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Published on January 15th, 2016 | by Angie

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Hannah Fettig’s knitwear picks

We all know what we like – but what do designers like? In this new mini-series, some of knitting’s most popular designers fess up to their knitting wish list. This week, we learn about Hannah Fettig and her knitwear picks. 

This month, as we think about selfishly knitting projects for ourselves (for once), we wanted to know what some of our favorite designers selfishly knit. Many knitters know Hannah Fettig as Knitbot, the designer behind stunning designs like the Lightweight Pullover. Her designs are famously versatile and accessible, and we love to knit them as much as our readers do!

Hannah Fettig (Knitbot) and her knitwear picks for JanuaryAbove: The Lightweight Pullover by Hannah Fettig – click this image to download the pattern

Hannah says…

Selfish knitting is a tricky subject for me to chime in on. I rarely give myself permission to knit something for fun, it’s usually for “work” – a design in progress. However, when I do think about casting on “selfishly”, I’m a sweater knitter. I understand that accessories are faster and perhaps a good fit for me – a work at home mom who does not have a lot of extra knitting time. Yet 9 times out of 10 I’m casting on a sweater! I’m in love with my new Coastal Pullover, inspired by the popular Rocky Coast Cardigan. This cable repeat is so easy to do and easy on the eyes, too. This is going to be a year of exploring all over texture!

Coastal knitting pattern by Hannah Fettig (Knitbot), part of her choices for selfish knitting in JanuaryAbove: Coastal pullover by Hannah Fettig – click this image to download the pattern

If I was to cast on an accessory, I enjoy knitting chunky textured cowls, like the Forest Cowl by Carrie Bostick Hoge [pictured below].  I’ve knit several State Street cowl’s by Pam Allen, available from Quince & Co. I absolutely love that pattern, a pleasure to knit and to wear. No doubt the Forest Cowl will be a similar experience!

Hannah Fettig (Knitbot) and her selfish knitting choices: Forest Cowl by Carrie Bostick HogeAbove: Forest Cowl by Carrie Bostick Hoge – click this image to download the pattern

Hannah Fettig is a knitwear designer, the cohost of the knit.fm podcast, and the developer of the app StashBot. She is the author of Home & Away, Knitbot Essentials, Knitbot Linen,Knitbot Yoked and the coauthor of the bestseller Coastal Knits. She lives in Portland, Maine. To learn more about Hannah’s inspiration and designs, click here to read our interview.

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Hannah Fettig and her selfish knitting picks


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Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet and design fun patterns!


Last updated: January 14th, 2016.

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