I'm Andrea and I'm passionate about making and exploring. I live in Victoria, BC and spend most of my time creating knitting patterns and planning workshops, but I also adore being outside cycling and hiking, and I recently learned to sew. I love the idea of having a full-on handmade wardrobe, though I'm not sure when I'll learn to cobble. Being a part of the making community has been incredibly valuable to me and I hope my contribution of patterns and workshops inspires other makers.
I've written a whole lot of patterns independently, and I've designed for great companies like Brooklyn Tweed and Tolt Yarn & Wool. I've also written two books published by Interweave/F+W! Rugged Knits is a book of over twenty patterns inspired by my love for the outdoors and practical knitwear, and Alterknit Stitch Dictionary is a book all about colorwork that's due out in August, 2017. Click here to pre-order!
I love pretty much everything about knitting, so you'll find sweaters, socks, leggings, hats, shawls, and lots more among my patterns. I'm all about a good challenge, so I happily dive into all the techniques like lace, colorwork, and cables, though I can knit Stockinette for miles too. My patterns are meticulous and clear and I offer free pattern support, so send me an email if you ever have a question about one of my designs!
P.S. I'll be traveling June 22-July 3, 2017, so I may take a tiny bit longer to respond than usual if you get in touch with me. But I'll be in Shetland! And you can follow along on Instagram!
Interviews and articles about my work:
How to Become a Professional Knitter Designer Interview with Robin Hunter