Gwen Bortner

Knitability, LLC was conceived of in the summer of 2001 with the official company formation taking place in the fall of that same year by friends and knitting buddies Gwen Bortner and Beverly Jensen. Since that time the company adjusted to the quickly changing needs of the knitting industry. In 2005, Gwen became the sole owner and began a process of defining a more narrow focus for Knitability. In the beginning of 2014, Gwen officially became partners with Kellie Nuss (long-time friend, knitting buddy and blog partner) to form Two Sides - Two Points. Their first venture together is EduKnit.com, a membership based website that offers educational knitting content every week.

Gwen Bortner has been teaching knitting and designing knitwear since the early 80’s. Her math background made designing and writing patterns a natural extension to her love of fiber and knitting in particular. But Gwen’s greatest passion is sharing her love of knitting with others and helping knitters of all levels move to the next level of their hobby. Knitability headquarters is housed in Gwen’s home, a California farmhouse built in 1902 by her great-grandfather.

original designs  

from Two Sides - Two Points
from Cast On, November 2014-January 2015
from Cast On, November 2014-January 2015
from Two Sides - Two Points
from Two Sides - Two Points
from Two Sides - Two Points
from Stitch Mountain
from Stitch Mountain
from Stitch Mountain
from Stitch Mountain
from Gwen Bortner's Ravelry Store
from Cast On, February-April 2013
from Knitter's Magazine 110, Spring 2013
from Cast On, February-April 2013
from Knitability
from Knitter's Magazine 109, Winter 2012
from Entrelac Beyond the Basics - Class
from Entrelac Basics Class
from Craftsy Class: Entrelac Knitting
from Craftsy Class: Entrelac Knitting
from Craftsy Class: Entrelac Knitting
from Claudia Hand Painted Yarns
from Knitability
from Blue Chicken LLC
from Knitter's Magazine 104, Fall 2011
from Blue Chicken LLC
from Knitability
from Knitter's Magazine 102, Spring 2011
from Claudia Hand Painted Yarns
from Eat Sleep Knit
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from Creative Knitting, May 2011
from Claudia Hand Painted Yarns
from Knitter's Magazine 101, Winter 2010
from Interweave Knits, Spring 2011
from Creative Knitting, January 2011
from Creative Knitting, January 2011
from Knitter's Magazine 100, Fall 2010
from Entrée to Entrelac
from Entrée to Entrelac
from Entrée to Entrelac
from Entrée to Entrelac
from Entrée to Entrelac
from Entrée to Entrelac
from Entrée to Entrelac