Primary Design Team

April Reis

In House Designer

I’m a mom, a knitter, a crocheter, a pattern designer, a dog lover, a part-time professional organizer, a long-time executive admin, and most recently… one of the people behind Skeino Yarn!

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Bjorn Coordt

In House Designer

Bjorn founded Skeino along with his Partner Rex. Born in Germany and a weaver originally he is the designer behind many of our most iconic designs including Miss Grace and Arabella. These days he is mostly retired but he still plays an important role in Skeino's future.

Featured Designers

Kathrine Harris Designer

Kathrine Harris

An avid knitter and collector and curator of a large stash of brightly colored yarns. Her love of indie dyed yarns and test knitting for other designers has led her to a love for designing. The spouse of a retired US Marine, she’s lived in various locations around the United States, currently Southern California, and is a mom to two incredible kids, and is blessed to be a “bonus” mom to an amazing woman. 

You can see more of Kathrine's work on Instagram: @kjhknitdesigns 

Will Spargur

Afiber artist residing in Las Vegas, NV with his two dogs Princess and Duchess. When he is not knitting, crocheting, or sewing, you can find him playing with model trains, performing flute and saxophone with his praise team, or diving into a new book.

You can see more of Will's work on Instagram: @wspargurknits and by following along with his YouTube channel here 

Ariane Gallizzi

The designer behind Stitch n’ Paste Designs. She loves experimenting with stitch patterns to create visually interesting yet simple designs. She is part of the Knitting Guild Association and is working towards becoming a Master Hand Knitter” through their program. Her Turicum Shawl won first prize in the 2017 Knitting Guild Association new designers contest!

Allison Janocha

Allison lives and designs near Cleveland, OH. When she's not knitting, she enjoys collecting yarn, spinning, travel, baseball, and conducting biomedical research. She can be found on Instagram as Lallison79, where she shares pictures of knitting, travel, her cats, and her strange food purchases.

Loraine Birchall

An obsessive knitter and crocheter. She loves to design, make and wear knitting garments and accessories. She is mum to Jake and two Chocolate Labradors. Loraine lives near the English Lake District in the North of England. She loves color and texture, interesting construction and will happily knit a swatch just to see how it works out.

Peggy Jean “PJ” Kaylor

Peggy Jean “PJ” Kaylor

'PJ" Learned her first knitting and crochet stitches as a young child of about 4 from a maternal great-grandmother and a paternal grandmother; then was mentored further by two aunts, one on each side of the family. These days, she finds that she doesn't need to have a pattern. Frequently, she doodles ‘from her head’ until she gets something that works well for the yarn she’s playing with. The response to her doodlings has prompted her to begin publishing patterns for the best of them.

Tracey Lee

Tracey Lee

Tracey has been knitting for more years than she can remember, having been born into a creating environment where all making is considered the perfect pastime. Finding inspiration in her surrounding she uses her love of colour and texture in knitting to create designs for everybody.

Having been encouraged to share her designs, she began publishing on Ravelry in 2014 and has a growing selection of published accessory patterns including scarves, hats, fingerless mitts and a cape. When not knitting or researching the perfect yarn for her next project, she can be found walking through the local neighbourhood or driving around the state.

Mary E Rose

Mary E Rose

A little about me…I learned to knit when I was about six or seven years old, and like many others, I picked it up and put the hobby down several times in the course of my life. As a teenager, when my friends were working in fast food or department stores I worked at my LYS. I feel that I have always been designing but only started publishing designs a few years ago when the friends I wrote up quick patterns for wanted to be able to store them in their Ravelry Library. I have had patterns published in Knotions and Artful Arches (a book by Knit Picks) and love seeing how different knitters interpret my designs and how changing the colors or yarns can create such different pieces.

Tanja Lüscher

Tanja Lüscher

Tanja learned to knit because she wanted to make mittens for her now husband. She moved from Germany to Switzerland to be with him and their three cats. When she is not knitting, she is reading or playing on the computer. You can find her on Instagram: knitted_in_switzerland

Ashwini Jambhekar

Ashwini Jambhekar

Ashwini learned to knit at an early age and began designing knitwear at the end of graduate school. She specializes in designing women’s garments and does tech editing for independent designers. In her non-knitting life, she is a molecular and cell biologist who enjoys doing research and teaching in these areas. She is also a self-taught seamstress aiming to have a fully hand-made wardrobe. 

Emily Sparkhul

Emily Sparkhul

Hi, my name is Emily Sparkuhl and I have been crocheting and knitting for many years. I enjoy making hats and other items for charity. I loved teaming up with Skeino and Ariane for this hat and cowl pattern. I really hope everyone who buys these patterns enjoys making them as much as I have.

Happy Knitting!