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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!