Thursday on the YarnThing Podcast: Kristen TenDyke!
Kristen TenDyke joins Marly to talk about how she got into knitting, crochet, designing, and publishing (don’t mind the snoring puppy!).
Kristen began as a graphic designer who learned to knit after seeing a newspaper ad for a graphic designer who knew how to knit. This inspired her to learn how. After teaching herself from Debbie Stoller’s Stitch and Bitch Nation, she saw the add again, applied and got the job as the graphic designer for Classic Elite Yarns. She eventually became one of their technical editors as well and began to design her own patterns.
Kristen has been published in Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Twist Collective and Knitty.com as well as with with various yarn companies such as Quince & Co., Berroco, O-Wool and Classic Elite Yarns. In addition to her individual patterns, Kristen has one book in print now, Finish Free Knits (my mom is making the sweater on the cover, it is awesome!).
She is also in the process of self-publishing her newest book, Knitting Maine. This book will be available this fall both in print (the publishing make possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign) and as an e-book. You can find both on Kristen’s website.
In addition to designing and tech editing, Kristen is learning to become a yoga instructor. Check her out if you are in her area soon!
Let’s not forget the giveaway! Leave a comment, making sure to include Kristen’s keyword, for a chance to win your very own copy of Finish Free Knits!
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