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Enjoy these web sites which provide information about the work done by many different knitting designers!

Artika Designs star[offsite link]
Online home of Linda Jackson, a multi-talented designer for hand and machine knitting, as well as other fiber arts. Learn more about her designs and ordering information from the links at the top of the page. There´s also a nice selection of links, and Linda´s own hints and tips for machine and handknitting, plus a free listing service for contract knitters/needle artists in the United Kingdom. Products shipped from the UK (there is also a listing of overseas suppliers on the ordering pages).

ArtyYarns star[offsite link]
Knitting Designer Iris Schreier site.

Buffalo Girl Designs star[offsite link]
The Zen of Socks DVD, note cards for knitters "We make smart knitters laugh", tiny sock ornaments, baby lambs note cards. Created by a knitter!

Canadian Knitwear Designers and Artisans star[offsite link]
Canada is home to Brenda Zuk, Lucy Neatby, and many more terrific knitwear designers. Visit CKDA´s members page to discover the talent north of the 49th Parallel.

ChicKnits star[offsite link]
Who says knitting is just for grannies? Certainly not Bonnie Burns, who bills her site as, "Modern Ideas for Modern Knitters." She´s got a great collection of free, fun and fabulous sweater and accessory patterns, tips, great links and more. Check out her gallery of personal projects as well. Who says you can´t surf and knit at the same time?!?

Dawn Brocco Knitwear Designs star[offsite link]
Everything from socks to a felted pillbox hat with a brim, patterns are very resonably priced.

Erica Thompson star[offsite link]
Based out of the United Kingdom, Erica is both a machine knitwear and sewing designer, and is often called upon to give workshops on her techniques. Find about more about this talented lady at her website.

Galina Gorjainova star[offsite link]
Lots of knitting examples here to get you inspired.

Garn Studio/Drops Designs star[offsite link]
Currently there are three women´s sweaters and a sock pattern available in the English section of this European site. All include pictures. To view other designs (available in Danish, Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian), click on the "Home" link, and pick the language and links of your choice.

HeartStrings Fiber Arts star[offsite link]
Designer Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer carries a lovely selection fo original lace, sock and garment patterns, plus gorgeous yarns, interesting gifts, and more. Lots to savour at her website, so pay her a visit!

Jacqs Hats star[offsite link]
Wearable art for your head, also offers a new product called soak for your wool.

Jane Thornley star[offsite link]
Refreshing knitting designs, lots of textures.

Jean Moss Handknits star[offsite link]
Popular British designer Jean Moss has authored several books, and continues to design, write, teach, while hosting several tours and workshops each year. Visit her website to learn more, and take a look at her terrific designs. Many can be ordered via her website (look for special offers on the "Jean´s News" page).

Jo Newton Designs star[offsite link]
Based out of the UK, Jo designs motifs suitable for punchcard and electronic machine knitting. Her range of designs is extensive, everything from dog breeds to Zodiac signs, so stop by Jo´s website to view the collection.

Jo Sharp star[offsite link]
Australian designer known worldover for her innovative styles and yarn line. View her patterns, books and yarns online, and find a retailer near you.

Kid´s Knits star[offsite link]
Some lovely intermediate and advanced knitting projects are available here. See the great tutorial on steeks.

Knit Hats star[offsite link]
Constance Willems lots of very interesting hats.

Maddy Craft star[offsite link]

Maggie´s Rags star[offsite link]
Maggie, aka Margaret K.K. Radcliffe is a US designer with a nice portfolio of children´s and adults sweater and clothing patterns. View available patterns online, enjoy some free patterns and knitting tips, and find a retailer in your area at her site.

Needle Card star[offsite link]
A card to help you keep track of the needles you own. Makes a nice gift.

Northern Watters Knitwear star[offsite link]
In an age when most manufacturers strive to cut costs and improve efficiency it has become their goal to be about a hundred years behind the rest.

Philosopher´s Wool Company star[offsite link]
Canadian company offering their own line of sweater designs in kit form, plus a selection of wool and other knitting-related products. View/order their products online, or visit their retail listings to find a store near you.

Posh Frocks star[offsite link]
Web home for UK machine knitwear designer Ann Brown. Offers secure, online ordering for patterns and yarn, plus pattern freebies and more. International orders welcome.

SHE Knits star[offsite link]
Online home of Susan Essler. Browse patterns available for purchase, and enjoy a few free ones as well. Nice links section.

Tricksy Knitting Chart star[offsite link]
Chart making program, free for your use. Check it out.

White Lies Designs star[offsite link]
Joan McGowan-Michael is well-known for her romantic vintage-inspired women´s designs available in a wide range of sizes (many up to 60" chest size). She has branched out to include children and men´s pieces as well. View/order patterns, kits, books and accessories online. Ships from California, international customers welcome. Free patterns too!

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