Any Stitch Will Get You There

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!

Sweatshop of Love
Holla Knits
Midwestern Knits
Yarn Talk

AllysonDykhuizenHeadShot 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 She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and is creator and editor of the online knitting magazine Holla Knits.

Follow Allyson on twitter @AllysonKnits, The Sweatshop of Love on facebook, and AllysonDykhuizen on instagram, and email her at

What was your favorite part of the interview? Any fun or interesting moments? (Does anyone else use their couch as a desk??)

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One thought on “Any Stitch Will Get You There: Ep. 2 with Allyson Dykhuizen

  1. Jenneke

    Hi Kristin,

    I like Allyson’s designs. They look simple but eligant. So any knitter could make them.
    I mean it doesn’t matter if your a beginner or an intermediate knitter. I see a lot that I can learn from her.
    I especially liked the part about her teacher and being part of the weardo’s. I think that it when I was 11 or 12 I was the weardo in school. I knew how to knit and we had to make fingerpuppets. And I was the only one who knew how to knit. So I helped the others to finish they’re projects. Very fun but at the same time very weird.
    And my couch is my desk when I knit. 😉

    I really liked the interview and your site!

    Greetings Jenneke


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