Designers, Authors & Editors
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. Find her on Instagram as @amyyounggunderson.
Penny ZukoskiPenny 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: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/penny-schumers
Ciara Ní ReachtnínCiara is an Irish designer, living in the west of Ireland. She likes to promote and use Irish wool and yarn wherever possible, but loves any quality squishy skein. Mammy to three, Ciara also writes about yarny adventures on anirishknitodyssey.wordpress.com and is on ravelry. She am a regular contributor to UK magazine Knit Now and gives knitting classes with Irish Tourism.
Diane ZanglLiving 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 Patternfish.com 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.
Karen FletcherKaren 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 (http://www.ravelry.com/stores/karen-fletcher-designs) 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.
Angelia RobinsonFormer 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
Rosann FleischauerRosann 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.
Kristen TenDykeKristen 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 www.kristentendyke.com and www.caterpillarknits.com. Join Kristen online by following her on Twitter or Ravelry as KristenTenDyke Links: Finish-Free Knits: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/finish-free-knits Knitting Maine: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/knitting-maine No-Sew Knits: http://kristentendyke.com/collections/books/products/no-sew-knits Kristentendyke.com: http://kristentendyke.com Caterpillarknits.com: http://www.caterpillarknits.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/KristenTenDyke Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kristen-tendyke Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KristenTenDykeDesigner
Adrienne LarsenAdrienne 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.
Vikki BirdVikki 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.
Brenda CastielBrenda Castiel has been knitting on and off since she was in her teens but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. She loves squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and likes cottons and blends for the rest of the year. Brenda firmly believes that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so she strives to keep patterns simple yet original. See http:www.ravelry.com/designers/brenda-castiel for additional designs. You are invited to join her Ravelry Group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/brenda-castiel-designs for contests, knit-a-longs, and fun. She blogs about knitting and life at: http:knitandtravelandsuch.blogspot.com. She has sold her designs to Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting, Classic Elite Yarns, Knit Picks, Knit Now, I Like Knitting, and Three Irish Girls Yarns. Twitter: @brendacastiel She has sold her designs to Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting, Classic Elite Yarns, Knit Picks, Knit Now, I Love Knitting, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.
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Quenna LeeAfter 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 ravelry.com.
Olya BagiOlya 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. Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/-Chamilla- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chamilla_/
Amanda SaladinAmanda Saladin is a high school teacher, wife, and mom to four amazing little boys. She majored in fashion design at Middle TN State University and finally found her passion with knitwear. She publishes free patterns at lovelifeyarn.com
Lana JoisLana 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.
Jessica AndersonJessica 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. Her designs are on Ravelry (username MonkeyButtBabies) and Craftsy. She blogs at http://allinadaysfun.blogspot.com.
Marie SegaresMarie 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.
Emily RingelmanEmily 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. Find her on Twitter and Ravelry as EmilyRingelman.
Tian ConnaughtonI 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 knitdesignsbytian.blogspot.com.
Paola AlbergamoPaola 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.
Evelyn SiatraEvelyn 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: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/evelyn-siatra. 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.
Mary Beth TempleMary 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! You can find her at Hooked for Life, www.Arm-Knitting.com, www.facebook.com/hookedforlifepublishing, www.pinterest.com/mbtemple/, @Hooked4Life on Twitter.
Debra ArchSince 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 https://www.ravelry.com/designers/debra-arch or by searching Debra Arch Designs on Pinterest
Mari ChibaMari 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: www.mariknits.com and on Ravelry as MariChiba.
Neisha AbdullaNeisha 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 www.pinterest.com/neishknits/, on Ravelry as neish, and on the Loveknitting website.
Chris HammondChris 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.
Heidi GustadHeidi Gustad is a knitting, crochet and yarn crafts designer obsessed with primary colors and clean lines. In addition to designing patterns, she blogs, co-hosts the Very Serious Crafts Podcast, teaches workshops, & produces and hosts videos for a variety of craft industry clients. You can keep up with her designs and more by following her blog, Hands Occupied and searching your favorite social network for the username handsoccupied.
Alexis Di GregorioAlexis 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.
Claire SladeClaire 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 https://verilyknits.wordpress.com/
Ashlee LackovicAshlee 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 colours and unusual stitch combinations. You can find more about her on blog at www.smashleestitches.wordpress.com.
