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ABOUT KNITWHITS Raised in both England and the USA, founder and lead designer, Tina Whitmore, draws from over 20 years of design and 6 years of professional teaching experience to create original patterns and corresponding knitting and crochet kits. She writes patterns for all levels of knitters and crocheters, with an emphasis on intermediate level patterns.

Her unique color sense and creative inspiration come from an extensive background and degrees in both fine arts and textile design, as well as a lifetime of global travel and an appreciation of diverse cultures and history. Knitwhits is based just outside of San Francisco in Emeryville, California.


  • Knitwhits has been featured in Bust!, the Contra Costa Times Newspaper, CNA Magazine, Family Circle Easy Knitting, Interweave, Knit It!, Knitter's, Knitting (UK), Newsweek, Spin Off, Vogue Knitting and Yarn Market News.
  • Knitwhits has been mentioned in Creative Leisure News, and listed as a "Site To See" by
  • Look for Tina in the "Just Beachy" and "Game Day" episodes of "KnittyGritty" on the DIY and HGTV Networks. You can also see her on Shay Pendray's Needle Arts Studio on PBS in episodes 1409, 1510 and a future episode (to be announced).
  • Learn more about Tina and Knitwhits in this article from the Contra Costa Times, dated November 12, 2005.
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Designing is definitely a labor of love, from visualizing ideas, choosing colors, writing out patterns in different sizes, knitting the samples, checking and re-checking the patterns. Each one is a colorful and challenging puzzle. Ultimately, it's fun and it's worth it!"