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 almost a teenager.

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, my Snake Maker pattern was published in Knit Now Magazine and I Can Knit a Rainbow was in Knitty.

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  

Round Elephant
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
I Can Knit A Rainbow
Knitty, First Fall 2014
Big Owl
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Winter Flowers
NattyKnitter's Blog
Whale
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Chunky Cable Scarf
NattyKnitter's Blog
Tiny Santa and Christmas Fairy
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Snake Maker
Knit Now, Issue 13, September 2012
Robot
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Hedgehog Family
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Random Factor Hat
NattyKnitter's Blog
Mouse
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Big Crow
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Baby Chick
Around the Barnyard
Owl
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Cow
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Shark
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Baby's First Football
NattyKnitter's Blog
Round Pig
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Round Sheep
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Round Rabbit
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Two Seam Cube
NattyKnitter's Blog
Hug Monster
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Holiday Card Patches
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Large Christmas Tree
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Gift Patch
NattyKnitter's Blog
Turkey
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Pumpkin Head (large)
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Knit Chick - Raven
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Knitted Nest
NattyKnitter's Blog
Ghost
NattyKnitter's Blog
Spider
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Knit Chick
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Mini Wreath
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Round Hen
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Wings of Love Heart
Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Round Duck
Natty Knits Etsy Shop