How 6 Knitting Designers Learned to Knit

We asked six of your favorite knitwear designers how they first came to learn to knit. Their answers were sometime sweet, sometimes silly, and sometimes extremely inspiring! Holli Yeoh  “My mum taught me to knit and crochet when I was five. I remember working on potholders for both sets of my grandparents for Christmas that […]

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Many longtime Interweave fans still remember their first glimpse of The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits, featuring an owl-adorned cardigan on the cover. Mari Chiba designed that sweater. Get to know her better here, through the eyes of her coworker Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter. Originally published in knitscene Fall 2015. A typical interaction with Mari Chiba begins with […]

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Meet knitting prodigy Corrina Ferguson, who began designing shortly after she learned to knit. Originally published in knitscene Spring 2014. (Shown above is the Ferguson-designed Shelby Creek Shrug, in Baah! Yarns La Jolla.] Knitting, for many of us, is one of those talents born out of the hands of our elders. As children, we were […]

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Catherine Lowe is known in the knitting world as “The Couture Knitter.” Her designs, her reputation as a teacher, and her deeply technical knowledge all reflect this designer’s love for the craft. Her small collection of luxury yarn, bespoke, is less exclusive than it is thoughtful, and it is custom prepared for each knitter that […]

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Designer Q&A: Irina Anikeeva

Irina Anikeeva creates beautiful, intricate designs full of cables and lace. She has designed patterns for all of Interweave’s knitting titles, and continues to come up with fascinating ideas that capture the essence of traditional knitting styles while keeping it fresh. Keep reading to learn more about Irina’s knitting journey, and what she likes to […]

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Designer Q&A: Faina Goberstein

Love of Knitting Summer 2017 features a new design by renowned knitwear designer Faina Goberstein. She is a professional teacher of knitting and crochet, an author, and math professor (thank you very much). As co-author of Art of Slip-stitch Knitting (Interweave, 2015) and the bestselling book The Art of Seamless Knitting (Interweave, 2013), she is […]

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Designer Q&A: Megan Nodecker

Q: When and why did you start knitting? A: I learned to knit from my grandma when I was little and knit on and off throughout my childhood, though I didn’t really get into it until I was just out of high school. I worked at a ski resort in British Columbia for a year […]

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Designer Q&A: Sara Kucharik

Sara Kucharik has been designing garments and accessories for over fifteen years, but only recently has she tried her hand at publishing. The nature of her design style is relatively classic with a modern twist. Sara’s works are driven by implementing various methods and edges, providing a fresh face to otherwise traditional pieces. Find Sara […]

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