At AlderSign Designs I like to create signature designs that use modern techniques, flattering shapes and have a spark of something fun and interesting! Sometimes I design cute and fun amigurumi too.
I sell knit and crochet patterns, amigurumi kits and teach knit and crochet techniques. I have self-published three books: An Elven Reckoning, Beautiful Knits for Beautiful Sticks and Winter Blooms. My patterns have been published in Knit Now!, The Crochet Project, Knitty.com and in Bespoke book by Baa Ram Ewe and Rowan Yarns. Last year I was awarded new designer of the year by Knit Now! magazine.
Ann Kingstone Designs
Yorkshire designer Ann Kingstone loves to design tailored garments using innovative construction and knitting techniques. To date she has published 8 books, including three technique-focused manuals. She also specialises in researching and teaching about Yorkshire’s knitting heritage, running heritage-focused knitting breaks in the Yorkshire Dales.
Former Graphic Designer and Track & Field Heptathlete, Jimenez Joseph took up knitting after severely dislocating her knee joint. A simple gift of a ‘Learn To Knit’ kit sparked a curious interest that quickly became an obsession.
Since publishing her first pattern in 2011, her focus has been to design garments that she would want to wear. Her designs are inspired by the colours, composition and texture of yarns that she encounters, which then go towards developing into novel pieces.
Jimenez’s creative vision is backed up by the clarity and concision of her patterns, using her graphic communication skills to simplify even her most complex designs.