Laura Birek

Laura Birek the Knitter

I first picked up knitting needles during my sophomore year at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. I was looking for a non-academic hobby to help me relax, and more than 10 years later, knitting has turned into a career. I absolutely love knitting, and always have a project on my needles.

I'm the author of Picture Perfect Knits, a book all about the intarsia technique, and I blog about knitting at Nocturnal Knits. I am a regular contributor to Knitscene Magazine and other Interweave publications, and I have multiple patterns available on Ravelry, including my hugely popular Giganto-Blanket. For more info, check out my recent projects below and click through to my blog.

Recent Projects

  • Fiber to Shawl
  • Magnus, quality control inspector.
  • Navajo-plied Blue Leicester wool. I'm getting a bit more consistent with practice, but it's still a little uneven. #spinning #vscocam
  • Band Camp Pullover
  • Band Camp Pullover
  • Elephant Toy
  • Hedgehog is a Dramaturg
  • Mochi Plus Hat + Toy
  • Cabled Giganto-Throw
  • Duck / Bunny
  • Impulse Socks
  • Cabled Giganto-Blanket
  • Iro-Moko Cowl
  • Refined Hearts
  • Obama-Rama Cardigan
  • It works!
  • Lakers Lamb
  • Lakers Baby Jersey
  • Chroma Socks
  • Chroma Socks

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