About Me


The Person

Hi there! I'm Cory, and I'm a knitwear designer from Seattle, WA. I also work and teach at The Fiber Gallery in the Greenwood neighborhood. I can often be found curled up with a cup of coffee, a stitch dictionary, and a pet rat in my sweater.

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, moved out to Ohio for college, and returned back to my native Seattle in 2011. I currently live in a 1925 Craftsman with my husband Blake/Lumberjack, who is a software engineer and an exceptionally rad beard-haver, music-appreciator, and beer-drinker. We also live with two very fat, cranky rats named Squishy & Pooper.

Fun facts:
I was homeschooled from age 9-18
I love algebra
I lived in Japan for a semester and brought an obsession for Japanese mayonnaise home with me, which has spread to my family and friends like an extremely delicious plague
I studied piano for 10 years
I built a ballgown in 2014
I love reading and writing short stories
I dig feminism and intersectionality, preferably at the same time.

The Design

My background is in knitting and fashion design, and I have an enduring interest in the creative process. I graduated from New York Fashion Academy in Seattle, WA, and have a BA in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College.

I like to design accessories and garments with graphic details and well-crafted simplicity in mind. I’m super inspired by vintage & contemporary couture, art, and the natural world. I love playing with color and texture in different media: yarn, textiles, clothing, photography, illustration and graphic design. (And words. I like words.)

I love hearing from you! Feel free to drop me a line at cory@indieknits.com or mosey on over to the indie.knits Ravelry group.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where did you get your frames?

They're from l.a. Eyeworks, a style called Corncake in the Surf & Turf colorway. I got them from Paris Miki, which has locations in Bellevue and the International District of Seattle.

What is it like to work at a yarn shop?

It's pretty cool! We do a lot of the usual retail stuff like receiving and customer service, but we also have to be knowledgable about fibers, garment construction, and various knitting techniques. My favorite parts of working at the shop are teaching and creating displays, which lets me nerd out about visual merchandising in a really fun way!

I'm a yarn shop. Do you sell in-store via Ravelry or wholesale indie.knits patterns?

Yes, I do! Most of my designs are available through Ravelry in-store pattern sales, and I also wholesale print patterns. Shoot me an email at cory@indieknits.com and I can send you a line sheet.

Who does your photography, and what camera/lens combo do you use?

Unless otherwise noted, my partner Blake takes 90% of the photos of me; I take most of the photos of yarn and people who aren't me. I currently use a Pentax K-5 with a Pentax DA 35 mm f/2.8 Macro lens.

So, rats....?

I started adopting rats when I was a kid, and fell in love with their sweet, unique personalities. Our current boys like to snuggle, chew everything, and (sometimes) do tricks for yogurt drops. Their mischievous behavior is tempered by their sheer adorability:

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Monsieurs Squishy (left) and Pooper (right)


And our dearly departed MacGyver "Mackie" McMackerson, Esq. Rest in peace, little friend.  <3O~

Thanks for stopping by!

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