Amy Herzog, Author of Knit, Wear, Love was the guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird, which makes for Happy Tuesday!
Amy has been super busy helping people achieve ‘Happy Sweater Face’ by creating books, website and an ap to achieve great fit. Her first book was Knit to Flatter helped many people achieve a garment that fit based on silhouette, understanding your style and learning about fabrics. It’s been described as a choose-your-own-adventure book for knitters.
From there, she found people need help with the math and getting gauge and created CustomFit.MakeWearKnit.com which is a membership based website where you plug in your numbers and a pattern is generated that works for you!
Knitter’s Toolbox was forged from Amy’s background in computer programming, and is NOT necessarily a sweater knitting ap, but assists you when you have to pick up stitches for a button band, for instance…
Most recently, another wonderful book, Knit, Wear, Love has been loved on from all over the yarn industry.
Amy travels all over the country with her Make Wear Love Retreats. The next one is in the Fall, located in Maine and has recently been posted on her website. She also has a Craftsy class which is great for those who can’t travel or spend a weekend, you’ll be able to learn a bit by that method too!
So, you may have thought we skipped the bit where we learn how Amy got into knitting. As a child, she was very active and a grandparent suggested that she be given needles and yarn, to focus her. Now, she carries her knitting with her everywhere! Here is the link to Amy’s visit with Marly in 2011.
If you missed getting to hear this visit live, it is still available in the archive: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/05/19/amy-herzog-author-of-knit-wear-love