Anna Davis' Profile
My passion for hand-knitting and designing knit textiles started when I was in college. I was studying Fine Art & Design in the U.K. - absolutely, utterly determined to be a painter...until the day I walked into the fashion design department's supply closet.
It was like time stopped and I just stood there mesmerized. It was full of the most gorgeous yarns in every color of the rainbow. All different textures. In balls, on large cones. My brain went into overdrive imagining of all the lovely things I could design. If I only I could remember how to knit!
I taught myself everything from books: How to read patterns, charting, cables, stranding, intarsia, finishing techniques...and pretty soon I was creating my own designs. And people were actually stopping me in the street asking where I bought that sweater, and whether I did…
- Joined May 15, 2012