Interview and Giveaway: Army of Knitters

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Knitting | Comments


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One of our newest and most prolific members is Army of Knitters.

In case you haven’t yet heard of AoK, here’s a short introduction:

Army of Knitters, (also known as AoK), is a fashion-forward range of seasonal knitwear collections using the finest quality knitting yarns and interesting techniques by designer, Heather Dixon. To keep AoK’s designs fresh and exciting, Heather follows future fashion trends closely but is also influenced by art, film, historical and cultural dress from around the world.

Born and bred in Nottingham, England, Heather taught herself to knit at an early age. She designed clothes and accessories for herself, friends and family before graduating with a BA(Hons) Degree in Knitwear Design from The Nottingham Trent University.

Heather worked in the UK and Italy before moving to New York City in 1999, where she designed for indie companies as well as major design houses whilst honing her craft. In 2010 Heather decided it was time to run away to the country where she could turn her hand-knitting obsession into her full-time career and give Army of Knitters all the energy it needed to become a roaring success.

Heather now lives in a converted barn in the Catskill mountains of New York with her actor/artist/chef fella and Lucky, the sweetest dog in the world. Don’t forget to check out Heather’s Army of Knitters blog.

Army of Knitters, (AoK), had a wonderfully successful first year in business and has plans to start producing finished, hand knit garments made to the highest quality. For those who can’t or don’t want to knit from the patterns themselves, garments will be available from select retail channels.

Designer and owner heather Dixon took some time out today to answer a few questions about her life in design:

Me: You caught the Knitting World’s attention right when you came onto the scene, not only because your garments have a very fashion-forward look, but also because of your professional photo-shoots and styling.  You’ve really raised the bar for today’s home-based knitwear designers.  How did all of this come about for you?

AoK: Thank you. I started designing wovens when I was tiny. My Mum is an excellent dress-maker so there were always plenty of scraps of fabric in our house as well as different coloured threads, buttons and trims. I made clothes for my toys then taught myself to knit at around age 5 or 6. I continued to design my own clothes and sweaters through my school years so it was only natural that I go on to university to study fashion. I learnt to knit on machines whilst specializing in knitwear and then made my way to New York City to design for a few different companies before starting my own business last year. Hand knitting is my true passion – I love that I can create not only the silhouette but the fabric for it too. Having a background in fashion means that I know exactly how I want my collections to look. I love to put the stories together with a different mood and styling for each season.


Me: I know of several designers who started out designing hand knits on their own websites or blogs and then decided to go to fashion school. I think it’s really interesting that you’ve gone into designing hand-knits from fashion.  What was it that spurred this decision?  Do you still work in the fashion industry?

AoK: I do still design, on a freelance basis, for a couple of different companies but the bulk of my time is spent designing for Army of Knitters. I have wanted to run my own business since I was a little girl. I could never get the money together to do this until just recently. I worked hard and saved my earnings for a number of years.  I needed to be able to support myself if it didn’t work out but so far everything is running to plan.


Me: This is always a tricky question for me, because there are so may great designers out there, but who are your favorite hand-knitting designers and why?

This is very tricky for me too as I don’t follow many knitting pattern designers. I’m more into high fashion. I do admire Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits. Her designs are just so cute and whimsical, she’s also very beautiful and photogenic which helps her designs look their best.  Susan B. Anderson designs some beautiful toys and accessories that I would love to knit if I had the time. Kate Oates of Tot Toppers has some gorgeous children’s accessories and again, wonderful photography. There are way too many great designers to mention but those who style there items well and present with good photography really catch my eye.

Me: I know that you publish your collections as e-books, any desire to publish in print? What’s next for Army of Knitters?

AoK: Yes. I hope to publish an AoK “Greatest Hits”, a collection of my best sellers so far, maybe next year?

To celebrate becoming a Craftsy member, Army of Knitters is generously giving away one PDF copy of the Pretty Baby collection of knitting patterns, new for summer 2011. (A $42 value!)

To win your FREE copy of the entire Pretty Baby collection from Army of Knitters, register to become a member of Craftsy and comment on today’s post.  We’ll announce the winner next week.

Remember: To win today’s giveaway, you must be a registered Craftsy member.  It’s easy and FREE to join!

 

Comments

  1. gyorgyi says:

    AOK & me, it is LOve.
    Great patterns, very well written, easy to wear and fit nicely … what else?????????

  2. Alex says:

    Yay Heather!!

  3. Nicole Parker says:

    Just joined craftsy! I LOVE the Pretty Baby Collection and would love to win it!

