Who's behind the curtain?

Here's a little history.... I am a long-time hand and machine knitter. I purchased Bonnie Triola Yarns when she retired a number of years ago.

About 6 years ago, I was complaining to my friend and co-worker, Matthew Friedman (a programmer) that I was frustrated with hand writing knitting patterns. I would do all the math for a design based on a yarn I had for sale, then I'd sell out and the yarn was no longer available. Of course, the pattern was no longer valid unless I could match the exact gauge.

Matt and I started working on our pattern "engine" shortly after. This allowed me to come up with a design and allow knitters to use any yarn and any knitting machine ... even hand knitting.


Knit it Now was born. We grew to include instruction (our Learning Library), stitch patterns, designs from other knitters etc... the site grew and grew and grew ....

Today we offer so much!

The Learning Library has easily searchable videos, tutorials grouped into series by topic, Home Study Courses and more.

We still offer yarn on cones. Sadly, the availability of yarn on cones has diminished so much over the years, we are pleased to be able to offer yarn from Jaggerspun (US), Tamm (Mexico), Silk City Fibers (US distributor) and Yeoman Yarns (UK).
In addition we offer a wide range of both printed books and downloadable eBooks for machine knitters.

Our dynamic "Basics" patterns are the heart of our Knit section. Take a basic shape, knit it with any yarn on any machine ... with any stitch pattern and make it your own! We also have some "vintage" pattern available, as well as designs from Knit-1, Ellen Kindsvater, Anne Levine, yours truly and others.
Part of our "Knit" section are projects. These are designed as quick knitting projects that you can make in a weekend. They often focus on a single technique allowing you to try the technique before committing to an entire garment. Instead of just swatches, we encourage you to "play" with a finished item.
Did I mention our Tools? Let us do the math for you!

In looking back, I'm always amazed at how much we have accomplished in the last 5+ years. A knitter and a non-knitting programmer ... who knew?



Thank YOU for your continued support!

Posted by Sue Jalowiec on 02/24/2016 at 12:00 AM | Categories:


Ann Jones

Ann Jones wrote on 02/25/16 6:05 PM

I just started knitting again after a 15 yr hiatus. I saw that you have a few of her old patterns, and have wondered "what became of her." Is she still living or has she passed on? So many of my favorites have gone to that great yarn store in the sky. I miss those glory days, but am glad to see the next generation step up. Sure miss the old yarn!! Thanks!
Morag Walker

Morag Walker wrote on 02/26/16 11:23 AM

I am really glad you two got together and that you have soooo much on the website. It's great having a knitting answer at the click of a button! Thank you very much. You have given me inspiration to do the ribber course. Lots of love and best wishes for the future.
Donna Blakey

Donna Blakey wrote on 02/28/16 2:08 PM

This is the only place I have been able to have instructions on how to use and make things on my knitting machine. I had taken a few local classes, (the only ones around) and made things by pattern but, no explanations, no getting out of trouble, no learning about the why and wherefore of this craft. Anyone can push the carriage back and forth, but learning how to make something 'you' want is gratifying. Thank you for your perseverance and wisdom. Always interested!!

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