I first learned to knit at age 12, in a packed car on a family trip to Stratford, Ontario. I learned the long-tail cast on and the knit stitch, and I knit a long, long scarf before setting it down in favour of other assorted crafts – beading, sculpting, sewing, cross stitch. Years later, I was inspired to pick it up again when I saw a woman knitting on the bus. This time, I was ready to learn everything I could about this amazing craft.
My designs have appeared in Knitty.com, Twist Collective, and Brooklyn Tweed, and my book Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting was released by Wiley in 2008.
In my work, I strive to design garments and accessories that are both classic and modern, as well as flattering, comfortable, and above all wearable. I do my best to provide detailed, clear instructions and lots of sizes so that you can have the most enjoyable experience possible and love what you create.
In addition to knitting, I also crochet, spin, try to grow plants, and occasionally sew. I also adore anything to do with food and cooking. I take many of my photos with my Nikon D5100 and iPhone 6. I live in Toronto with my partner and a lot of yarn.
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Email me at laura at laurachau dot com.