It’s time for the second episode of Any Stitch Will Get You There, and I am so excited to chat with Allyson from The Sweatshop of Love, Holla Knits, the show Yarn Talk, and the soon to be published Midwestern Knits – the girl stays busy!
Scroll through a sampling of her designs:
Allyson and I chatted one sweltering afternoon – actually, many afternoons! I had so many technical difficulties, but I finally got her amazing thoughts on video. She talks about where she gets her best ideas, knitting in bars, and finding your own tribe of weirdos.
You can find Allyson all over the internet – go say hi!
Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear, and knit.purl magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program.
Allyson is coeditor of the book Midwestern Knits, and has multiple how to videos produced by Interweave/F&W available at Craft Daily and Interweave.com. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and is creator and editor of the online knitting magazine Holla Knits.
What was your favorite part of the interview? Any fun or interesting moments? (Does anyone else use their couch as a desk??)