  4. Suzy says:

    Such gorgeous designs. I am a dabbler at knitting but seeing such gorgeous things really makes me want to expand my skills in the craft.

  5. Angela La Grasta says:

    Beautiful designs.

  6. Cindy Chapman says:

    AOK has beautiful patterns!

  7. Stacey says:

    Love all I’ve seen, thanks for introducing us!

  8. Hand Made Knitwear says:

    I have admired this very talented high fashion knitter for some time now! Love the workmanship and great style! Can’t get enough!

    Sheila

  9. Amy says:

    What a creative take on knitting. Great photos, great idea. I would be so ecstatic to get my hands on a copy of the Pretty Baby collection. From what I’ve heard, I won’t be disappointed!

  10. Speyegull says:

    Oh wow! These are gorgeous! I hear my knitting needles begging me to try at least one of these, if not all of them!

  11. Leona says:

    I love these fresh, modern knits….I really need to expand my knitting repertoire. Nice Work!

  12. Shae Ambler says:

    Absolutely stunning patterns , definitely a great talent xxx

  13. Sadie McCurry says:

    I love these cute and sassy items…fun for us younger gals!

  14. Heidi Filipowic says:

    these patterns are beautiful! if i don’t win, i’d like to buy it anyway.

  15. mkinser says:

    ooolala!

  16. Dawn Wall says:

    Love the photos! These would be fun to knit!

  17. Diana K says:

    Gorgeous patterns! I’d love to have them on my needles!

  18. Julie says:

    Gorgeous designs. I want to win! :) :) :)

  19. Maddy Cox says:

    Love these designs! I’m just learning how to knit and am very excited about learning to knit fashion forward designs in scarves, cardi’s, and coats rather than the frumpy same old baby booties and blankets, which there are millions of patterns for! Please bring us new exciting patterns that are “user friendly”!

  20. Kristi says:

    These are some really pretty designs. Patterns like these really inspire me to knit. I hope that I could be so lucky to win. :D

  21. Peter says:

    Amazing design work…. I somehow see a trip to the store for more wool in my future.

  22. garbage9 says:

    Those look spectacular

  23. Crissa R. says:

    Looks like some cute stuff to knit. :)

  24. Tina says:

    I love Heather’s patterns. I’ve seen the red and white tank top pm Ravelry and favourited it immediately. Thanks so much for the chance to win the rest of the patterns from the summer collection!

  25. Linda Rumsey says:

    Gorgeous designs – would love to knit them for my daughter!

  26. Ursula says:

    what a fantastic review of a female designer using knit patterns. it shows her creativity, her marketing and her ability to make fun fashions that i love to make! here’s hoping to see more of this!
    ~ursa

  27. grr says:

    Oh my, each collection from AoK is more stunning than the last. I would do a gleeful dance of glee if I was the lucky winner.

  28. Sarah K G says:

    These really make knitting sexy and make me want to pick my needles back up in my ‘downtime’. I would LOVE to get these pretty baby patterns!

  29. Emily says:

    love those designs, been knitting off and on for years, would love some patterns to win!

  30. Marianna Brough says:

    “Agnes” is very much like the dress I’ve been designing in my head, although I do like the ruffled back. I like it!

  31. Jamie says:

    It’s all so fresh and up with the times. Makes me want to pick up my needles and start making it all now : )

  32. Debbie C. says:

    Thanks for the nice giveaway!
    I hope I win!!
    Deb

  33. WendyWeb says:

    I love this collection! Nice designs!! Would love to win this!!!

  34. Sandra Tracey says:

    such pretty designs..my daughter would love something (or many things) out of this book, for sure.

  35. Anne says:

    I just joined Craftsy today and of all the designers that I’ve seen Heather is positively my favorite. Her designs are so unique and sexy . I’m just a beginner in knitting so I can’t wait until my skills improve so I can try out some of her designs. Especially “Rhubarb & Custard” and “Toffee Apple Armlets”. They are just delicious!

  36. jessie says:

    These are beautiful patterns!!!

  37. Valerei says:

    love them!

  38. Molly Bringhurst says:

    I absolutely love the AoK designs, and hope to one day, be anywhere near as talented! I too, taught myself to knit years ago, and have AoK to look up to, in so many ways!! These patterns are a true inspiration to any knitter/artist…I can only hope that I am “selected”! :)

  39. Phyllis Nolan says:

    Love your eye to detail in designing this package of feminine patterns! Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift of design!
    Namaste

  40. Morgan says:

    What an exciting give away! AoK is absolutely stunning!

