I have been knitting since my grandmother put pink acrylic and straight needles in my hands at the age of six. I have always designed patterns for myself, but I began writing patterns to share...Read More
I have been knitting since my grandmother put pink acrylic and straight needles in my hands at the age of six. I have always designed patterns for myself, but I began writing patterns to share with other knitters in 2004, when I published my first design, the Honeymoon Cami, with Knitty.com. I currently produce my own line of patterns under the brand name Mind of Winter Designs, as well as publishing regularly with Twist Collective.
I love organic designs with clean lines and interesting texture, which I try to convey through my patterns. Yarn is very important to me, and my process begins with the yarn and its unique qualities. Every pattern in my line was designed for a specific yarn with the object of taking advantage of that particular yarn’s best characteristics. With few exceptions, my samples are knit with yarn generously supplied by five very special independent yarn manufacturers: Quince and Co., Shalimar Yarns, Sunday Knits, Sweet Georgia Yarns, and The Plucky Knitter. The women who run these companies are truly exceptional, and I could not design in the way that I do without their support.
I value being part of a supportive, diverse knitting community. I strive to honor that community by making Mind of Winter patterns inclusive and accessible. Knitters come in all shapes and sizes, so I offer the majority of my patterns in a wide range of sizes, usually from XS to 4X. I also offer both written and charted instructions, except where it is impractical to do so. The pattern pages for my designs contain information on the specific sizing ranges, instruction format, necessary skills, and other pattern features. All of my patterns have been professionally tech edited to ensure greater accuracy, however, if you find an instruction unclear or believe that you have discovered a mistake in a pattern, please contact me.Read Less