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The Wonders of Knitspot


Way back in 2006, I sat down and started knitting a Knitspot pattern.  I soon realized that Anne Hanson is a genius!!!  This pattern is called Wing o’ The Moth.


I knit the same pattern as a great big blanket three years later.


My very favorite knitspot project has to be Maplewing.  Take a look!


Since 2006, I’ve knit 10 more of Anne’s patterns, with only one remaining unfinished.  Of course, I showed you two of Anne’s bigger projects, but she designs a lot of very knitable (is that a word?) patterns!  By that I mean that they’re fun projects to just knit.  They’re not garter stitch, but they won’t give you “brain pain” either!

Today I’m going to tell you about a club that you really need to join!!!  Bare Naked Knitspot is Anne’s 4th six month club.  The 2013 club consists of Anne’s exclusive patterns and the most gorgeous natural yarns.  Read about it here.  Go ahead!  I’ll wait.

It’s so much fun to get that package in the mail each month.  And the pattern….let me tell you about it.  The pattern is emailed on the 17th of each month and it’s a booklet.  Anne writes a whole story about her inspiration for the pattern, how she went about choosing the yarn, and the design process.  There are gorgeous photos and a bit of info about the yarn producer.    I won’t say that there is never errata, but I don’t remember any as long as I’ve been in the club.  Anne is very thorough in her yarn choices and pattern testing.  (And it’s not her fault that I’m so dreadfully behind in my club knitting!!!)

Here are some of the yarns we received in the last Bare Naked club.  It feels as heavenly as it looks!


If you’ve never been part of a club before, or if you’ve never knit an Anne Hanson project before, I would highly recommend this club!  And if you have been part of the knitspot club or know how wonderful Anne’s patterns are, what are you waiting for?

Just to be clear, I’m not receiving anything for doing this post.  I was asked by Erica, Anne’s assistant, if I’d be interested in writing a post about Bare Naked Knitspot.  I didn’t even have to think before I answered her.  When you find something you love, why not share the joy?

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

3 thoughts on “The Wonders of Knitspot

  1. oh wow, thank you for the wonderful review of our barenaked club; i must add that the research i do for each month’s chapter of this club is some of the most inspiring reading i ever get to do. it makes it easy to want to create designs that meet the beauty of each animal we study!

  2. Oh my goodness I love your shawls, the green blanket made my heart skip a beat! Anne’s patterns make me wish I knew how to knit! How lucky you are to be able to create such beauty.

  3. I had some extra $$ this year, so I joined the club! I am NOT a very prolific knitter, but I love Anne’s patterns, and just could not resist!

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