  41. Julie Johnson says:

    Lovely designs and a great interview!

  42. Becky says:

    Wow I love your beautiful designs! Great photography and model too.

  43. Donna says:

    Gorgeous! These designs remind me very much of Knit One magazine which I sorely miss. Hopefully I’ve discovered a new source for cutting edge designs. Thanks!

  44. Kimberly says:

    I love AoK patterns!

  45. Kat says:

    This is a cool website!

  46. Lisa says:

    These are so beautiful!!!

  47. Sue says:

    Beautiful patterns!

  48. Raine Lampert says:

    Wow this was very interesting to read and what a talented lady! I thought th the designs were very fresh and now! It is good to see that we have come out of the old norm for knitting! Keep up the great work!

  49. Jennifer R. says:

    I am envious of AoK’s ability… I only hope to be 1/2 as good as she…one of these days. I LOVE her work & would greatly appreciate being selected to receive “Pretty Baby” =)

  50. Joanne willoughby says:

    Need these designs! They are gorgeous and I would be honored to make them!

  51. Queenie says:

    these designs make me a bit more daring in what I would be willing to wear! Really lovely. . . . very inspiring.

  52. Taffy C says:

    Very reminiscent of White Lies Designs. I love it!

  53. lisa Jones says:

    AoK is so cute…Items my teenage granddaughters would like!

  54. Safiyah says:

    I badly needed AoK to help me bring sexy back!!
    I now have a new favorite designer. Thanks for highlighting her life and work, Crafsty!

    Hope I win!

  55. Chrystal says:

    I am a member and her designs kick ass!!!
    Member name: mommafo

  56. Very feminine designs! I love when knitting and seduction go together.

  57. Leigh S. says:

    I love these and I know my daughter would too. She might even be happier with one of these instead of a sweater she wants me to knit for her.

  58. Kuini Te Miha Ryan says:

    kia Ora ,
    Good Morning Everyone .
    First this is my first time here so love the designs real great.
    Like to put the word out there please :
    Request for new born baby’s – plus Donation of baby bonnetts , beannies
    these are for those in the badly affected are East Side of Christchurch
    For more deatails please contact via kinna@maxnet.co.nz
    Many thanks Kuini

  59. Kat K says:

    Lovely take on Victoriana. I especially like the Hattie nightgown. Glad you joined Craftsy.

  60. Tiger says:

    I like what I see!!

  61. Philippa says:

    Oh I am so excited! I meet with a knitting group once a week or so, they are the most beautiful ladies but mostly a little older than me and the things they/we create are usually on the conservative side..but these va va voom! I am 5 months pregnant and have been knitting my little one heaps of cute little things…but now its time for me to start knitting some beautiful summer pieces for when my waist line has returned to normal! I just want to feel sexy again! its been a long time! these patterns would surely help with this…I want to WIN!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration

  62. Yvette Wilson says:

    simply beautiful designs!! Timeless and classic!! i would love to own these patterns!!

  63. Lee says:

    wow, those knits are perfect for summer. so classic, cool and elegant. I’m looking forward to having fun here on Craftsy.

  64. Mary Anastasia says:

    Love, Love, Love!! These patterns are absolutely gorgeous and I can already picture many of them fitting into costumes for my burlesque dancing. AoK is most definitely going on my “to watch” list for future exhibits!

  65. Sarah says:

    Knitting out of granny’s bag! Love it!

  66. Chickie says:

    I would love to win this collection. Some of those items would be so much fun to make.

  67. rosie says:

    Those patterns are awesome! I wish if I knit those patterns, I would like the model! Hahaha, seriously, I would love to knit those little tops for my niece.

  68. Karen S says:

    The tank tops are so cute!

  69. MelodyJ says:

    These are so pretty. I want to make these.

  70. Anne says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  71. robin sellers says:

    love your designs! would love to win your patterns!! thanks for the giveaway.

  72. sharon ford says:

    Beautiful patterns!

  73. Marlice York says:

    Wow!! These designs are exactly what we hand knitters have been looking for! There are great patterns out there, but none capture the fashion and excitement like AoK …… Definitely NOT your grandmother’s knitting!!! Love it!!!

  74. Wow – I have looked through the links at each individual photo of each of the garments shown regarding the pattern give away. These garments are absolutely beautiful. I especially love the way the designer has used specific knitting techniques to mimic the boning and intricate seam work of Victorian era garments!

  75. stacey says:

    love love love the designs! What an amazing eye for shape and color. congrats on the newfound success! will be watching to see what more you do!

