Sarah Barbour

Sarah Barbour

If you want to reach me, please e-mail me at sarah@ropeknits.com. 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  

original designs

from Stitching in the Stacks
Gothamcitytwinset1_small_best_fit
from Stitching in the Stacks
Bookwomanjacket1_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9175, Double Scoop
Katydid-sherbert-lg_small_best_fit
from Rope Knits
Tsuwanoshort3_small_best_fit
from The Sanguine Gryphon
Cathyodonnell-1_small_best_fit
from Rope Knits
Lovejapan1_small
from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns...
Satsuki2_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9136, Meadow
Honeysuckle_small
from Yarn Forward Magazine No. 31, Decembe...
from Inside Crochet, Issue 12, December 2010
Cuface_small
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2010
Barbourscarf3_small_best_fit
from Creative Knitting 4, Autumn 2004 (Aus...
from Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
3bandsclose_small
from Yarn Forward Magazine No. 23, April 2010
Lacecardi1_0003_small
from Nashua Handknits NHK45, Linen Collection
Nashualinentop_0001_small
from Rope Knits
Biteme2_small
from Knit Picks Website
Finalkpimage_small
from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2010
Barbour-1_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2010
Barbour-3_medium_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Fall 2009
Veronica-sweater-200_small_best_fit
from Knitscene, Fall 2009
Pale-skies-cowl-2_small_best_fit
from Knitting in the Sun
1170knittingkristi_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2008
3115055915_2275ce8314_m
from Interweave Knits, Summer 2008
2471005341_74fc408799_m
from Yarn Magazine Issue 8, December 2007
Y8_beadedlaceset_small
from Interweave Knits, Winter 2007
Barbour_small
from Rope's Ravelry Downloads
Kimonoweb-full_init__gif_small
from Yarn Magazine Issue 4, Sept 2006
Hat_01_small
from Rope's Ravelry Downloads
2471013923_5d042b9222_m
from Yarn Magazine Issue 2, March 2006
Wineandroses_crop_small