Knit Red Book
Jimmy Beans Wool is proud to present Knit Red, an instant classic and must
have coffee table knitting treasure for every knitter. This book contains 30
fabulously red garments and accessories designed and donated by celebrity
designers who openly share their personal experiences with Heart Disease
and tips on how they stay heart healthy!
See new designs from a long list of amazing designers! (Sorted
alphabetically by last name)
Debbie Bliss – One of the foremost designers and authors of hand knitting
patterns in both the UK and US, Debbie’s remarkable talent for design covers
the breadth of adults to children.
Jared Flood is a Brooklyn-based knitwear designer and photographer. His
latest adventure has been designing an artisanal line of American Wool yarn,
Kieran Foley – The creative genius behind Knit/Lab, Kieran’s experimental
designs are often inspired by natural patterns and traditional textiles.
Norah Gaughan currently the design director at Berroco, Norah is known for
her amazing pattern booklets and fun geometric designs.
Jeanne Giles – Formally of 2Askew Designs, Jeanne is a Nevada native now
designing under Battle Born Knits. She is a world traveler, lover of mischief
and recent raw food enthusiast!
Tanis Gray – Resides in Washington DC. Former Yarn Editor for Soho
Publishing, she now teaches knitting workshops and designing for major yarn
Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton started her career in New York during the early
80’s designing for the better knitting magazines and a private clientele. After
her move to Sweden her artistic creativity evolved even further, leading her
to eventual creation of her own line of yarn, Heaven’s Hands.
Kim Hargreaves – A multi-talented knitwear designer, Kim managed the
Rowan brand for 20 years creating hundreds of individual designs, master-
minding the fashion stories for the magazines and styling the photographs
that inspired so many to knit.
Sarah Hatton – After gaining a degree in fashion, Sarah entered the world of
professional hand knitting where she has worked for over 10 years with
famous brands that include Rowan, Patons, Sirdar and Sublime.
Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmrich is an avid knitter, knitwear designer, knitting
shop employee, doggie-mom, organic food grower, and recent chicken
owner! She currently is designing under Marinade Designs.
Kit Hutchin is a co-owner of Churchmouse Yarns and Teas based a short
ferry ride from Seattle. Kit manages a spectacular LYS as well as heads up
the genius design team responsible for all of the breathtaking Churchmouse
Daniela Johannsenova is based in Cologne, Germany. Daniela is an indie
designer and has managed her own yarn shop, Maschenkunst, since 2006.
Andrea Jurgrau is the designer behind Bad Cat Designs, which are unique
but also classically elegant. Andrea is based in New York and prides herself
on her meticulous instructions.
Barry Klein is the owner of Trendsetter Yarns and one of the biggest
sensations in the knitting industry. Barry has been named one of the top 10
most influential men in the world of knitting.
Maie Landra – Co-founder of Koigu Yarns, Maie designs beautiful one of a
kind garments that exude a whirlwind of colors.
Cecily G. MacDonald – From the cool coastal state of Maine, Cecily continues
to make us swoon and aww with each of her precious and timeless designs.
Trisha Malcolm launched her publishing career as crafts editor for the
Australian edition of Family Circle magazine, then held key positions at
McCall’s Needlework & Crafts and the Butterick Company. She is currently
Vice President/Editorial Director for Soho Publishing Co., where she oversees
Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Knit.1, Yarn Market News, Cutting Edge and
Adorn magazines, as well as book development for Sixth & Spring Books.
Deborah Newton has been a knitwear designer in Providence RI for almost
30 years. She has been called the “Julia Childs” of knitting for her
remarkable ability to turn complex ideas into simple steps for all of us.
Ann Norling – Marge Ann Norling-Okuley has been a yarn sales
representative in Northern California and Northern Nevada for many years,
while simultaneously creating simple yet classic garment and accessory
Deborah Norville – Veteran journalist Deborah has been anchor of Inside
Edition since March 1995. In 2009, Deborah shared her lifelong love of fiber
arts with The Deborah Norville Collection, a line of fine yarns for hand knitting
and crocheting, along with her companion book, Knit With Deborah Norville.
Melissa Morgan Oakes is famous for ending the drudgery of the second sock
by showing knitters how to cast on and knit two socks at one time on one
long circular needle! She can often be found teaching classes at a variety of
LYS around the country.
Michele Orne is a partner and knit design director for Swans Island. She is
excited to be developing a line of all-natural hand dyed yarns and timeless
patterns inspired by classic favorites and daily life along the coast of Maine.
Iris Schreier is one of the founders of Artyarns as well as a published
designer. The luxurious hand-painted fibers featured in her unique patterns
and designs are developed by Iris and are available through her company
Diane Soucy – Based in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Diane, mother of
Knitting Pure and Simple, continues to create simple and beautiful hand knit
clothing and accessory patterns.
Martin Storey designs the Classic range of brochures, which includes
knitwear for men, women, children and babies, as well as accessories and
Debbie Stoller is a New York Times best-selling American author, publisher
and feminist pundit who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Debbie is also the
co-founder, co-owner, and editor-in-chief of BUST magazine, authored the
Stitch ‘N Bitch series and recently launched her own yarn line, Stitch Nation
by Debbie Stoller.
Amy Swenson – Knitting and crochet designer behind Indigirl, Amy’s
flattering garment designs are characterized by seamless and unique
Ysolda Teague – The young indie Scottish sweetheart, Ysolda has published
popular designs in Twist Collective and Knitty. She enjoys sharing her design
process, inspiration, adventures and the occasional recipe.
Stephen West- is a designer currently based in Amsterdam, studying dance
while knitting and dreaming up new designs constantly.
Knit Red will be available in June of 2012