My foray into knitwear design began in 1993 when I wandered down the crafts aisle of a library in Bremerton, Washington. Bored and restless for something different, I flipped through several knitting books (notably, Barbara G. Walker’s treasuries, and a book entitled “All Sweaters in Every Gauge”). Inspired, I bought some yarn and needles and set off to start a new chapter in life.
In 2007, after hearing numerous raves on knitting podcasts about a website called Etsy, I decided to check it out. After years of designing my own knitting patterns, for everything from scarves to blankets to sweaters, bags, hats, and baby booties, I knew it was time to share my work with the world and start earning a little profit for it. I set up shop at Etsy and began offering patterns for sale.
Currently, many of my patterns are available in hard-copy format, printed on 4x6” cards for easy transport in your knitting bag. The cards are pre-punched so that you can place them in a small notebook. Collect patterns as they become available and arrange them into your very own customized pattern book.
Full-page downloadable pdf versions of my patterns are also available here at Ravelry. Save shipping costs and get your patterns immediately! All patterns are test-knitted, and full pattern support is available.
As an added bonus for Ravelry members, make a purchase of a hard-copy pattern at my Etsy shop, and receive a complimentary full-size pdf copy for your Ravelry pattern library. Just be sure to share your Ravelry username in the “Notes to Seller” section before you check out.
While you’re there, be sure to take a peek at my selection of limited-edition hand-crafted stitch markers. Generous shipping discounts apply to multiple-item purchases, including patterns.
For more info on my knitting and design philosophy, and to get in-depth updates on my latest projects, visit my blog at NewHeritageKnits.blogspot.com.