she has developed a keen interest in fishermen’s ganseys. But she is passionate about all types of knitting and thinks it is important to continue to pass on the traditional skills to others. She is a keen cyclist and artist and loves to get inspiration for her designs and paintings from the countryside around her.

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Ashleigh Wempe

Hi friend! I'm Ashleigh, an Air Force veteran with a day job as a Process Engineer, mom, wife, and finder of all things that are hiding in plain sight. When I’m not chasing my preschooler, sipping coffee that has been reheated in the microwave a dozen times, or going for a quick run that I’ve been putting off, you’ll find me knitting a new shawl or dreaming about traveling (even if that means I’m daydreaming during my real day job!). I traveled a bunch over the years, through South America, Asia, and a bit in Europe (go to Peru if you ever get the chance!) -- so most of my designs are inspired by somewhere I’ve traveled. I love BOLD colors and mosaic (aka slip stitch) colorwork -- so if that is what you like too, you’re in good company.   See more of my designs at or Or come find me on IG (I love to connect and chat!)

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Hui Wang Harbich

Hui Wang Harbich was from early on surrounded by beautiful traditional handcraft as her mother used to be a master carpet weaver. She is a fine arts artist and also studied digital animation design. Hui specialized in oil painting and traditional Chinese painting. Her artworks have won many prizes in painting competitions. Later, she discovered her love for knitting. In her knitwear designs, Hui combines her passion for painting and knitting through unique patterns.   Ravelry: Youtube: Instagram:

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Katrina Walser

Katrina Walser is a knitting designer and teacher based in Sydney, Australia. Her mum taught her how to knit when she was 8 years old and she hasn’t looked back since. Kat recently moved back to Sydney from New York with her husband and young daughter and is having fun exploring Australian yarn and readjusting to warmer weather and lighter weight knits. You can find her at her website ( or on Ravelry (, Instagram (@oliphantkat) or YouTube (

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Sandra Gutierrez

Sandra is a Mexican designer who loves all things fiber and color. She has lived all over the world and these experiences inspire many of her designs. She has recently moved to Spain with her daughters Magnolia and Luna, her husband Calum and two dogs. Although she designs knitting and crochet items, her specialty is crochet colorwork and garment construction. The idea of creating modern and wearable crochet clothing is what drives her work. Her recently published book, Colorful Crochet Knitwear, is a guide to her favorite colorwork techniques as well as a collection of colorful crochet patterns.

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Laura Barker

Laura is a life-long knitter and former engineer and math teacher. She enjoys combining all the best of her experience in her favorite career, knitting design and education. She was an instructor at a DC LYS, and now teaches at retreats and festivals.

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Kristin Omdahl

Kristin Omdahl is the best-selling author of 21 how-to craft books; TV personality; and producer of award-winning educational and inspirational videos. Kristin is the founder of Project Kristin Cares, her charity dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence. Together we can make a difference!Your support of the Kristin Omdahl Brand allows us to work together to help fellow survivors of domestic violence. Kristin is celebrating the 18th anniversary of her business this year. From humble beginnings learning to knit and crochet while pregnant with her son 21 years ago, Kristin has been involved in nearly every aspect of the fiber industry. She was the crochet expert on “Knitting Daily TV” for 10 seasons and now is the host of a popular YouTube Channel where she teaches knitting and crochet, interacts with her audience with regular questions and answers, and so much more. Kristin is the author, designer and maker of so many thoughtful and gorgeous patterns and books.

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Lauren McElroy

Lauren McElroy is a Black, queer intuitive fiber artist currently working in knitwear design, an at home dye studio, and on themselves. See more of their multidisciplinary work at or on socials. Ig: @motherofpurll1 tt: motherofpurll Ravelry: motherofpurlknits

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Ciara Doyle

Ciara Doyle is a crochet and knitting designer from Ireland with a passion for designing size inclusive garments for every body. She is passionate about developing patterns that fit and flatter, for adults and children, in both gender-neutral styles, and occasionally floaty and feminine as well. Ciara believes in slow fashion and sustainability, and likes to create garments that look good, feel good to wear, and last a long time, in yarns that are good for the planet. You can find Ciara on her website: Instagram: Facebook:

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Ancient Arts Yarns

Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts is an artisan hand dye company drawing our inspirations from nature, art, and our love of stories. We use only premium bases ethically sourced, ethically milled, and spun exclusively for us. Our yarns are ideal for knitting, crochet, weaving, and any other craft requiring a top-quality yarn. All yarns are individually hand dyed in small dye lots using environmentally conscious dyes and dyeing practices. Many crafters want something just a little different, but don’t want to sacrifice quality, price, or time, and they want to feel good about what they are using. This is where Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts come in. All our yarn bases are carefully selected to be of the highest quality, while maintaining prices that are affordable. Our yarns are custom hand dyed to order with low impact environmentally friendly dyes, and come in dye lots of up to 1.2 kilos of yarn. The number of skeins in each lot vary from 4-24 depending on type of yarn, and colourway. Custom colours are available on request (minimum 1 KG order required) and we love a challenge! If you are unsure of what yarn base to use, amount needed for a project, or need some advice for colour matching please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions. As passionate stitchers ourselves we are always more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect yarn for your next project! Visit Ancient Arts Yarns website: Click here to view patterns on I Like Knitting that use Ancient Arts Yarns


Molly Hackett

Knitter, crocheted, designer, tester, and maker of headbands. Also, most importantly, dog mom.


Cheryl Murray

Learning to knit as a youngster sparked a lifetime passion for the craft. Over the past 20 years this path has led me to share this knowledge with hundreds of students as a CYCA-certified Knitting Teacher. I enjoy teaching a wide range of topics and techniques, although my personal favorite technique is stranded colorwork, especially Scandinavian design. I love watching students try a new technique and take the next steps on their personal knitting adventure. My own knitting journey took an unexpected turn with the opportunity to publish a design in Knit Simple Magazine. Thus began a design career that now includes over 250 published designs. I live in the Kansas City area with my husband, Rick, and The Great Stash.