My grandmother taught me how to knit. This was a few years after I emigrated with my family from Habana to Miami.
Knitting, How to’s, Guest posts, and More. Events of the day.
You all, my Our Knitting Roots column has just appeared on Knitty, along with another pair of toe-up socks from the Middle East! Check it out. It may be difficult to look at a sock or mitten that you’ve made with your own hands and feel a connection to a group of people who seem […]
Hello all! For those of you who don’t know me, (which, I suspect will be many readers), I’m Sarah Dawn of Sarah Dawn Designs. I’m Toronto-based knitwear designer, and I’ve been in the knitwear design world for about a year now. Ok, but an obvious question, why am I writing a guest post on Donna’s […]
This year we journey together to explore our knitting roots and learn more about knitters and designers of many different backgrounds. As part of this project, I’ve created a series of guest posts to introduce you to designers who are women of color. In this post, the fifth post in the series, we meet Maxcine DeGouttes and learn about the Kings County […]
In the Our Knitting Roots Book Club, we are reading about Orenburg Lace knitters. The topic reminded me of this article that I wrote in 2006, when my book Arctic Lace first came out. So many of the knitting traditions we celebrate today were created to enable women to make money. Knitting Softens the Impact […]