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.
It wasn’t long before I was working in the gorgeous knitting shop new to the Toronto scene, Lettuce Knit. I learned so much while working there, about textiles, creativity, and as cheesy as it sounds, friendship and life. I met so many wonderful people over the years there, and I am ever grateful to Megan and Denny for their love and support. After 9 years of selling yarn, helping knitters, and teaching, I left Lettuce Knit in 2013.
I released my first self-published knitting pattern, Lucy in the Sky, in 2006. I was also published for the first time, with Serrano in the Fall 2006 issue of Knitty. Since then, I have self-published over 50 designs, written Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting (released by Wiley in 2008), and worked with amazing publications such as Twist Collective and Knitty.
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 so that you can have the most enjoyable knitting experience possible. I love knitting stockinette stitch.
In addition to knitting, I also love crochet, spinning, dyeing, weaving, and newly, quilting. I also adore anything to do with food and cooking. I take many of my photos with my Nikon D5100 and Sigma 30mm f/1.4. I live in Toronto with my partner and a lot of yarn.
Email me at cosmicpluto at gmail dot com.