Amanda Crawford’s designs have appeared in The Knitter, Simply Knitting and Vogue Knitting (known as Designer Knitting in the UK). She was formerly head designer at Patons yarns and has contributed many designs to the Rowan magazines. Her designs are characterised by a great use of colour, amazing fit and attention to detail that makes her patterns a real treat.As Head Designer for Yarn Stories, Amanda masterminds all of our collections, working with all of our other designers as well as finding time to contribute such popular designs as Edith and Copenhagen. We don’t know how she does it!''Hand knitting is my bliss and I feel very honoured to be able to turn my hobby into my full time job. I am never happier than when I have my needles or a crochet hook in my hand and can’t wait to get started designing the next seasons’ range of garments, using our wonderfully superior Yarn Stories collection.''Amanda's designs have a truly stylish and contemporary feel, inkeeping with current trends in knitwear and crochet. She always has her eye on the latest fashion and stays one step ahead with her striking designs. Task Amanda with creating a stunning knitted garment or a crochet shawl and she will mastermind a breathtaking piece.Amanda finds inspiration wherever she goes but is never happier than with her needles or hooks in her hands, swatching ideas.