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Designer Spotlight: Boho Banded Jacket by Kathy Perry

Kathy Perry has been knitting most of her life, but she’s still picking up new techniques through her design work. Her recently published pattern, Boho Banded Jacket, came about when an editor asked Kathy to create something using reverse Fair Isle. At the time she didn’t know what that meant, but she’s a quick learner!

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Designer Spotlight: American Blue by Gus Baxter

Gus Baxter picked up knitting pretty quickly. It was only a year ago that he signed up for his first lesson at Close Knit. Two months later, the owners called to offer him a job. Now he’s working to become a full-time designer. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Extreme Hedonism by Geanie Helfrich

There are lots of different reasons to start knitting. Geanie Helfrich was motivated to learn after she saw a beautiful handknit sweater featured in a catalogue. She couldn’t afford to buy it, but decided if someone else’s hands could make it so could hers…eventually. A trip to the local library led to a trip to her LYS, which began her obsession with knitting and yarn. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Ella by Irina Eberhardt  

Irina Eberhardt’s grandmother used to say, “if your mittens and socks are made out natural fiber, arthritis will not bother you.” Those words stuck in Irina’s mind and still influence her yarn selections when designing. Read more

Designer Spotlight: January Snow by Maggie Fangmann

Maggie Fangmann adores things that have history, whether it’s the former mining town where she lives or the tradition of knitting in her family. She can trace their love of needles and yarn back to her great-great-grandmother in Denmark. And she’s adding to that history with every new design.

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Designer Spotlight: Colour Me Surprised Cowl by Emily Manasc

A full-time student and part-time yarn shop employee, Emily Manasc doesn’t have much free time for knitwear design – at least when she’s awake.

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Designer Spotlight: Kvitt by Talitha Kuomi

Talitha Kuomi’s path to knitwear design was winding, and it involved a number of odd jobs. From forklift operator to bridal seamstress, Talitha says she was happy to do whatever fit at a particular point in her life. And the skills she picked up along the way are part of the reason her current work is such a good fit. Read more

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