A former knitting instructor, Californian Alana Dakos began designing knitwear in 2009 and has produced the Never Not Knitting pattern line ever since. Alana’s design aesthetic reflects a love of nature and textured stitches. Accessories are equally charming. There are darling sewing kits, too. Note: Patterns on the main site are on Ravelry.
“My main goal with my business is to have fun and learn more!” says designer and accessory maker Whitney Marie Anderson. “My second goal is to create things that showcase and celebrate the beauty of Black people. Since we are underrepresented in so many areas, I want to do my part to elevate and uplift our image in a positive way.”
WeeOnes makes the very cutest sculpted polymer clay stitch markers, from miniature food to a 2021 inauguration attendees set, only they’re all cats. Cicadas, hedgehogs, glow-in-the-dark jelly fish … all so clever and beautifully done. Polymer critter-topped hooks and needles, too, plus earrings.