A. Karen Alfke
My aunt taught me to knit and design my own simple sweaters in the 1980s in Germany. Decades later, I realized that many American knitters didn’t knit this way - so my Unpatterns were born as a way to guide knitters through the basics of simple garment construction - with any yarn, knit at any gauge.
And while I love empowering people to design their own, I love to design myself! I’ve been fortunate to play with Tina at Blue Moon Fiber Arts for years - the Traveling Sweater is our most notorious collaboration. I was also a member of the design team at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.
You’ll find me moderating my own Ravelry group, akabini & friends, as well as the big and friendly crew over at the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas group. Come join the fun! I’m always aiming to empower and amuse.