Donna Druchunas

I grew up learning many different crafts from my mother and grandmothers including knitting, crochet, rug-hooking, embroidery, and sewing. After a 25 year vacation from crafts, I started knitting again and learned to spin and dye wool with natural dyes.

Before I returned to knitting, I spent almost 20 years working in corporate cubicles as a writer, designer, and creative services manager. My cubes were in military training facilities, small businesses, and large corporations. During that time, I wrote and designed marketing materials, training courses and technical manuals for many types of hardware and software products.

I also streamlined documentation production processes for several companies. I was recruited by Fujitsu-ICL Systems and Hewlett-Packard’s Colorado storage division to establish in-house creative services departments and to implement procedures based on systems I originated earlier for the US Navy Fighter Weapons School at NAS Miramar and Pyxis Corporation in San Diego.

After all that time, I rebelled and left my cubicle behind to combine my interest in knitting with my skill at writing easy-to-follow instructions. My designs and articles have been featured in Knitty, Piecework, Interweave Knits, as well as other knitting magazines, and I design patterns for several yarn companies. I teach around the US and in Europe, and my first online class, Knit Sock Workshop is available on Craftsy.

I was born in New York City, but today I live in Vermont with my husband, my mother, and three cats, who are very helpful when it comes to testing new knitting designs!

original designs  

from Lithuanian Knitting Continuing Tradit...
from Lithuanian Knitting Continuing Tradit...
from Lithuanian Knitting Continuing Tradit...
from Knitty, First Fall 2014
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
from Craftsy Class: Knit Original Toe-Up S...
from Knitty, Spring + Summer 2014
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from European Summers Cowl & Mitts
from European Summers Cowl & Mitts
from Knitty, Winter 2013
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Donna Druchunas's Email Newsletter Ex...
from Baby Knits from Around the World
from Baby Knits from Around the World
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2013
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2013
from Dreaming of Shetland
from Knitting Traditions, Fall 2013
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Arctic Lace Luxury Yarn Club 2012
from Arctic Lace Luxury Yarn Club 2012
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Plymouth Yarn P516, Galway Worsted
from Knitty, Winter 2012
from Potluck Yarn: The Broken Circle Patte...
from Arctic Lace Luxury Yarn Club 2012
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2012
from Arctic Lace Luxury Yarn Club 2012
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
from Donna Druchunas's Email Newsletter Ex...
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Craftsy Class: Knit Original Toe-Up S...
from Craftsy Class: Knit Original Toe-Up S...
from Craftsy Class: Knit Original Toe-Up S...

designs from Donna Druchunas & Ava Coleman

from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2