  76. adrianne says:

    WOW – Just joined Craftsy!! Very interesting site!! After check out this blog – No one will ever think of grandma’s old lady knits again after seeing this!! Everything is SO SEXY!! If only I could get the body to go with these knits!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!

  77. Maria says:

    WOW! These patterns are so pretty and perfect for the summer to boot!

  78. Melissa Bell says:

    amazing stuff.

  79. Khadeeja says:

    Craftsy.com is my happy place….i wish one day i am as skilled and knowledgable as all the knitters i see here…keep doing the awesome work!!!!

  80. just joined.. would love to win! Thanks! =)

  81. Julie says:

    What gorgeous designs! So retro but pretty too!
    x

  82. Camille Alfred says:

    I can see the camisole done in lavender or pink and maybe the slip in black. I love the designs.

  83. Shari H says:

    Effervescent & fun!

  84. Irene says:

    Patterns look like fun to knit and wear, can’t wait to get my hands and needles on them!

  85. Molly says:

    Those are yummy!

  86. rashie aka grittyknitter says:

    AoK is classy and bad ass. What a beautiful collection!

  87. karen l fitzsimons says:

    WOW!! can’t wait to see all your creations.

  88. Kia says:

    Wonderful designs! I’ve been a crocheter for years. I would love to learn how to knit!

  89. nancy phillips says:

    so NICE!!!

  90. Cathy MacGillivray says:

    would love to win this, fabulous prize :)

  91. April says:

    BEAUTIFUL!

  92. Judy says:

    just joined craftsy! looks like a great site and nice patterns!

  93. Linda says:

    Beautiful designs! I love the modern look and fitted garments. Very unique designs.

  94. KrissyKasko says:

    Lovely designs, really contemporary, can’t even choose which one I would want to make first!

  95. Laurie says:

    I love this sight; I can’ t wait to get involved!

  96. Melody says:

    I would love to give my needles a chance to work on these patterns! They are so sweet.

  97. annette stukel says:

    luv this page …i’ve been knitting for yrs…and need some new patterns n designs..

  98. Karri thomas says:

    Pick me ;) I’m registered.

  99. Nikky says:

    I would love to win these! I just joined Craftsy and I am excited about looking around their site too. :)

  100. NDaven says:

    I’m loving all these patterns!

  101. Carole Tutko says:

    Absolutely, positively in love with these patterns. Soooooooo feminine!! Please could I win??
    I’ll beg if I have to………pretty please!!

  102. SusieRose says:

    Very nice designs! I like!

  103. Gina Davison says:

    I love these patterns! She is so talented!
    I just joined Craftsy a week ago and love everything about it…
    Gina

  104. Zoe says:

    AoK Rocks! Her designs are so fresh and beautiful, like her. I would love to try my needles on these lovely designs. Thanks!

  105. Vicki Pierce says:

    Awesome designs! Makes me want to pull out those knitting needles again!

  106. Cathy says:

    I really enjoyed looking through the patterns. I would love to get started on some ASAP! Let me know if I win. If not, I’ll have to download! :)

  107. Pam Conley says:

    I am from NH and am just getting into knitting. I would love to win so I
    will have more patterns to try.
    Thanks for sharing!

  108. Kris Abdo says:

    Love, love, love these patterns!

  109. Judy Philllips says:

    So happy to see such modern styles and beautifully photographed knits!

  110. Ann Snyder says:

    Very beautiful feminine designs! I can’t wait to try knitting one of them.

  111. Judy Philllips says:

    I especially like “Violet” but “Agnes” is a hit as well–very creative blending of fibers and techniques.

  112. Sai says:

    Wow I would love to get the pattern!

  113. Adina says:

    I just fell in love with all the cute patterns created by AoK. I think she has an innovative and inspiring way of designing the very things that make us feel sexy and special!

  114. Veronica says:

    Love those stripes!

  115. Nancy Hood says:

    I am hopeful to someday create more than my usual baby knit hay!! Bravo to your skill and expertise!

  116. Christine says:

    Love the saucy nature to the designs. Thanks Heather for designs someone would actually covet and be gagging to wear.

    1. Nancy Hood says:

      Baby knit hats…sorry!! So excited about the contest, that I can’t even spell!

  117. Marsha Temple says:

    I would love to make the red swimsuit for my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity to win these designs.

  118. Dawn Canales says:

    These are all beautiful and delicate designs, but I am REALLY digging the Hattie dress!! Please, pick me!! lol

  119. Caitlin says:

    Gorgeous designs! Thanks for the giveaway!

