Sarah Barbour

If you want to reach me, please e-mail me at I haven’t been on Ravelry much lately and may not get private messages all that quickly. Thanks!

Recently started a Rope Knits Group. Please swing by for news on patterns, testing, my upcoming book, etc.

So, what do you need to know about me…? I knit, I crochet. I teach both whenever I get the chance because it’s so much fun to see people “get it,” whether it’s casting on or doing a complicated cable. I’ve been designing on an on-and-off basis for about six years now, and am currently working on a book to be published in the spring of 2012.

I have three little girls and a nice husband, all of whom deserve more hand knits than they get. We have a goldfish and, currently, five sheep living in the backyard. (The sheep came with our rental house, though; if we ever get around to buying a home, the sheep won’t be coming with us.) We moved from central Illinois to Oregon, not far from Portland, in the spring of 2011. The West Coast still feels new to me and I still miss Illinois, but I think we’ll be very happy here.

original designs  

from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2010
from Stitching in the Stacks
from Stitching in the Stacks
from Classic Elite #9175, Double Scoop
from Rope Knits
from The Sanguine Gryphon
from Rope Knits
from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns...
from Classic Elite #9136, Meadow
from Yarn Forward Magazine No. 31, Decembe...
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from Inside Crochet, Issue 12, December 2010
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2010
from Creative Knitting 4, Autumn 2004 (Aus...
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from Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
from Yarn Forward Magazine No. 23, April 2010
from Nashua Handknits NHK45, Linen Collection
from Rope Knits
from Knit Picks Website
from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2010
from Interweave Crochet, Fall 2009
from Knitscene, Fall 2009
from Knitting in the Sun
from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2008
from Interweave Knits, Summer 2008
from Yarn Magazine Issue 8, December 2007
from Interweave Knits, Winter 2007
from Rope's Ravelry Downloads
from Yarn Magazine Issue 4, Sept 2006
from INKnitters Magazine, Fall 2006
from Yarn Magazine Issue 2, March 2006