Design Process, Life

My Story: Why I Design

Just over one year ago, I published my first paid pattern on Ravelry. It was the second version of the Rose of Tyrone Shawl, and I got my flat mate Sam to model it in our back garden on that beautiful spring day in Auckland, New Zealand. The pattern was $2 USD, and I made… Continue reading My Story: Why I Design

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Design Process

Design Upgrades

Like most knitwear designers, when I first started I had no idea what I was doing. I don’t have a background in graphic design, so my patterns weren’t the most visually pleasing. But I’ve been learning a lot in the past several months, and I decided to re-release all of my previous designs with a… Continue reading Design Upgrades

Design Process, Life

Initiate Knit Design Workshop!

Over the past 11 days, I’ve been working on a project for the Initiate Knit Design workshop run by Aroha Knits. Even though I have already published a few of my own patterns, I decided to sign up for this workshop (it’s free!) to see what more I could learn and to push me outside… Continue reading Initiate Knit Design Workshop!

Design Process, Free Patterns, Tutorials

Crochet Shoulder Bag Pattern and Tutorial

Hello all! Today I’ve got a free pattern and photo tutorial for you – a circular crochet shoulder bag, perfect for summer! With all the beautiful photos of Wool and the Gang’s Ra Ra Raffia on Instagram, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ve been wanting a little straw bag all summer,… Continue reading Crochet Shoulder Bag Pattern and Tutorial