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Angela Hahn
I create patterns for knitters who enjoy the process AND want a final product that has been designed with fashion, fit and flattery in mind. Most of my patterns are intermediate in difficulty, with some suitable for the adventurous novice knitter. Texture and lace worked in unexpected directions, unusual methods of shaping, and decreases and increases worked into stitch patterns - these are some of the elements that inspire my designs.
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The most important takeaway from this post: DO NOT get carpal tunnel surgery until you've looked into whether that tingling and numbness in your fingers is caused by something else! Read on: Do you sometimes have tingling and/or numbness in... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Knititude
In 2014, shortly after my Wrought Iron Tote pattern was published in Knitting Architecture, Tanis Gray's collection of architecture-inspired designs, I realized that I had omitted the instructions for the contrasting strap edging (an attached I-cord). So I emailed Tanis,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Knititude
This photo tutorial is part of my Gibson Cardigan free pattern on, but I thought I would also put it on my website, because I really like this technique. It creates a neat, sturdy buttonhole and is completed within... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Knititude
The cable/lace panels that accent the Haddonfield Tank from Knitted Tanks and Tunics have to be among my favorite stitch patterns ever. I found one of them in a Japanese stitch dictionary, and fell in love with its movement and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Knititude
The Sedalia* Tank from Knitted Tanks and Tunics has lots of knitterly details that I really enjoyed incorporating into the design (but they do make this project a better choice for an experienced than a novice knitter). The simple lace... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Knititude
The focal point of the Galena Tank is the unusual lace yoke, which is worked sideways, not in the round. I found the original stitch pattern of lace circles in Barbara Walker's Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns awhile ago, and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Knititude
(photo: Crissy Jarvis) The Prickly Pear sleeveless tank pattern is now available at Twist Collective! It's a great quick knit for warm weather, and can be worn on its own or layered over another top. The hem hits just above... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Knititude
I wore the Marietta Tank for the author photo on the back cover of Knitted Tanks and Tunics. It is one of my favorite designs in the book, but I decided to wear it (and not one of the other... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Knititude
I'm glad that the Astoria Tunic graces the cover of Knitted Tanks and Tunics; I really like the fun retro feel of the high rounded collar and the center front pleat, and I also think that the A-line shape and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Knititude
The Bethel Tank is one of the three projects in Knitted Tanks and Tunics that uses more than one color of yarn (the others are the Roanoke Tank and the Beverly Tank)-- but the only one that uses the stranded... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Knititude
The Roanoke Tank, another design from Knitted Tanks and Tunics, is unique in its design and construction, but also showcases a very special yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns' Drama. Drama is 100% linen, sport weight, machine washable AND dryable (more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Knititude
The Sayre Tank came about because I was trying to create a design that used a minimal amount of yarn-- hence the lace panels at the top of the front and back, the close fit, and the slightly cropped length.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Knititude
photo copyright Tom Moore Studios The process I used to design the Bellingham Tank was very unusual for me! But then it's also quite different from the other designs in Knitted Tanks and Tunics: I love to use cabled, lace... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Knititude
The Yuma Tunic may seem impractical-- one-shouldered?? All lace?? Balancing a baby on one hip while wearing Yuma may not be for everyone.... On the other hand, it's simpler than you might think to knit, it's quite flattering, and you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Knititude
An alert knitter has informed me that there is an error in the Truro Hat crown decreases. For the version of the pattern purchased before today (March 31st, 2018), Decrease round 3 should be omitted, and Decrease round 4 should... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Knititude
The Greenville Tank, one of the 21 designs in my new book Knitted Tanks and Tunics, has three unusual features, all of which combine to create a top with a very flattering fit. The first feature is the corded accent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Knititude
The Sheridan Tank is another design from my new book, Knitted Tanks and Tunics. It's worked in Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay, a blend of 50% cotton and 50% superwash merino wool. It features an unusual cabled pattern on the front... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Knititude
Classic Elite Yarns (CEY) is one of my favorite yarn companies; over the years I've used their yarns in many of my designs, including the Anjou sleeveless top (Provence), the Dayflower Camisole (Premiere), the Wisteria Child's Dress (Provence), and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Knititude
Head over to Tanis Knits for the first stop on the blog tour for Knitted Tanks and Tunics; you can read her interview questions and check out some never-before-published photos of the book garments (all copyright Tom Moore Studios). AND... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Knititude
Here we are, almost ten months since I posted about going to the photo shoot for Knitted Tanks and Tunics, my first book of knitting patterns, and the release date for the book is finally, almost, here! The book can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Knititude
The March 2018 issue of Twist Collective has gone live, and includes my Farnia Cardigan! This cardi features one of my most-loved textured stitch patterns, "Hearts of Oak" from Barbara Walker's Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns ("Farnia" is Italian for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at Knititude
My Savannah Pullover appears in the new Knitscene Spring 2018. It's worked in Berroco Elba, which happens to be the yarn I suggested (doesn't always work that way!), and which I absolutely love-- it's a cotton tape yarn, and the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Knititude
Now available: the Lisdoonvarna Scarf or Shawl pattern. I created this design for the May Classic box from, a monthly (or bimonthly) yarn club; you can purchase one of their yarn subscriptions and receive two skeins of carefully chosen,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Knititude
Did you know that photographers might take THOUSANDS of photos in a single day's work? I knew they took a lot, but not that many! Anyway, Tom Moore emailed me a few of the photos he took during the day... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Knititude
I'm going to put off the follow-up to last week's post (on making good yarn choices while learning new knitting techniques), because a couple of days ago I went to my first photo shoot! It was for my book of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Knititude