Welcome to KnitterDitter.com!

Hi. I’m Cheryl and I’m a knitaholic. My husband calls me “Knitter Ditter, ” hence the name of this site. I make handknit garments for myself and my family. Recently, I have decided to take this craft online and share it with you.

My grandma taught me all kinds of crafty things as a young girl. I had a tiny real working Singer sewing machine and I made lots of Barbie clothes and other fun things. I remember my aunt teaching me to sew a button on a garment. I also learned embroidery and I won a contest in Bluebirds for one of my pictures. My mom still has it displayed in her house. Grandma taught me to knit and crochet too. Whenever I knit something, I think of her. I still have the blankets she made for my babies and they always bring a smile to my face. Back then, my knitting left a lot to be desired. Of course we didn’t have the luxurious fibers to work with either. At least I didn’t. So I put knitting aside for for a while while I pursued other crafts. Several years ago I was inspired to pick up the needles again and I have never stopped. Although I was shown how to do various crafts, I learned a lot from books. Books refreshed my memory of certain stitches and taught me new ones. Barbara Walker’s “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns” has been invaluable.

These days, everywhere I look I am inspired to try a new stitch pattern;  from a sweater someone is wearing, to a picture in a magazine or an item in a store.  And there are so many patterns that others have created, I am inspired to try them all and create my own! So little time! My Ravelry page shows a lot of what I have been up to.

There is something so safisfying abut creating. I have learned so much about knitting over the years, and I love it. I want to share that knowledge with my readers.  Knitting can be soothing, and at times frustrating. I’d love to hear about your success or frustrations. If you are frustrated, let me help you out of that tangled mess. If you are in a “happy knit place” share that with me too! This site is a growing repository of links to books, articles and blog posts from some of my favorite designers. I will also share my process and I hope to encourage you to pick up the needles and create!

On Ravelry I am CherylsKnits and I design under the name KnitterDitter.

Check out some of my finished products and other handmade things I love on my shop page.

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