Clare Doornbos

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  

original designs

from Knitty, First Fall 2014
Rainbowbeauty_small_best_fit
from Clare Doornbos' Ravelry Store
Fp1_large_small_best_fit
from NattyKnitter's Blog
Blue_flower_3_small_best_fit
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
8448238359_99345b08a6_m
from NattyKnitter's Blog
Cable_scarf_1_small_best_fit
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
8005195848_3da38c7881_m
from Knit Now, Issue 13, September 2012
Tim_9986_small_best_fit
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
7607592498_2d1ec5cfc4_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
7139567287_09a06cbf40_m
from NattyKnitter's Blog
6959461803_ebd8ee943a_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
6924811989_e02fda5d0a_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
6687797841_4c0d4eb3de_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
5225191923_50bce58121_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
6242229561_1ba6483078_m
from Around the Barnyard
6059248777_435c16c8c6_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
6267232414_7e16bab632_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
6102346912_86ed47f35b_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
6007351309_0ef46cdfd0_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
5474707075_953fceedf8_m
from NattyKnitter's Blog
5440080873_6803766b29_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Etsy1_small_best_fit
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
5018913587_bea0964a38_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Sheep_cutout_large_small
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
4772183358_cccf350595_m
from NattyKnitter's Blog
4691816936_8e2810a705_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Plain_monster_for_pattern_small
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
4142741106_e9838f87ea_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Snow_cut_out_for_banner_small
from NattyKnitter's Blog
Redgift2_small_best_fit
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
4058783539_b83cfa4408_m
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
1_small
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Finished_pumpkin_small
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Raven_pattern_cover_small
from NattyKnitter's Blog
Img_2425_small
from NattyKnitter's Blog
Smghost2_small_best_fit
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Etsy1_small_best_fit
from Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Yellow2_small_best_fit