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 Interweave Knits, Winter 2007
from Knotions, Former Magknits Patterns
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Knitscene, Fall 2007
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007
from Lion Brand Yarn: Just Gifts
from Lion Brand Yarn: Just Gifts
from Lion Brand Yarn: Just Gifts
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from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Cast On, May-July 2007
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from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Creative Knitting, May 2007
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
from Knitscene, Spring 2007
from Creative Knitting, March 2007
from Interweave Knits Online
from Cast On, February-April 2007
from Classic Elite #9085, Family Knits
from Classic Elite #9085, Family Knits
from Lion Brand Yarn: Just Socks
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from Gardiner Yarn Works
from MagKnits, June 2006
from Knitter's Magazine 83, Summer 2006
from Cast On, May-July 2006
from Knotions, Former Magknits Patterns
from Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar 2010
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts