When designing knitting patterns, I focus heavily on the yarns that I use to bring out their best characteristics. With few exceptions, my independent line is supported by independent yarn producers and dyers. I love this approach, as I am fortunate enough to work closely with the amazing women who head these often one-woman operations. I never design with a yarn that I don’t love. I highly recommend the yarns of the companies that I work with, and I encourage you to try them as well. Please check back for profiles of the women who head the yarn companies that I work with, along with spotlight descriptions of specific yarns that I have used and loved. You can click on the buttons below to learn more about the yarns on their websites. Skeins of Shalimar Yarns Breathless are featured at left.