Chrissy Gardiner

Howdy! I am a knitwear designer and obsessive sock knitter (needless to say, most of my published patterns are for socks…). I’ve had patterns published in most of the major knitting mags, including Knitter’s, Creative Knitting, Interweave Knits, Cast-On and Knitscene, and have contributed to several knitting books. I’ve also designed stuff for Blue Moon Fiber Arts & Classic Elite along with socks for a bunch of indie sock clubs.

I have a line of indie patterns, available through Ravelry and from a number of independent retailers (all of my self-published patterns are available through the Ravelry LYS sales program as well). I’ve also published two books, Toe-Up! Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape, and Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profiles Featuring Hand-Dyed Yarns.

I’m currently working on a lace e-book collection of 12 patterns titled Indie Lace, which is available for pre-order. By pre-ordering this collection, new patterns will be automatically delivered to you as they are released.

All patterns in the Gardiner Yarn Works line have been tested by paid test knitters and reviewed by two professional tech editors. Errata is posted on our website, including a downloadable correction sheet that you can paste into your original pattern. We are always happy to answer any questions or concerns either by e-mail to support@gardineryarnworks.com or via PM.

FYI for crafters We are happy to have individual crafters make an unlimited number of items from Gardiner Yarn Works patterns for charity and/or profit (US copyright law does not restrict your right to do so, and we absolutely love it). We also encourage the use of our patterns for classes as long as each user of the pattern purchases their own copy. Please PM me (chrissyg) if you have any questions about using our patterns. Thanks! :)

original designs  

from Knit Picks Website
from Indie Lace
from Indie Lace
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
from Indie Lace
from Sockupied, Fall 2012
from Abstract Fiber 2012 One Skein/Two Ske...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
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from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Twisted Yarn Shop Portland
from Imperial Yarn
from My Grandmother's Knitting: Family Sto...
from Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovativ...
from Sockupied, Fall 2011
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from What Would Madame Defarge Knit?
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Sockupied, Spring 2011
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Interweave Knits, Winter 2010
from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2010
from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2010
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Indie Socks: Patterns and Dyer Profil...
from Cast On, Special Anniversary Issue, F...
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Classic Elite #9124, Cottage
from Pico Accuardi
from twist collective Spring/Summer 2010