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I grew up in Norway, which is a country rich in knitting history. I learnt to knit the continental way at a very young age and did a lot of knitting during my childhood, teens and early adulthood.
After moving to England in 1990, I gave up knitting after a while because I didn't understand English knitting patterns (although my English was fluent). In my early 30s I returned to knitting and started designing my own patterns. After sharing them on my blog, knitters started asking for the patterns so I learnt how to read/write patterns and started submitting to magazines.
I taught myself lace knitting and fell in love with it. I design a variety of garments, shawls and accessories but my speciality is lace knitting and I especially love adding beads to my lace knitting.
I started teaching at local yarn shops and now teach a variety of workshops across the UK and online.
I'm passionate about knitting and crochet and especially lace knitting and love sharing my skills and enabling knitters and crocheters of all abilities to improve their skills.
My designs have been published in the following British magazines:
- Let's Knit
- Simply Knitting
- The Knitter
- Inside Crochet
- Simply Crochet
US and international magazines:
- Interweave Knits
- Vogue Knitting
- Knit Simple
- Verena (Germany)
- Interweave Crochet
I've designed for several yarn companies:
- West Yorkshire Spinners
- Quince & Co
- Alpaca Select
- The Little Knitting Company
My range of hand-dyed, luxury yarns can be purchased at shows I attend throughout the year and through occasional website shop updates.
For a list of workshops and events I'll be attending click here. I'm available to teach at events, shops and knitting groups around the country. For a list of workshops available please contact me.
I can tailor workshops to suit your needs. Private tuition also available.
Any questions about my yarns or designs please contact me.
To read about my adventures in knitting, spinning, crocheting, yarn dyeing, machine knitting and designing, read my blog - Confessions of a YarnAddict