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Meet the Knitter: Rebecca McKenzie

Rebecca is the knitwear designer behind the Raging Purlwind brand. The brand grew out of Rebecca’s desire to create clothes that would fit all body sizes well and help others feel confident about their bodies. She has a whimsical style and enjoys designing colorful, vintage-inspired knitwear pieces that she hopes will become staples in an everyday wardrobe. Rebecca learned to knit at an early age from her grandmother, has taught numerous knitting classes, and enjoys sharing all she has learned as a knitter with others.

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Meet the Knitter: Michele Lee Bernstein

Michele Lee Bernstein, PDXKnitterati, loves designing accessories, especially if they use one or two skeins of very special yarn. She’s fond of texture (brioche, lace, entrelac, elongated stitches), and enjoys using interesting techniques to make small objects sing. She loves teaching knitters to be the boss of their knitting, and does so at local yarn shops in Oregon, fiber festivals including Vogue Knitting Live, guild retreats, and now all over the world via Zoom! Find her on Instagram, Facebook, Ravelry, and her website PDXKnitterati.com.

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Meet the Knitter: Meghan Jones

Meghan lives and knits in beautiful Washington state with her husband, 4 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 8 chickens. She has a BFA in Fibers and Textiles with extensive work on the Compu-Dobby Loom, Japanese wax resist natural dyes, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and photography. She now designs knitwear under her own label Little NutMeg Productions, as well as contributing patterns to magazines, books, and yarn companies.

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Meet the Knitter: Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth is a long-time designer of knit, crochet and sewing patterns, and lover of any other type of craft that comes across her path! She can often be found crafting by the beach near her home in Wilmington, North Carolina, and makes no guarantees that there won’t be sand in her samples.

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Meet the Knitter: Jill Wright

Jill’s mother taught her to knit and sew at the age of 6. She also learned to crochet at age 8. Jill learned to make her own clothes from an early age and has experience in machine sewing and machine knitting, rubber stamping, beadwork, spinning, cross stitch, felting, and a multitude of other crafts. She began designing in 2007 and has been published in several knitting and crochet magazines, as well as having designed for many yarn companies.

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Meet the Knitter: Jen Lucas

Jen has been knitting for almost 20 years and designing patterns for over a decade. She has designed knit and crochet patterns for yarn companies and magazines and has self-published dozens of patterns. Jen is the author of 6 knitting books, including the best-selling book, Sock-Yarn Shawls. She loves to create beautiful, fun, and easy-to-follow knit & crochet patterns.

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Meet the Knitter: Hannah Rose Baker

Hannah Rose is a freelance writer, editor, and knitwear designer. She lives and knits in Northern Colorado. Find her on Ravelry and Instagram at @bakeyknits. Her favorite type of knitter is the adventurous beginner, because there is nothing better than a knitter who is willing and eager to learn. She believes that there is always something new to learn and fun ways to perfect your craft!

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Meet the Knitter: Corrina Ferguson

Corrina is a knitting designer, instructor, and technical editor based in sunny Florida where 60 degrees is sweater weather. This lifelong crafter with an unreasonable amount of love for math is the author of two knitting books and is always working to use math to make better knitting patterns. Corrina has published designs in a wide variety of magazines, books, knitting websites, and with yarn companies. She also publishes designs under her own brand Craftstar Studios.

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Meet The Knitter: Angela Tong

Angela Tong is a Chinese American Fiber Arts Designer living in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She designs knitting, crochet and weaving patterns for yarn companies, books and magazines. She travels around the country teaching at fiber events. In her spare time, she enjoys making pottery and baking sourdough bread. You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @ATongDesigns.

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