Joann Rogers knows what she likes – contemporary clothing with “non-fussy” stitch patterns – and that’s what she knits. She’s been designing her own patterns for three years and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, she says she never has enough time to keep up with her “idea file.” Read more
Rose Williams has been knitting and crocheting for most of her life, but this year her projects have added meaning. She set a personal challenge to design patterns in honor of friends – picking one friend for each letter of the alphabet. Read more
A New Jersey native living in Florida, Michelle Blohm jumps at any chance to wear her finished objects, whether it’s shopping in an air-conditioned mall or traveling to a colder climate. On those occasions, Michelle struggles to choose just one or two pieces from her collection (a self-imposed rule she follows to avoid “looking like a yarn shop vomited on me”). But the mild temps haven’t cooled her passion for crochet and design. Read more
Novel Reed had a knack for knitwear design even before she had mastered all of the basics. Her first project as an 8-year-old novice was a knitted tube dress for a Barbie doll. She couldn’t figure out how to bind off, so she slipped the tail of her yarn through the live stitches and turned it into a halter. Read more
If a hurricane hit a yarn shop, it might look something like Karin Bole Tupper’s workspace mid-design. Her process might not be pretty, but the results are!
Nat Raedwulf says her designs typically arise from a specific need – often one identified in the midst of an adventure. Whether she’s at home or on vacation, she’ll drop everything else and follow that inspiration. It almost always leads her to a local yarn shop! Read more
April Garwood began designing in 2010 when she was expecting her fourth daughter. Her first pattern was a crochet baby dress that she made for a special church ceremony. She’s published more than 50 patterns since and has even begun expanding into knit design. Read more