hi im laurenHey there!  I’m Lauren, the girl behind Girly Knits and the Knitting is Awesome blog.  I’m here to share my love for knitting with you through inspiration, patterns, tutorials, and more!

Here you will find beginner friendly, stylish, customizable, oh-so-cute knitting patterns that are tons of fun to make.  With lots of pretty pictures and helpful links to tutorials in each and every pattern, your experience knitting a Girly Knits pattern is sure to be awesome!  You will also find free YouTube tutorials and my favorite knitting resources here to build on your knitting skills.

You may recognize me as the grand prize winner of the first ever knitting reality competition “The Fiber Factor”!  You may also have seen me as a guest on Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell in episode #1307 “Boy Meets Girl”, where I talked about how to add feminine touches to your knitting and did a demonstration on how to knit a bow.

Why did I decide to start designing knitting patterns?  When I was in college, I had the hardest time finding knitting patterns that I wanted to knit and wear.  I wanted to knit a fabulous new sweater that people would ask where I got, a sassy new dress for the next time I went out with my girlfriends, a sparkly knitted bikini because you know, that sounded fun!  Amidst my frustration with what was out there I started plotting out my own designs.

Those early days of designing my own knitwear led me to discover my passion for fashion and design.  Fast forward to today, I’ve been working as a professional fashion designer in NYC for the past 10 years, specializing in juniors, girls, and intimate apparel.  While designing for a big company is wonderful, I always aspired to have a special line of my own.  My first love has always been knitting, and it finally hit me that I needed to be the knitwear designer who I wished existed growing up (and today!)  Girly Knits was started in 2011, and is all about fun, fashion, color, humor, and bringing out your girly cuteness!  I hope you enjoy my designs, and please do let me know if there’s more you would like to see!

ezzy sleeping on a yarn ball

Have a question?  Please don’t hesitate to reach out!  You can reach me at girlyknits@gmail.com.

Happy Knitting!


P.S. That is my cat Ezzy. She loves yarn just as much as I do 😉

P.P.S. If you want to learn even more (and see Ezzy balance on a yarn ball!), I made a fun “About Me” video for The Fiber Factor that you can check out here.

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