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 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...
from Knitty, First Fall 2012
from LaceKnits: Fresh Techniques for a Fin...
from Plymouth Yarn 1128, Galway Worsted
from Knitty, Spring + Summer 2012
from Sockupied, Spring 2012
from Sheep to Shawl: Donna Druchunas
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Piecework, Nov/Dec 2011
from Knitting Traditions, Fall 2011
from Knitting Scarves from Around the World
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Craftsy Class: Knit Sock Workshop
from Craftsy Class: Knit Sock Workshop
from Knitting Socks from Around the World
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Donna Druchunas Ravelry Downloads
from Craftsy Knit Original Cuff Down Socks
from Piecework, Sep/Oct 2011
from Craftsy Knit Original Cuff Down Socks
from Craftsy Knit Original Cuff Down Socks
from Travel the World of Knitting App
from Piecework, Mar/Apr 2011
from Knitting Traditions, Winter 2011
from Knitty, Winter bis 2011
from Knitting Scarves from Around the World
from Knitting Socks from Around the World
from Knitting Socks from Around the World
from Twitter Knitalong
from Piecework, Jan/Feb 2010
from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
from Knitting Traditions, fall 2012
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from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
from Inside Crochet, Issue 3, August/Septe...
from Subversive Knitting Website
from Ethnic Knitting: Exploration: Lithuan...
from Ethnic Knitting: Exploration: Lithuan...
from Ethnic Knitting: Exploration: Lithuan...
from Ethnic Knitting: Exploration: Lithuan...
from Ethnic Knitting: Exploration: Lithuan...
from Ethnic Knitting: Exploration: Lithuan...
from Ethnic Knitting: Exploration: Lithuan...

designs from Donna Druchunas & Ava Coleman

from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories In Stitches 2
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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