At The Wool Monty we’ve created a special Designer Area, where you can pop along and meet some of the most exciting knitting and crochet designers around!
You’ll be able to head to the Designer Area to browse and buy patterns, see samples, get advice, have a chat or maybe even get a selfie!
Check out the designers we have lined up below, and keep an eye on this page to see if your favourite gets added.
For about 20 years, Jimenez was a keen athlete, competing in Heptathlons (7 track & field events). She discovered knitting while convalescing after a severe knee injury forced her to quit athletics altogether. Knitting then became her new obsession.
Her day job as a graphic designer enabled her to progress to designing her own knits. Her designs explore shape, colour, texture and novelty, while at the same time, offering simplicity in their construction. Her patterns are customisable in many ways, which gives greater value for money. Her “ByeLine” pattern is a popular top that has seen many modifications by knitters all over the world.
As an impatient knitter, she makes use of the Addi Express circular knitting machine for quick projects. She currently has 6 patterns dedicated to this tool and loves to explore its potential to do much more than just knit hats! When she is not knitting… she is knitting… or playing tennis! LOL! She lives in the Surrey Hills with her patient husband and understanding daughter! ❤
Since starting her design career over ten years ago Sue has developed her quirky style with an eye for detail. Sue always has a new idea up her sleeve, whether it is a cute and cuddly toy or a sweater with attitude. Recently, following the success of the ‘Knitting and Gin’ pin badge Sue has run two sell out Pin Badge clubs, plans are afoot for a third which will launch in June.
Nathan Taylor (aka Sockmatician on Ravelry, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter) is a knitwear designer, knitting teacher, and popular podcaster on YouTube. He has had patterns published in the following magazines: Knit Now!; Vogue Knitting; Rib; and The Knitter, and in the book Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps 2. The majority of his patterns, however, can be purchased individually on http://www.ravelry.com.
Autumn 2018 saw the publication of his first book, GUYS KNIT, a beginner’s knitting manual, aimed specifically at encouraging and representing men in the fibre-craft community.
He is most known for his work in developing and designing patterns using the Double-Knitting technique, and he has given classes in the subject all over the UK, Europe, America, New Zealand, and Australia, in locations ranging from the smallest local yarn shop, to North America’s largest sheep and wool festival, Rhinebeck in New York.
As well as teaching his flagship beginners’ DK class, and more advanced classes in the field (DK Lace, and DK Shaping techniques, Nathan also gives classes in many other aspects of knitting, including Knit Nerdism, Cuff-Down Socks for Beginners, Patterning a Sock, Double-Knitted Brioche, and Strantarsia (a brand new technique he has pioneered himself for adding a localised patch of stranded colourwork to a project worked in the round.)
He is also an accomplished musical theatre actor, having appeared in many shows in the West End, but that’s his other life, and a story for another time.
My name is Kunbi, the maker behind Handmade by Kunbi. I am a knit and crochet designer who loves creating fun patterns and design. My absolute favourite thing to knit is a sweater and my fave thing to crochet is a toss between baby blankets and cowls.
I work as a medical writer in my day job and live in Basingstoke, Hampshire with my husband and two daughters. I’m a coffee lover who loves to read, listen to music and hang out with my family. I’ve been powerlifting for nearly five years and hope to finally compete in my first powerlifting meet this year. I enjoy laughing all the laughs and making people laugh. I look forward to meeting lots of crafters!