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Patterns by Melissa Wehrle
About the Designer

My Grandmother taught me how to knit when I was seven years old. However, I quickly lost interest making Barbie tube dresses and put down the needles for several years. My passion was renewed when I moved to New York City to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where I majored in Fashion Design and specialized in knitwear.

I graduated from FIT in 2002 and have worked as a knitwear designer in the industry ever since. Currently I am the Junior/Contemporary designer for a sweater manufacturer in New York City.

In my free time, I design handknit patterns for neoknits.com, a number of small yarn companies, and have been featured in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Yarn Forward. I am also the Creative Director for One Planet Yarn and Fiber.