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Swanky Emu Knits


Sarah at Swanky Emu Knits is doing something revolutionary. Every pattern comes with a spreadsheet to calculate the pattern in your exact measurements, no matter how large or small. Sarah is a self-described “happily queer, unapologetically fat, vintage-loving, goofy, process knitter. … I first learned knitting, embroidery, and sewing skills as a child and have never lost my enthusiasm for handmade things. My absolute favorite is the combination of the practical and the beautiful.” In addition to designing, Sarah teaches her flexible, inclusive sizing method to other designers so that they can translate their own garment designs.

Sample Pattern Gallery

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Below are photos of a few representative patterns (with direct links to pattern pages) to give you a sense of the designer's work.
  • Short-sleeve stockinette top with garter stitch accents across shoulders and at edges.
    The Winter Tee
  • Colorwork cowl in two colors with thin lines of opposite color in each band.
  • Colorful striped sweater with a bit of colorwork geometric patterning in some stripes.
  • Spreadsheet customizes pattern to any size body.
    Fully customizable sizing

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