Kathleen Sperling

Kathleen Sperling

IMPORTANT INFO

Although you can absolutely still buy my self-published patterns online through a variety of websites (available from my Rav pattern pages!), I’m no longer using Ravelry as a sales channel. This is because Ravelry’s redesign did not consider accessibility, and in fact made its level of accessibility worse. Most notably, ever since the redesign, users have been reporting an inability to use the site with their screenreaders, and worse: nausea, migraines, and in some cases, seizures. If you were unaware of this, it’s probably because a) mention of this is not only banned in the main 6 discussion forums, but will get a user permanently banned from the main 6 discussion forums, b) they either downplay or don’t mentioned this issue in their updates, and c) they disable comments on their Twitter and Instagram posts. So I will not have my pattern sales contributing to their profits. Read more details, especially about why everyone should care about accessibility.

THE PROMOTIONAL STUFF

I LOVE knitting! And over the years, I’ve also discovered that I LOVE designing! Knitting inspires me with ideas for patterns of all kinds: simple and complex, funny and serious, and for people of all ages and flavours. I work very hard to make my patterns understandable, helpful, and error-free. I hope you love knitting my designs!

My designer interview on Robin Hunter’s blog

A few of the nice things people have said publicly about my designs:

  • “This may be the most beautiful use of variegated yarn I’ve ever seen!” (Tracery)
  • “I think even my uber-picky boyfriend would love it!” (Arguyle)
  • “There is a special place in the Hall of Awesome for you.” (Upscale Baby)
  • “How does it feel to singlehandedly revolutionize sock-knitting? What a great idea.” (Hat Heel)

A few of the nice things people have said publicly about knitting my patterns:

  • “Well done wipinsanity on writing instructions that work. I was sincerely worried having never knit on the bias before, but I followed your instructions and it works!” (Addis Abeba)
  • “This is a great pattern. The charts are comprehensive and detailed, the instructions are straighforward and the photographs describing the grafting are very easy to follow and a massive help.” (Around the Block)
  • “This was a simple and fun pattern to knit! I love how my blanket turned out!” (Arabesque)
  • “Pattern was easy to follow and was one of my first steps into colorwork.” (Sweetness)

Want to know more?

original designs  

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The Man I Left Behind Vest
Outlander Knitting: The Official Book of 20 Knits Inspired by the Hit Series
Vigil Wrap
WIP Insanity
Minerva Shawl
WIP Insanity
Pivot
Kathleen Sperling's Twitter
Round the Blend
Kathleen Sperling's Twitter
Insular Cowl
Knotions, October 2019
Wraparound Socks
Yarniverse November 2018
Faux Entrelac Socks
Yarniverse November 2018
December Dreaming Stocking
I Like Knitting, December 2018
Bat Hat
WIP Insanity
Charlotte
Knotions, October 2018
Balance
Kathleen Sperling's Twitter
Valois
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Lavagna
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Iris Afghan
WIP Insanity
Vignay
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Macclesfield
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Fouilloy Earband
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Fouilloy Cowl
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Fouilloy Mittens
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Welles
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Corbichon
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Beaulieu
Whitework: Accessories inspired by medieval illumination
Delft Beret
Knit Now, Issue 73, April 2017
Checkmate Cowl
I Like Knitting, October 2016
Dambrod
Knit Picks Website
Hangin' Round
I Like Knitting, August 2016
Cervelli
Knit Picks Website
Jianzhi
WIP Insanity
Otranto Cowl
Knitscene, Winter 2014
Minaret Mittens
knit.purl Fall/Winter 2014
Wuv
WIP Insanity
Double the Love
WIP Insanity
Darling Baby Bonnet
Knit Now, Issue 31, February 2014
Darling Baby Scratch Mitts
Knit Now, Issue 31, February 2014
Darling Baby Booties
Knit Now, Issue 31, February 2014
Feast Your Eyes
WIP Insanity
High-end Scarf
WIP Insanity
Zombaby
WIP Insanity
Woodcutter Mittens
Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2013
Woodcutter Hat
Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2013
Caldicott Scarf
Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2013
Pysanka
Knit Now, Issue 24, July 2013
Tracery
The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits
Juicy Fly
The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits
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