Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson

My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting; be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes.

I have written two books on knitting both of which are available at Local Yarn Stores and through Amazon Mosaic & Lace Knits and Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits.

Keeping things fun is important but I also make sure that the fun doesn’t get in the way of the knitter ending up with a finished object that they love.

If you want to hear more about my designs, watch technique tutorials, or listen to my thoughts on knitting and design please check out my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit where I post knitting videos weekly.

To see some behind the scenes design and video stuff and support my creative endeavors check me out on Patreon.

Sign up for my newsletter to receive news from my needles on the first Thursday of every month.

I also have a newsletter specifically to communicate with Local Yarn Store Owners, if you are one and would like to hear from me please sign up here.

Speaking of Local Yarn Stores, if you would like to sell hard copies of my designs Printed patterns are available to wholesale customers through my distributor Stitch Sprouts.

I was interviewed on the blog “How to become a Professional Knitter”, if you would like to know more about my thought processes check it out here.

If you like my designs and would like to chat with like-minded individuals (or me) (or if you are just feeling chatty) please feel free to drop by the Barbara Benson Designs group.

If you are considering purchasing one of my patterns, you can see a sample of what the pattern will look like below. All of my patterns are fully tested and edited. If you find any problems or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

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original designs  

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Perseverance
Tumped Duck
Ceto
Tumped Duck
Cupola
Manos del Uruguay Fall 2019 Make-It-Now Collection
Rasta Cowlette
Malabrigo Newsletter, Spring 2019
Rocinante
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Signet Throw
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Hearts in Chains Poncho
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Iguazu Falls
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Asymmetrical Balance
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Dash Panel
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
To Warmly Go
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Shorty Squiggle Mitts
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Teeter Totter Toque
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Rupee Slouch
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Sparrow Grass Hat
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Bonus Stitch Hat
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Avasarala
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Drunk Spider
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Cinches and Ladders
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Coefficient of Modulation
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Shoot the Moon
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Giant Elves
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Bitis Shawl
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Un, Deux, Trois
Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn
Brocatelle
Tumped Duck
Wrong Lever
Tumped Duck
Remugient
Stitch Sprouts Volume 1: Side B
Confundo
Tumped Duck
Argyroneta
Tumped Duck
Onoclea
Tumped Duck
Girard
Manos del Uruguay
Cruising Cowlette
Creative Knitting, Spring 2018
Easy Heart Shaped Shawl
Watch Barbara Knit
Ellett
Manos del Uruguay
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