Alasdair Post-Quinn, Double Knitting Designer
Probably the most adventurous colorwork technique, double-knitting scares many of us. Alasdair Post-Quinn, however, has embraced it -- and has created a legacy of patterns that challenge and enthrall color enthusiasts.
Ann Budd, Designer and Teacher
As one of the designers responsible for the rise of the Interweave empire, Ann Budd truly is a force of nature. Haven't knitted one of her patterns yet? There's plenty to choose from.
Artika Designs [offsite link]
Online home of Linda Jackson, a multi-talented designer for hand and machine knitting, as well as other fiber arts. Learn more about her designs and ordering information from the links at the top of the page. There´s also a nice selection of links, and Linda´s own hints and tips for machine and handknitting, plus a free listing service for contract knitters/needle artists in the United Kingdom. Products shipped from the UK (there is also a listing of overseas suppliers on the ordering pages).
ArtyYarns [offsite link]
Knitting Designer Iris Schreier site.
Buffalo Girl Designs [offsite link]
The Zen of Socks DVD, note cards for knitters "We make smart knitters laugh", tiny sock ornaments, baby lambs note cards. Created by a knitter!
Canadian Knitwear Designers and Artisans [offsite link]
Canada is home to Brenda Zuk, Lucy Neatby, and many more terrific knitwear designers. Visit CKDA´s members page to discover the talent north of the 49th Parallel.
ChicKnits [offsite link]
Who says knitting is just for grannies? Certainly not Bonnie Burns, who bills her site as, "Modern Ideas for Modern Knitters." She´s got a great collection of free, fun and fabulous sweater and accessory patterns, tips, great links and more. Check out her gallery of personal projects as well. Who says you can´t surf and knit at the same time?!?
Looking for classic patterns that are easy to knit and look really great when finished? You can’t go wrong if you seek out the creative minds behind the patterns published by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas.
Dawn Brocco Knitwear Designs [offsite link]
Everything from socks to a felted pillbox hat with a brim, patterns are very resonably priced.
Born Elizabeth Lloyd-Jones in 1910, “EZ”, as she was known, would grow up to revolutionize the then-homely craft of knitting. Her legacy lives on today. Get to know her work!
Erica Thompson [offsite link]
Based out of the United Kingdom, Erica is both a machine knitwear and sewing designer, and is often called upon to give workshops on her techniques. Find about more about this talented lady at her website.
Galina Gorjainova [offsite link]
Lots of knitting examples here to get you inspired.
Garn Studio/Drops Designs [offsite link]
Currently there are three women´s sweaters and a sock pattern available in the English section of this European site. All include pictures. To view other designs (available in Danish, Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian), click on the "Home" link, and pick the language and links of your choice.
HeartStrings Fiber Arts [offsite link]
Designer Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer carries a lovely selection fo original lace, sock and garment patterns, plus gorgeous yarns, interesting gifts, and more. Lots to savour at her website, so pay her a visit!
Jacqs Hats [offsite link]
Wearable art for your head, also offers a new product called soak for your wool.
Jane Thornley [offsite link]
Refreshing knitting designs, lots of textures.
Jean Moss Handknits [offsite link]
Popular British designer Jean Moss has authored several books, and continues to design, write, teach, while hosting several tours and workshops each year. Visit her website to learn more, and take a look at her terrific designs. Many can be ordered via her website (look for special offers on the "Jean´s News" page).
Jo Newton Designs [offsite link]
Based out of the UK, Jo designs motifs suitable for punchcard and electronic machine knitting. Her range of designs is extensive, everything from dog breeds to Zodiac signs, so stop by Jo´s website to view the collection.
Jo Sharp [offsite link]
Australian designer known worldover for her innovative styles and yarn line. View her patterns, books and yarns online, and find a retailer near you.
Kid´s Knits [offsite link]
Some lovely intermediate and advanced knitting projects are available here. See the great tutorial on steeks.
Knit Hats [offsite link]
Constance Willems lots of very interesting hats.
Maddy Craft [offsite link]
Maggie´s Rags [offsite link]
Maggie, aka Margaret K.K. Radcliffe is a US designer with a nice portfolio of children´s and adults sweater and clothing patterns. View available patterns online, enjoy some free patterns and knitting tips, and find a retailer in your area at her site.
Needle Card [offsite link]
A card to help you keep track of the needles you own. Makes a nice gift.
Northern Watters Knitwear [offsite link]
In an age when most manufacturers strive to cut costs and improve efficiency it has become their goal to be about a hundred years behind the rest.
Philosopher´s Wool Company [offsite link]
Canadian company offering their own line of sweater designs in kit form, plus a selection of wool and other knitting-related products. View/order their products online, or visit their retail listings to find a store near you.
Posh Frocks [offsite link]
Web home for UK machine knitwear designer Ann Brown. Offers secure, online ordering for patterns and yarn, plus pattern freebies and more. International orders welcome.
Rediscovering Elizabeth Zimmermann
Have you read EZ's works? It's a great time to do so!
Have you been to the Schoolhouse Press website? If you're interested in traditional knitting, this is a wonderful place to explore.
SHE Knits [offsite link]
Online home of Susan Essler. Browse patterns available for purchase, and enjoy a few free ones as well. Nice links section.
That Bald Guy Knits
Rejoice, sock knitters -- there's a new star in the firmament!
Tricksy Knitting Chart [offsite link]
Chart making program, free for your use. Check it out.
White Lies Designs [offsite link]
Joan McGowan-Michael is well-known for her romantic vintage-inspired women´s designs available in a wide range of sizes (many up to 60" chest size). She has branched out to include children and men´s pieces as well. View/order patterns, kits, books and accessories online. Ships from California, international customers welcome. Free patterns too!
Woolly Wormhead, Independent Designer
Knitting is a worldwide passion, and European traveler, knitwear designer, and free spirit Wooly Wormhead has made the world her home. Fortunately for those of us living in one place, her website enables us to purchase her unique patterns over the Internet!
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