Sarah Barbour

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

Book Woman Jacket
Stitching in the Stacks
Gotham City Twinset
Stitching in the Stacks
Classic Elite #9175, Double Scoop
Rope Knits
Cathy O'Donnell, the Innocent
The Sanguine Gryphon
More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns to Knit for Kids
Love Japan
Rope Knits
Classic Elite #9136, Meadow
Austen dress
Yarn Forward Magazine No. 31, December 2010
Dusk Scarf
Inside Crochet, Issue 12, December 2010
Maria's Scarf
Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2010
Soft Linen Crochet Mobius Headbands
Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter Free Pattern Archive
Lacy Cardigan
Yarn Forward Magazine No. 23, April 2010
Bite Me
Rope Knits
Leap Year Cowl
Knit Picks Website
Marilyn Twin Set: Camisole
Interweave Crochet, Summer 2010
Marilyn Twin Set
Interweave Crochet, Summer 2010
Veronica Sweater
Interweave Crochet, Fall 2009
Pale Skies Cowl
Knitscene, Fall 2009
Knitting in the Sun
February Riding Jacket
Interweave Crochet, Winter 2008
Leaf Kimono Top
Interweave Knits, Summer 2008
Kimono Styled Sweater
Rope's Ravelry Downloads
Bubble Cable Dolman
Interweave Knits, Winter 2007
Lace-edged cami and knickers
Yarn Magazine Issue 8, December 2007
The have-it-your-way Crochet Hat Plan
Yarn Magazine Issue 4, Sept 2006
Tie Cropped Cardigan
Rope's Ravelry Downloads
Wine and Roses Bolero
Yarn Magazine Issue 2, March 2006
Snuggly Poncho
Creative Knitting 4, Autumn 2004 (Australia)
Lace Top
Nashua Handknits NHK45, Linen Collection