MichaelaKnits is run by handknitting designer Michaela Moores. Since entering the professional knitwear design world in 2010 I have been published in a wide variety of knitting magazines, including Knitty, Knitscene Accessories, Interweave Holiday Gifts and Knit Now Magazines. Through my designs I'm looking to create fun, unusual, modern and stylish knits, inspired by the quirkier side of high fashion. I love to add volume and play with soft, draping fabrics. You may know me for my original stitch patterns, and I do love to play with lace to create new and interesting shapes.
Originally from the English countryside by way of London and Edinburgh, I now live in Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp is a great place to live and work as a designer, and I'm surrounded by a mix of traditional Belgian culture and a wealth of experimental fashion labels including Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten and Haider Ackermann, all encompassing my love of twisting, draping fabrics and simple colours.
I live with my boyfriend Andrew and our two cats Joey and Elmo, and can be commonly found on Twitter showing them off. I love to cook, and you'll find the occaisional recipe for vegetarian food right here on the blog. I originally trained as I biologist, so look carefully and you might spot the odd nature post too!
All of my designs are listed on Ravelry, and you can check out my portfolio here, and see all of my self published designs here. Follow me on Twitter @MichaelaKnits, or on Ravelry as MichaelaKnits. Contact me via email on MichaelaATMichaelaknitsDOTcom, swapping out the AT with @ and DOT with a "." for pattern support and queries.
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