What Is a Feral Knitter?In 2003 I was setting up a Fair Isle color study sub-group of the Seattle Knitters Guild. A non-knitting friend, overhearing the discussion, asked me, apprehension thick in her voice, "Janine, WHAT is a feral knitter?" The name stuck. A feral knitter is someone who loves color knitting, playing with color combinations and garment shapes, and learning about construction and fit.
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I am an avid Fair Isle knitter and designer, and I love playing with colors—as many as possible! My knitting life began about 20 years ago when I read a profile of Meg Swansen. She and Elizabeth Zimmermann generously shared their knitting knowledge and philosophy of fearless exploration through their books, articles, and videos. I’ve been lucky to take many classes on color theory and knitting techniques as I’ve explored the fascinating world of stranded colorwork knitting.
I created Feral Knitter so I could provide the Shetland wool yarn, patterns, and information that people need to knit their own stranded garments, whether traditional or wild, subdued or saturated, from a pattern or self-designed. And I love teaching people how to design their own individual garments!