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© Hélène Magnússon

Hélène Magnússon

Hélène Magnússonis a leading knit designer in Iceland. Born in 1969, she has both the Icelandic and French nationality but was brought up in France. She began her professional life as a lawyer in Paris before she made a complete life change and moved to Iceland in 1995. There she learned the language while working in a sheep farm and soon after studied mountaineering and Textiles and Fashion Design at the Iceland Academy of Arts.

Her books:

Icelandic Color Knitting

Icelandic Handknits

Socks of Iceland

Loretta Napoleoni ©Roberto Vettorato

Loretta Napoleoni

Loretta, born 1955 in Rom, Italy is lifelong avid knitter.

She is also an economist, consultant and bestselling author.

Her books on global financing, terrorism, economics and social change are like brand new these days.

Her book: The Power of Knitting

© Roberto Vettorato


Barbara G. Walker

Barbara, born 1930 in Philadelphia, U.S.A. is an author and feminist. She is a knitting expert and authored several excellent and clear books since the 1960s.

Her books: 

Mosaic Knitting

Knitting from the Top

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns

© Barbara G. Walker

Julie learned to knit and completed her first sweater in college while studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria. She has been knitting and designing ever since.

In 2007 she founded, her own pattern and tool company.


Julie has been teaching classes throughout the United States and in Europe on the Cocoknits Method and selecting flattering knitwear styles for different body proportions.

She lives in Oakland, California.

Her book: Cocoknits - Sweater Workshop

Julie Weisenberger

© Cocoknits

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