Clare Doornbos

I love knitting. I especially love knitting around corners.

When my little boy was born, I wanted to knit him something cuddly. I looked through lots of toy patterns and discovered that most of them involved knitting lots of small pieces and sewing them together. That did not appeal to me. So I started designing my own patterns. My little boy is now 6 years old.

Natty Knits patterns use short-row shaping, knitting in the round and picking up stitches to keep the sewn seams to a minimum. The patterns never use wires or plastic shape inserts, it’s all done with the power of yarn.

Each Natty Knits pattern has a full blog entry of Hints and Tips that the knitter can refer to. I also blog about my design process, inspirations and other techniques that knitters might find useful. http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com/

Occasionally I am contacted by art directors, ad agencies and arts organizations who want to use my images. I almost always say yes. So if you’ve seen that shark in an ad campaign, or that duck on the front of a festival program, you’ve come to the right place to learn how to knit one for yourself.

Natty Knits designs are sold here on Ravelry, many of them are available through the Ravelry LYS program, you can also find these patterns on Etsy; as part of the Knit Picks Independent Designers Program and my Snake Maker pattern was published in Knit Now Magazine.

I’d love to see your finished creations made from Natty Knits patterns. Share some photos of your work, ask me a question and find out about new Natty Knits patterns on the Natty Knits Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/NattyKnits

original designs  

from Clare Doornbos' Ravelry Store
from NattyKnitter's Blog
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
from NattyKnitter's Blog
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
from Knit Now, Issue 13, September 2012
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from NattyKnitter's Blog
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from Around the Barnyard
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