  120. Antoinette says:

    WOW!!! Patterns that don’t look like you’re grandma made them for you! Luv it!!!!!

  121. Antoinette says:

    I love these!! Finally patterns that don’t look like granny made it for you!!! Gotta get those needles out!!!

  122. Lindsay says:

    Very cute designs! I’d love to try them!

  123. Penney Grylls says:

    lovely fresh designs interesting interview!

  124. Samantha Carr says:

    beautiful knits! I want to knit that well. I shall keep up with the video lessons and improve everyday!

  125. elflyn says:

    Oooh so very pretty!

  126. Cheryl Petersen says:

    This is such a coincidence! Strange! I JUST DISCOVERED the Army of Knitters designs and immediately fell in love with ALL OF THEM! I am trying to afford every pattern. I intend on making one large order for all of them and if I won this one, it’d be one less I’ll have to purchase! Seriously, each one is “my style” and can’t decide which one to get first so I’m getting them all! Crossing my fingers to win just one! Beautiful work! Thanx for sharing your work.

  127. Beth says:

    These are not what I usually looking for in a knitting pattern, but I’m always looking for something new and different to knit.

  128. Blair Elder says:

    Beautiful Patterns! I’d LOVE to win :-)

  129. Susan Knight says:

    NICE! Sexy and beautiful. I’d love to knit these.

  130. CarLee says:

    I’m excited about these patterns!! I became a 1st time Grammy June 26th! It’d be so exciting to win these!!! Looking forward to seeing more on the craftsy site! Have a good daisy, all! :) )

  131. Samantha Edwards says:

    I love these patterns!!! Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing because I had not heard of the Army of Knitters. I am so happy to be a member of Craftsy!!!

  132. Diane Howard says:

    Love the patterns! Very trendy!

  133. Elva Syvertson says:

    Great patterns, would definitely like these for my daughter :)

  134. Ravenous Rowie says:

    beautiful designs! It’s so great to see current fashions available to younger knitters. Inspiring!

  135. Gail Zemper says:

    it’s great to have a site that is more than just sweaters ans scarves! Great job – Thank you!

  136. shrympe strong says:

    Wow! Another designer I will be added on to “Watch & Do” List! I can see one of my daughters in these outfits already.

  137. Melissa says:

    Now this is some knitting I would wear! Very nice!

  138. jani brattin says:

    Love the Pretty Baby collection!! When I began knitting 20 years ago, the patterns they had were drab. I stopped knitting after 5 years and just picked it back up again. It’s unbelievableto me the quality of yarns and patterns today. You can actually whip something up and WEAR It and look fabulous. Thank you for making these patterns!!

  139. Maike says:

    Hi, I joined last week and started with the first lesson of Knit Lab….:-)

    I would love to win such a pattern :-)

    Greetings from germany
    Maike

  140. Becky says:

    What a great sense of style!! Gorgeous!!!

  141. Cindy says:

    I’ve just started seeing the Army of Knitters patterns popping up in various places. I just joined Craftsy, and I’d LOVE to win the AoK Pretty Baby collection!

  142. Katie says:

    These designs are absolutely gorgeous! They look like they could fit into the wardrobe of anyone and look just as natural at a formal occasion or on the beach. I could see wearing one of these designs with a pair of flats to go visit the daily market in the center of town to get fresh fruits, veggies, and bread, or even on my upcoming trips to Paris and Greece.

  143. Dbsknit says:

    Wow!

  144. Ashley says:

    Wow! I love these designs! Very beautiful & great photos capturing the feel of the garments..

  145. Jo Brown says:

    What a fantastic ambassador for knitting ! Great for knitting to be seen as fashion forward and modern. No need to just knit blankets and scarves when you can be inspired to knit hip summer tops, and gorgeous dresses .
    I get such a kick out of strangers walking up to me in the supermarket or at the airport , complimenting me and asking which store I got my one of a kind hand knits from :-)
    I would LOVE a copy of these patterns – my tall willowy teenage neices would look so good in these designs !

  146. Linda Davidson says:

    Aok designs are brilliant! I can’t wait to start knitting my first… and second… third…..

  147. Cassandra says:

    I love all of her patterns – they are gorgeous and I would love to knit some for my daughter! – thanks for having a give away – its a lovely idea!

  148. Reebo95 says:

    I am REALLY loving that nautical tank… that may be next for my needles…

  149. betc says:

    Very innovative and feminine patterns. You have quite a talent!

