5 min­utes with

Simply Knitting - - Yarn Community - JEN ARNALLCULLIFORD

We meet meet the won­der­ful woman be­hind top blog and yarn busi­ness, A C Knitwear Tell us about A C Knitwear We started o as a tech­ni­cal edit­ing busi­ness – check­ing pat­terns for de­sign­ers and pub­lish­ers – but last year we pub­lished our first book, A

Year of Tech­niques, and we are now run­ning our book and yarn busi­ness full-time. We en­cour­age knit­ters to be more ad­ven­tur­ous and try new tech­niques, from our books and yarn to our YouTube chan­nel and Rav­elry group.

What will we find on­line? Our site in­cludes all of our video tu­to­ri­als and how-to blog posts, as well as our shop where you will find books, yarn and ac­ces­sories to help grow your skills.

What are you work­ing on? I’ve just fin­ished putting to­gether the pho­to­shoot for our most re­cent col­lec­tion – which we’ve re­leased as an e-book. I had to put to­gether out­fits to go with each of the de­signs and fin­ish up swatches for the photo tu­to­ri­als. We are cov­er­ing he­li­cal knit­ting, which is a tech­nique that I ab­so­lutely love and it is the first book on the sub­ject. What has start­ing your own com­pany been like? It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing to run our own busi­ness, but it’s also scary. I of­ten wake up in the night think­ing about de­tails of books, or shows, or things I need to do. I ab­so­lutely love it, but it is to­tally im­pos­si­ble to switch o from! How can we get in­volved with A C Knitwear? Join one of our knit-alongs in our busy Rav­elry group. We run them through­out the year and they cover all sorts of tech­niques. Our group is so en­cour­ag­ing and en­abling, I just wish I had more time to knit along too. Where can we find out more? Web­site www.ack­nitwear.co.uk

Rav­elry group www.rav­elry.com/groups/ ar­nall-cul­li­ford-knitwear YouTube chan­nel JenACKnitwear In­sta­gram JenACKnitwear

Find Jen’s new he­li­cal cowl de­sign in her lat­est e-book, out now!

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