Welcome to my knitting circle

Hello! I'm Kristin and I'm so happy you're here. I've been making and designing  Scandinavian knits for 30 years -- mostly for my family.  You may have seen my work on Instagram (@scandiwork) or on Ravelry, or maybe you're here because you bought my book, The Nordic Knitting Primer.

The very first knitting circle (which is a group of friends who knit together) I joined was in Salzburg on a study abroad. I've been part of many others since, and each has brought new friends, cherished memories, and lots of beautiful knits.  

Kristin Drysdale, knitting at Christmas

Knitting has brought so much joy to my life and to my family, and I'm excited to share it with you here on this site. Scandiwork finally has its own little home on the internet, and that's pretty exciting for me. I'm excited to have my own place to publish my work (all my patterns are available for purchase here -- except for those that are exclusive to my book). 

I believe the most important thing in knitting, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned expert, is to knit what you love. Find patterns you adore, and knit in colors that will make you excited to get dressed in the morning. Even beginners who have never knit a stitch in their lives can make a sweater they'll cherish forever, with the right techniques, a pattern they love, and a little bit of bravery. 

Mattie sweater

This is just the beginning for this little blog, but I look forward to sharing my favorite knitting tricks, inspiration behind my designs, and helpful tips to help my knitting patterns fit you (or the loved one you're knitting for!) exactly the way you hope they will. Thanks for joining me on this knitting journey - creating is more fun with friends. 

So, welcome, welcome, and thanks again for joining my knitting circle!