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February 13, 2021 2 min read

Fibre Arts Run in the Family

Lauren of Knit a Bit, Crochet Away, is a lawyer by day, designer and maker by night. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut with her husband, two sons, and a dog. When she’s not working or playing with yarn, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. Lauren learned how to knit when she was 10 years old, when her mother patiently taught her the basics. Knitting runs in her family, and she uses needles and notions from both of her grandmothers.

Lauren has always enjoyed creating clothing and began publishing her patterns in 2014. She began dyeing yarn a couple of years ago.  As Lauren told us, “I like being part of the full life cycle of a knit garment (…) I hope to keep moving down the supply chain and own alpacas one day!”

Yarns With Natural Inspiration

Lauren’s palette tends to be earthy and warm, inspired by nature and with names like Flora, Fern, Apple Picking, and Frozen Leaves.

“I generally stare at pretty, colorful pictures and blend dyes together until I get the perfect colorway. I’m constantly trying new dyeing techniques and styles to keep it fresh.”

Knit a Bit’s Retail Debut

Lauren has always sold her yarns and pattern exclusively via Instagram (@knitabitcrochetaway) and her website—we are so excited to be the first retail outlet to distribute her products! If you love her yarns, be sure to check out her Instagram, where she releases a new colourway every Saturday.

In 2021, Lauren hopes to create a pattern for a skirt and dye the yarn for it. She’s had a skirt design in mind for years, and we can’t wait to see it!