Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson

My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting; be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes.

I have written two books on knitting both of which are available at Local Yarn Stores and through Amazon Mosaic & Lace Knits and Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits.

Keeping things fun is important but I also make sure that the fun doesn’t get in the way of the knitter ending up with a finished object that they love.

If you want to hear more about my designs, watch technique tutorials, or listen to my thoughts on knitting and design please check out my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit where I post knitting videos weekly.

To see some behind the scenes design and video stuff and support my creative endeavors check me out on Patreon.

Sign up for my newsletter to receive news from my needles on the first Thursday of every month.

I also have a newsletter specifically to communicate with Local Yarn Store Owners, if you are one and would like to hear from me please sign up here.

Speaking of Local Yarn Stores, if you would like to sell hard copies of my designs Printed patterns are available to wholesale customers through my distributor Stitch Sprouts.

I was interviewed on the blog “How to become a Professional Knitter”, if you would like to know more about my thought processes check it out here.

If you like my designs and would like to chat with like-minded individuals (or me) (or if you are just feeling chatty) please feel free to drop by the Barbara Benson Designs group.

If you are considering purchasing one of my patterns, you can see a sample of what the pattern will look like below. All of my patterns are fully tested and edited. If you find any problems or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

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original designs  

original designs

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from Malabrigo Newsletter, Spring 2019
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from Tumped Duck
from Stitch Sprouts Volume 1: Side B
from Tumped Duck
from Tumped Duck
from Tumped Duck
from Manos del Uruguay
from Creative Knitting, Spring 2018
from Watch Barbara Knit
from Watch Barbara Knit
from Manos del Uruguay
from Tumped Duck
from Tumped Duck
from SweetGeorgia Yarns
from Tumped Duck
from Mosaic & Lace Knits
from Mosaic & Lace Knits
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