Miranda JollieMiranda 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 http://www.ravelry.com/designers/miranda-jollie and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mirandajollieknitting.
Manda ShahManda 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 Elann.com.
Nadya StallingsNadya 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. You can find her work on Ravelry, or her website, and brows her pictured crafty life at Instagram and Pinterest
Red Heart Yarnswww.redheart.com. 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!
Kristin JonesKristin 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. http://www.weallknithere.com http://www.instagram.com/kristincreates http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kristin-jones
Fun FactI've always loved vintage clothing, and I try to incorporate elements of fun into each piece I design.
Knitting TipGet 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!
Sarah MenezesSarah 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
Denise BalvanzDenise 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!
Sophia MinakaisSophia 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.
Christy NelsonChristy 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. Christy is a former blogger and social media strategist. You can still find her archives at christynelson.net and it's possible she'll get back to it, but for the past year or so she has enjoyed taking a break from working online and has enjoyed the other opportunities that have come her way. Check her out on Ravelry (id: christy)
Jessie RayotJessie 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 - http://jessieathome.com/ Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-At-Home/290313351031032 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Jessie_AtHome Craftsy - http://www.craftsy.com/user/618816/pattern-store?SSAID=722478 Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/jessieathome/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/JessieAtHome Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/people/JessieAtHome
Jayalakshmi M HI am a budding designer from Mumbai, India. I was a technical writer before I quit work to start my family. I am now a full time mom to super-active twin girls with very little time to spare. In the little precious “me time” that I get, I try to pack in as much knitting I can, whether it’s test knitting, swatching stitch patterns, learning new knitting techniques or dreaming and creating my own stuff. My personal design philosophy is to create quick, simple, preferably seamless, yet elegant knits that are as fun to knit as they are comfortable to wear. My Ravelry ID is jayashankar and you can find my designs on my designer page.
Kristi SimpsonKristi 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.
Nancy VandivertNancy Vandiverr happily admits to being a knitting nerd. She is ngvandivert on Instagram and Ravelry and her website is nancyvandivert.com
Cristina DCristina D. is knitting and crochet designer behind @crisdvic (Instagram), crisdvic (Ravelry and Etsy) and www.crisdvic.cat. Knitter for a long time, I have recently started to design my own patterns. I enjoy slow and mindful knitting, quick and simple projects, but also challenges.
Linda GäßlerLinda 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 http://www.ravelry.com/designers/linda-galer.
Tiam SafariTiam 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
Sierra MorningstarSierra 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.
Sandi RosnerSandi 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).
Emily DormierEmily 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.
Tabetha HedrickTabetha 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, www.tabethahedrick.com.
Kimberly KalnokiKimberly 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 learn all that she could about yarn substitutions and eventually begin designing her own patterns.
Jean ClementA 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/Crochet, 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. In addition to her designing, Jean 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 dogs and a small herd of fainting goats.
Michele DobbinsMichele 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.
Griselda ZárateA 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.
Kristina KittelsonKristina 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.
Quayln StarkQuayln 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.
Olya MikeshI 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.
Alice TangTangram 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.
Stella EgidiIn 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.
Silke UferSilke 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.
Rachel McKinneyRachel 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 100Creations.blogspot.com.
Sumayyah ChougleSumayyah is a designer living in Pune, India. She loves texture and balance in her designs, which are inspired by patterns and colors from nature.
Toby Roxane BarnaToby 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, tobyroxanedesigns.com, and in local yarn shops nationwide. Visit her on Instagram and Twitter (@tobyroxane), Facebook and Pinterest (Toby Roxane Designs)!
Rachel Borello CarrollRachel 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 www.yarnigans.com
Tanya EberhardtTanya 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
Áine MarriottÁine 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 ( under the shop name MissAine).
Andrea SanchezAndrea 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 email@example.com.
Trelly HernandezTrelly 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. Her Ravelry store is http://www.ravelry.com/designers/trelly-hernandez
Patons DesignPatons 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.
Wencke PertermannWencke 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. She blogs about it at strickmaedchen designs.
Dana GervaisDana 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 www.DanaGervaisDesigns.com and can be reached by email at DanaGervaisDesigns@bell.net
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.
You can find more about me and my designs:
On Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/solene-le-roux
On my website: http://www.soleneknits.com
On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soleneknits