Hi, I am Nancy Rieck, Knitwear Designer and Fiber Artist.
I learned to knit around the age of 12 at “The Triplets” house. From then on I continued to teach myself more and more about knitting every time I picked up the needles I lifted from my mother’s unused stash.
Through the years, in between knitting projects, I would paint, needlepoint, quilt, crochet, sew, and a multitude of other arts and crafts that would spark my interest.
Around the year 2001 the knitting explosion hit the area I was living in. Yarn shops started popping up and it became easy to find quality yarn. I picked up my needles daily for relaxation and at the same time became “hooked” on the process of learning more about the craft. It is endless!
The pattern stitches, the yarn, and the how’s, the why’s!
I made a big jump in my knitting technique when my family moved to a new state and my sister encouraged me to join a knitting group to meet people. Up to that time I was a lone knitter, learning from books, articles and changing patterns to fit what I wanted.
At my new knitting circle I experienced what others were learning, I saw and learned from their knitting projects. A whole new wealth of knowledge was added to my own craft.
One summer’s day one of these new knitting friends said, “Nancy?! Has there ever been a pattern that you have followed completely?” That is when I realized it was time to start writing my patterns down.
I quickly moved on to create new patterns, striving for better technique and at the same time pushing to be creative. It is a process that brings me joy! It is a craft that has countless techniques, creative and learning possibilities. Creating Unique Knitting Patterns is a joy.
The computer technology we have today makes it much easier to be in touch with the knitting community. I am so happy you found my website. I hope you enjoy yourself while you visit.