Deb Barnhill

Deb Barnhill

I started tinkering with patterns many years ago, but refused to call it designing. In 2005, I met Cat Bordhi at a retreat, and she encouraged me to put pen to paper and get some patterns out there. The result is the small collection you see here, with more brewing in my head at all times.

I’ve had the good fortune to have several patterns published in,, Alpacas magazine the 2008 Interweave title, “Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns” and Judy Becker’s “Beyond Toes” (Indigo Frog Press 2011). As well, I have done designs and samples for several of my favourite yarn shops.

I am a fledgling teacher who has had the great fortune to teach at Sock Summit in 2009 and 2011. Last year, I was honoured with the title of Sock Summit’s Fastest Sock Knitter. I celebrated with donuts. Voodoo Donuts.

My reputation for speed seems to follow me, and has led to lots of work in the industry of late, producing samples for authors, publishers and designers. Message me for rates, timelines and references.

I am currently in the brainstorming stages for my first book, and am extremely grateful to Cat Bordhi and her Visionary group for bringing me into their fold and supporting me.

I blog sporadically, but love visitors and welcome your comments.

Please join me in my new (as of August 2011) Rav Group, I’ve got a crush on Deb Barnhill.

original designs

Counter Balance Stole
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Indigodragonfly: Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination 1 Skein Club
Jolly Brolly Socks
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Speed Bump Socks
Simply Sockupied
Knitting Pharm
Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures with Judy's Magic Cast-On
Laurel Jane's Cap
Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures with Judy's Magic Cast-On
Torsion Socks
Knitting Pharm
Dunn's River
Knotions, Fall 2009
Bias-Knit Keyhole Scarf
Knitting Calendar 2010: 105 patterns throughout the year
Rosy Rings Scarf
Alpacas Magazine Summer 2009
Ramona Ruth
Knitting Pharm
Knotions, Summer 2009
Pot Pourri Socks
Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarn
Diva Wrap
Baadeck Yarns
Uno Moebius Cowl
Baadeck Yarns
Ladders Sock
Knitting Pharm
Alpaca Slouch Hat
Alpacas Magazine Spring 2008
Azure Socks
Knitty, Winter 2007
Back to Basics
Knitty, Fall 2007
Knitting Pharm
Vertical Striped Tote
Knitting Pharm
Knitty, Summer 2007
Knitty, Fall 2006
Samantha Backpack
Knitting Pharm
Knitty, Winter 2006