Today I’m super excited to bring you a new Designer Showcase, featuring Afifa Sayeed of Afifa Knits! Her designs are gorgeous, full of color and movement. Learn more about this lovely knitwear designer and get 5 free knit patterns, here on Moogly!
A Bit About the Designer
I was so lucky to get to meet Afifa when I taught at Jimmy Beans Wool! She was there teaching knitting (of course) and while I didn’t get to take her classes, I saw just how much fun her students were having! Here’s a bit more about her in her own words:
“I was born in Pakistan and educated in Asia, Europe, and the United States, and currently live in the Bay Area of Northern California. I love the sunny California weather, and have lived in 5 different countries. My work is influenced by all of these cultures and experiences, and I am passionate about bringing together elements of classic design from a variety of sources to create things that are new and original. I try to bring a modern sensibility and a love of construction to the art of knitting. Since 2015, I have published a full wardrobe of garments: fingerless mittens, cowls, hats, scarves, shawls, sweaters, and more. I also conduct knitting workshops seasonally, regularly contribute promotional designs to some of my favorite local yarn shops in California, and have collaborated with many yarn dyers across the US.
I started knitting after my second child was born, and found myself mainly using patterns as suggestions rather than directions, which quickly motivated me to start creating my own designs. I have a degree in Developmental Psychology and worked in Human Resources for many years, but am now focusing on my career in the fiber world, where I love having the opportunity to play with beautiful yarns as part of my artistic profession.”
Follow Afifa Knits on Social Media:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fifknits/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fifknits/
- Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/afifa
- Website: www.afifaknits.com
Here are 5 wonderful knit pattern freebies from Afifa Knits!
5 Free Knitting Patterns by Afifa Knits!
Click on the links of the patterns you like to go to their pattern pages!
- Unbirthday Cardigan – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/unbirthday-cardigan
- Back it up Hat – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/back-it-up-hat
- Back it up Cowl – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/back-it-up-cowl
- Doves Cry – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/doves-cry
- Seeing Spots Vest – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seeing-spots-vest
Thank you so much to Afifa for being featured in the Moogly Designer Showcase! Be sure to check out all of the links above for more great crochet – and save this pin to your crafty Pinterest board so you can find it later!
Are you a designer interested in being featured in a Moogly Designer Showcase? Send me an email at [email protected] ♥