Joanne Yordanou

I have been knitting since I was 14, designing for my own business, Baa Baa Knits (BBK) since 1990, selling patterns & kits at craft shows and boutiques around Ontario. I worked the Patons Design Studio for 4 years and then freelanced for major yarn companies (Patons, Bernat, Classic Elite Yarns, Lion Brand and others) and magazines (Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, Better Homes and Garden’s Knit It, Interweave Knits and Knitter’s Digest). I have contributed to other author’s books. I spent years in the retail industry working for The Bay (Hudson’s Bay Company).

My foray into authoring a book began when I was a consultant and designer, on a book titled “Maran Illustrated Knitting & Crochet” by Maran Graphics. Then in January 2008, a division of Random House, Potter Craft, published my first solo book “12 Months of Knitting”, photographed by the lovely, kind and super-talented Jennifer Burrell (Jens shots are used here and on my site of patterns from my book).

These days, I’m honing my creative writing skills, continuing joanneyordanou.com with lots of patterns (for sale and FREE), both knitting and crochet and Spoonflower textiles. I also write a blog for my other passion, Interior Design, at Rooms Bloom.

original designs  

from Canadian Living Online
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Maran Illustrated Knitting and Croche...
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Teach Yourself Visually Knitting and ...
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Maran Illustrated Knitting and Croche...
from Knit It! Magazine, 2001 Premier Issue
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Maran Illustrated Knitting and Croche...
from Canadian Living Online
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Teach Yourself Visually Knitting and ...
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2004
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Family Circle Easy Knitting, Winter 2...
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Joanne Yordanou Designs
from Maran Illustrated Knitting and Croche...
from Twelve Months of Knitting
from Twelve Months of Knitting