  150. deb everts says:

    just joined. can’t wait to see new & exciting ideas.

  151. Beth Parrott says:

    It’s not my grandmother’s knitting any more. Not for me, but will be fun to knit for my daughter and granddaughter.

  152. Andrea in TN says:

    I think you have a wonderful future in designing—LOVE what you are doing

  153. Amy says:

    Inspiring collection; very wearable!

  154. monica says:

    fun and fabulous!

  155. Deborah says:

    Gorgeous, not old fashioned. Are they hard?

  156. Deborah says:

    Beautiful, I really want to try them!

  157. Sandy says:

    These are fantastic designs. I just saw them for the first time while browsing here at Craftsy. I’d be honored to be a winner!

    Thank you

  158. would love to try this out! I’ve been coveting her patterns for a while now!

  159. Kt says:

    Just signed up on craftsy.com & I got to tell ya AoK has great photos of very interesting patterns.
    How dramatic & sexy, makes you want to get those sticks a moving!

  160. wendy says:

    Inspirational! Thanks.

  161. Patrice says:

    I just love the looks here. Very talented designer!!

  162. Monique says:

    What beautiful designs…would love to knit them.

  163. Kimberly says:

    Am new to the Craftsy world. This collection is so cute and quite detailed. Something fun to knit and wear! Nice to find a new designer too. Sure hope I win!

  164. Kimberly says:

    Am new to the Craftsy world. This collection is so a cute and quite detailed. Looks like fun to both knit and wear. Love finding good designers. Great stuff. Hoping to win!

  165. cosima says:

    ooooo so pretty! thanks for the great giveaway!
    :)

  166. Helena Alves says:

    Hi, I have just joined craftsy and that’s why I met you. I’m learning on knitting, so winning this would be a BIG help! LOVE to all from Portugal!!!!

  167. Cheryl Dawley says:

    This lady is truly inspirational – as are her designs. What s great story. I started designing earloy for my barbies, too. What have I done with my life?!? lol

  168. Sara says:

    Yay!! I just signed up today! So excited to look around and get to know everyone. The give-aways are an added bonus. Thanks.

  169. susan says:

    it would be amazing to win these patterns!! nice job heather :)

  170. Lisa says:

    I have been crocheting for 2 years and have just learned how to knit. These projects are beautiful and I can’t wait to learn more about knitting and start my first knit project!

  171. Jennifer says:

    Great patterns!!! Thank you for such fun styles!

  172. Sue says:

    Oh, such cool designs for these hot summer days…and nights!

  173. M says:

    These are such great patterns! Breezy, nautical, sexy…what’s not to like?

  174. Melissa says:

    I want these patterns!!! They are gorgeous!!

  175. Kendra says:

    Gorgeous! Hope I’m not too late to enter :)

  176. Jennie says:

    Really lovely the knitting designs. Absolutely gorgeous but also simple.
    Can’t wait to get hold of some of your patterns! Have a lot of friends having babies soon and I know they will love these.

  177. Kari says:

    Awesome stuff! Love!!

  178. Ellen says:

    I’m not brave enough to wear them as lingerie, but could definitely make and wear several with something underneath!

  179. Ida says:

    I just heard about Craftsy from Knitting Daily and joined. I enjoyed viewing the gallery of projects and decided to click on Blogs. I love the Rhubarb and Custard design.

  180. Ruth says:

    Beautiful. My daughter is getting maried. This would be perfect for her. Fits her personality to a T. Looks like fun to knit and she is a knitter also, so she would appreciate the design and quality of such a hand made gift. (From her mom, that is)

  181. Erin T. says:

    I just joined today, and WOW! I’m amazed at all the talent and inspiration this site has to offer. As for the AoK patterns, winning them would cause me to put down my crochet hook and pick up my knitting needles again for the first time in ages — absolutely gorgeous! :)

  182. Dolores says:

    Just got back into crocheting, have a touch of arthritis and it really is exercise for my fingers and their mobility… love your work, the Blog, and Craftsy.com. Will look forward to your work in the future. Am sure the copy is already “gone” bye-bye to a lucky earlier commenter.
    Thanks for the “look” into your designs, just lovely…

  183. Dolores says:

    oops… I do a bit of knitting, too…. since that is more your focus… again, thanks for the lovely viewing…

  184. Tammy Burger says:

    wow, how feminine!

  185. Lisa says:

    So beautiful!!! I just signed up for a knitting course. Been crocheting forever but have always been intimidated by knitting.

  186. Joanne S says:

    Beautiful pattern collection!