Francoise is a Franco-Maori, American-Australian knitwear designer, and coach living in Osaka, Japan. Her designs draw influence from her Maori heritage, where she transforms the myths, legends, and other stories into stitches and connect them to the story of why we make. Through this recreation, her work aims to remember the past and strengthen the future for the Maori culture and people, while enriching the present knitting community. Follow her on Instagram @arohaknits.
Francoise designed the Good Fortune Cowl pattern, featured in the 2020 Knitter’s Planner.
Meghan has a BFA in Fibers and Textiles, she designs knitwear full-time and loves to create tutorials to accompany her patterns. She lives in the Inland Northwest with her husband, 4 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 8 chickens. You can find more of her work at LittleNutMegProductions.com. Follow her on Instagram @meghanjoneslnmp.
Meghan designed the Secret Treasure Shawl pattern, featured in the 2020 Knitter’s Planner.
Angela is a designer, teacher, mother, and food lover living in New Jersey. Her knit designs have been published in numerous magazines, books, and through yarn companies. Angela enjoys knitting, weaving, sewing, and making pottery. She loves to teach, you can find her knitting and weaving classes at MyBluprint.com and Interweave.com. Follow her on Instagram @atongdesigns.
Angela designed the Retro Kerchief and Mitts pattern, as well as contributed the Retro Openwork stitch block pattern, both included in the 2020 Knitter’s Planner.
Alison is the manager of Berroco’s design department. She has been working in the knitting industry since 2002, as a designer, tech editor, and teacher. In her free time she enjoys singing and playing music, using tarot cards (for reflection more than for divination), and being the slowest athlete at CrossFit. She lives in Providence, RI with her partner John and her cat Abraham. Follow her on Instagram @alisongrnknits.
Alison designed the Hilma Hat pattern, as well as contributed the Hilma cables stitch block patterns, all three included in the 2020 Knitter’s Planner.
Contributing Designers of Stitch Block Patterns
Allison LoCicero (Harebell Lace)
Annika Andrea Wolke (Chains)
Casey Hendrickson (Braided Cables)
Cathryn Johnson (Twist Cable)
Corrina Ferguson (Daisy Star)
Dana Gervais (Wheat Ear)
Gaye Glasspie (Rich Man’s Garter)
Janita Meriläinen (Diagonal Knit & Purl)
Jessica Anderson (Snowflakes)
Kay Hopkins (Rugged Trees)
Megan Charlton (3-Color Linen)
Meghan Jones (Geometric Openwork, Checkerboard Openwork)
Megan Williams (Traveling Texture)
Pamela Becker (Seeded Rib)
Stephanie Palmer (Basketweave)
Tabetha Hedrick (Wavy Openwork, Openwork on the Bias)
Tânia Neves (Be(e) Sweet)
Tif Neilan (Herringbone)
Xandy Peters (Zipper)