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!

  • Ethnic Knitting Discovery & Exploration

original designs  

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 Crochet Traditions, Fall 2012
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 Piecework, Sep/Oct 2011
from Craftsy Class: Knit Original Cuff Dow...
from Craftsy Class: Knit Original Cuff Dow...
from Craftsy Class: Knit Original Cuff Dow...
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 Craftsy Class: Knit Original Toe-Up S...
from Knitting Socks from Around the World
from Knitting Socks from Around the World
from Twitter Knitalong
from Piecework, Jan/Feb 2010
from Knitting Traditions, Winter 2010
from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn
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...
from Ethnic Knitting: Exploration: Lithuan...

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 4
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 4
from Stories in Stitches 4
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories in Stitches 4
from Stories In Stitches 3
from Stories in Stitches 1
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories in Stitches 4
from Stories In Stitches 2
from Stories in Stitches 4