Beth Newman

Beth Newman

I’m mainly a knitter, dyer, teacher and wholesaler. Designing is a (relatively) new pursuit -- I’m inspired when I can’t quite find a pattern for a desired project--then I know it’s time to cook something up!

I love teaching and explaining--and love the challenge of doing so with just the written word. I haven’t written many of my own patterns yet but I troubleshoot a lot of other people’s patterns daily with customers, students and friends. So my strength is in clear instructions for the average enthusiastic knitter. I consider it the highest compliment when a knitter says they understand what I’ve written in a pattern, or in instructions…that what I have explained is clear. Admiring designs from afar for their beauty and innovation is one thing but the best patterns, in my way of thinking, no matter the designer, are those that leave no questions hanging in the air--those in which a knitter can work start to finish with clear understanding and intent…and with which the knitter can be thrilled with the results. So as an occasional but enthusiastic designer, that’s the goal toward which I’m striving. Let me know how I’m doing and PM me here on Ravelry!

original designs  

original designs

from Beth Newman's Ravelry Store
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from Susquehanna Knitting Company
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from Susquehanna Knitting Company
Elke1_small
from Beth Newman's Ravelry Store
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from Susquehanna Knitting Company
Elke_sample_option_1_small
from Susquehanna Knitting Company
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from Susquehanna Knitting Company
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from Susquehanna Knitting Company
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from Susquehanna Knitting Company
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