Meet Our July FiberFriend Poisongrrls

1. What is your name and where are you from?
Amy, from New York!
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2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn?
I have been knitting, sewing, and making art for most of my life. My grandmom taught me to knit at her kitchen table. I have inherited her supplies and I treasure them so much. It’s a great way for me to remember her by using her tools.
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3. What is your favorite project?
My favorite project is always a sweater! I love to make garments but short sleeved sweaters are my absolute favorite in true 1950’s style. I also love a turban, the style is so retro chic but also functional, and fun to knit!
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4. Who is your crafting inspiration?
Gretchen Hirsch – Gertie! She inspired me to begin designing so I might have sweaters and accessories to go with her gorgeous sewing patterns.

5. What advice would you give a fellow knitwear designer who has just begun her crafting journey?
My best advice is to knit other peoples patterns. It’s a great way to learn what you like and dislike about pattern writing, and to finesse your own style!
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6. How can we connect with you? 
You can find me on instagram: @poisongrrls and my patterns are available in Ravelry shop: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/poison-grrls

I am cohosting a knit-along for a great vintage inspired basic sweater top, Beauty School! https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beauty-school , we cast on July 23 and there will be some really great prizes!

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Thank you Amy!

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