The Big Yarn aka Denyse Specktor
Knitting artisan Denyse Specktor learned to knit from her mother at the age of five. Her wearable art sold to Beverly Hills boutiques, she became a second-generation professional knitter, with media commissions seen in films, commercials, music videos & on television, along with gallery exhibits. Denyse became a published author with her compendium of knitting information The Knitting Primer. Denyseâ??s creative talents have been employed by Knits Vogue Knitting Knitters Cast On & an array of yarn companies.
My Knitting Bag, Denyse's first column of interviewing noteworthy knitters appeared regularly in Knits Magazine along with a column on collectables called Vintage Advantage. Melanie Falick's requested Denyse as a contributor for her books Weekend Knitting & Knit: A Personal Handbook. Denyse contributed several essays to For The Love of Knitting. She is recognized throughout California & by The National Needlework Association for her mastery of diverse knitting techniques.
Denyse recently wrote for the British knitting publication, LETâ??S KNIT as the American contributor. Her column - YARN OVER . . . THERE - reported on American knitting trends. Designs by Denyse appeared regularly in Letâ??s Knit & she had 2 cover designs in 2009. Her company The Big Yarn crafts innovative & elegant sterling silver knitting tools & she holds a patent for the NeedleSizer. Denyse's latest book KNITTING CIRCLES is now available! .