AnneLena Mattison

AnneLena Mattison

I own a business in the finance field and have a Masters Degree (MBA). I’m recently widowed and mother to our 6 kids ages 14, 14, 14, 16, 25, and 30.

I grew up in Denmark, was an exchange student in Savannah, Georgia, loved the US so much that I immigrated at age 18. I waved goodbye to my family and set out for the US with two suitcases and a hard earned $1000 (scrubbing toilets) and have never regretted it. I earned my green card by serving with honor in the United States Marine Corps. A knitting Marine raised many eye-brows over the years.

After designing for myself since grade school, I published my first pattern in November 2010 in Interweave Knits, followed by 8 more designs in Interweave magazines. Now I have branched out to other magazines and books and am self-publishing here on Ravelry too.

You can find me on Facebook: Annelena Mattison Designs

original designs  

original designs

from AnneLena Mattison Designs
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from AnneLena Mattison Designs
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from AnneLena Mattison Designs
Main_photofinal_small_best_fit
from Knitscene, Accessories 2013
Scan0002_small_best_fit
from Free-Spirit Shawls: 20 Eclectic Knits...
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from What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?
Goldengate1_small_best_fit
from Shibui Knits Ravelry Catalog
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from AnneLena Mattison Designs
Img_0937-2_small_best_fit
from Knitscene, Spring 2013
Loop_2d00_pullover
from Petite Purls, Issue 13 Sew Stitchy 2012
Dylan_3_small_best_fit
from The Knitter, Issue 50
Securedownload__2__small_best_fit
from AnneLena Mattison Designs
Rav1_small_best_fit
from AnneLena Mattison Designs
Rav2_small_best_fit
from AnneLena Mattison Designs
Cover_srvol1_small_best_fit
from AnneLena Mattison Designs
Blomster1_small_best_fit
from AnneLena Mattison Designs
Bubbles_2_small_best_fit
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2011
More_paper_moon_small_best_fit
from Interweave Knits, Accessories 2011
Highland_slippers_photo_1_small_best_fit
from Interweave Knits, Accessories 2011
Cowryshell_shawl_small_best_fit
from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2011
Yule_trees_small_best_fit
from Interweave Knits, Weekend 2011
His_favorite_crew_neck2_small_best_fit
from Interweave Knits, Spring 2011
Mattison_tee3_small_best_fit
from Interweave Knits, Spring 2011
Mattison_tee_small_best_fit
from Interweave Knits, Winter 2010
Mattisoncap1_small_best_fit