Meet Kristen from Studio Knit
Kristen McDonnell created Studio Knit, a joyful knitting brand that ignites a creative spark and can-do attitude for all knitters. Through all of her stitch patterns, video tutorials, and projects, Kristen strives to empower and encourage knitters to get inspired, try new things, and celebrate the singularity of every piece of work created with your own two hands.
Her latest published book, Knit Stitch: 50 Knit + Purl Patterns, gives you 50 unique hand-knit designs. Easily understand exactly how to create each texture stitch-by-stitch with chart diagrams and written instructions to knit both flat and in the round. Rated 5 Stars on Amazon and Etsy!
Kristen’s technical knowledge and cheerful nature make her tutorials and projects easy to follow and fun to execute. No two projects and no two students are alike, and Kristen delights in the journey of becoming a confident, proud knitter. New creators embrace the connection and community she’s created and celebrated the hope and love created by each and every piece of handwork.
FOR BUSINESS INQUIRIES ONLY
Please do not email directly for knitting and craft questions. Unfortunately, I am unable to respond to the influx of pattern requests, suggestions, and questions individually.
If you’d like even more great knitting ideas, please make sure you join my mailing list. Subscribing to my YouTube channel Studio Knit is another easy way for us to stay connected and help support my work for free.
BOOK SIGNING: Meet Studio Knit at Stitches West
DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2020
TIME: 1pm – 2pm
LOCATION: STITCHES WEST – Imagiknit’s Booth #317
Santa Clara Convention Center – 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
RSVP: Save Event in Facebook
I’m excited to announce my first Book Signing at Stitches West! My favorite local yarn shop Imagiknit invited me to sign copies of my new Knit Stitch Pattern Book at their booth. Please let me know if you plan to attend so we can take selfies together!
MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Featured on Television News – KTVU Channel 2 San Francisco
Window Display at Imagiknit
My Pumpkin Patch Forest enjoyed its second life as a harvest window display in my favorite local yarn shop ImagiKnit in San Francisco throughout the month of November.
Featured in First for Women Magazine
It was so much fun to be visited by First for Women magazine here at Studio Knit. As an independent knitting teacher and YouTuber, receiving mainstream national press goes beyond my wildest dreams for my professional adventures.
Book Release: Knit Stitch Book: 50 Knit + Purl Patterns by Author Kristen McDonnell
My new Knit Stitch Book gives you 50 unique hand-knit designs. Easily understand exactly how to create each texture stitch-by-stitch with chart diagrams and written pattern instructions to knit both flat and in the round. Now available with free shipping worldwide!
Guest Speaker and Teacher at Pinterest Headquarters
Kristen taught knitting at the annual employee conference in its San Francisco headquarters.
Fall 2018 Bernat Stitch Along with JOANN
I’m excited to be the new Knitting Host of the Bernat Stitch Along with JOANN. I’ve been looking to share some larger projects as a community and this is the perfect opportunity for us to create three wonderful knitting projects together!
Winner of YouTube’s NextUp Class of 2016
April 2016 – #YTNextUp Playlist
Kristen was selected among hundreds of channels to train hands-on with the experts at YouTube Space LA.
Featured among Best YouTube Channel Ideas for Women by Video Influencers
May 17, 2017
“Kristen has put an awesome channel together here all about knitting. And we love these types of channels because again it illustrates the power of focus.”
Named among the 7 Great DIY YouTube Channels to Follow by The Daily Basics
February 21, 2016
“Kristen and her channel Studio Knit feature easy-to-follow instructions, quick knit projects, and some fun crafty ideas everyone can make!”
Named among Best Knitting Feeds on Instagram & YouTube by Mashfeed
October 27, 2015
“Studio Knit posts cute and fun videos, highlighting knitting how-tos, tips and fun projects. Knitting is certainly less intimidating with this channel.”
Named among Five Emerging Crafts/DIY Channels on YouTube by Video Ink
February 15, 2015
“A member of the Knitting Guild Association and The American Craft Council, Kristen, who runs this channel, shows viewers how to make anything from a knitted calendar to a yarn wreath. She also features videos that lay out the basics of knitting.”
Featured among Best Instructional YouTube Knitting Videos in YouTutorial Knitting Book by Tessa Evelegh, Carlton Publishing Group
“This tutorial shows how easy, fun and quick i-cords are to knit. They turn out as tiny tubes that you can knit as long as you want. Although they are technically knitted in the round, this video shows how they are worked on just two double-pointed needles.”