Barbara Benson (@tumpedduck)
I design knitwear for hand knitting. My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I love a small project because it means I can conceivably get it done within a month or two, instant gratification on a knitting timeline. Also, I despise weaving in ends. If I can get away with only one or two skeins of yarn then I have fewer ends to weave in.
I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting; be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes. I try to keep things fun but also make sure that the fun doesn’t get in the way of the knitter ending up with a finished object that they love.