Hello! My name is Jamie and I am the designer behind Pacific Knit Co. I live in Seattle, WA with my husband and awesome kiddo.
While my background is in interior design, I like to consider myself a “translator,” balancing the technical and functional purpose of a design with the aesthetic experience. This means you can count on well written and easy to understand patterns from me!
By creating colorwork patterns that include modifications and options built right in, I want to encourage adventurous beginners to take on a new challenge or learn a new skill. Every pattern comes with links to helpful videos, or you can check out my IG Reels for some micro-tutorials of my most comment techniques!
My designs focus on easy to memorize, geometric repeats, that provide the knitter with an engaging pattern that they won't want to put down! It's like potato chips, it leaves you always wanting to knit "just one more row!“
Sharing & Community
To me, knitting is about creating a community of makers, that are helping each other out and sharing in the experience. It's never just about knitting, but rather, about building an inclusive community of people. knitters of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome here and I strive to create a safe space for people to create together.
One way that I build community is through highly engaging test knits, that function more like a micro Make-a-Long. It's an amazing way to meet new knitting friends, especially in this virtual world. To learn more, check out Test Knits.
Something I love about being a pattern designer is seeing how other knitters interpret and alter my patterns to their personal style. Please feel free to alter my pattern to make it your own, or even hack it into something completely different (with credit, of course!)
Don’t forget to tag me (@pnw_knitdesign) so I can see both your progress and finished knits! Even now, I still love seeing my patterns being worked through by other knitters and it gives me a thrill to see people enjoying the process of knitting one of my designs.
Accessibility & Inclusion
Because no single design can fit all people, my patterns also tend to be modular or include ready-made alteration instructions, so that you can adapt it to fit you! That means you'll find sizes, brim options, mix-and-match charts, and more! As I continue to design knit accessories, I want to ensure that every pattern provides the knitter with comfortable choices, allowing you to choose what to knit within a structure that makes modifications easy!
Improving the accessibility of knit patterns to a broader group of makers is an important part of sharing my work. This is why you'll find that my patterns include:
Alt text for all graphics and images
Standard and Inverted colorwork charts
Hyperlinks to tutorials, tips, and even related sections of the pattern
Reading order optimized for screen readers
Please reach out to me if there are ways that I can improve the accessibility of my patterns.