Knit Like Granny

A Little Yarn About How This Knitting Site Came To Be…

Hi there, my name is Jodie. Yes, I’m a real person. 🙂

Thanks for being here.

I created Knit Like Granny to help show 1,000,000 people the benefits of knitting & highlight alternatives to fast fashion.

I’m Australian, currently traveling with my family.

I love knitting and have met so many fabulous knitters through this site.

I love learning and helping others discover the joys of working with yarn. Please say hello!

Having grandmothers, aunts and many other family and friends who love to knit made such an impression.

Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland knitted in Spanish Angora Yarn. So soft!

Mum (now “Granny” to my kids) continues to knit and she’s the inspiration for this site.

I have hilarious memories of knitting parts of a jumper pattern with her.

We were working on the sleeves, me the right sleeve, Mum the left.

When we finished, there were peels of laughter as Mum’s sleeve was 1 1/2 times as long as mine!

A lesson in knitting tension right there 🙂

I was keen to get back into knitting, after a lapse of a few years.

I’ve knitted baby blankets, cowls and hats.

Knitted dishcloths I have made with Mexican Fantasia Omega 8 100% cotton yarn.

My latest projects have been dishcloths. They’ve enabled me to learn new stitches, which I’ve enjoyed. They also made lovely gifts for wonderful people I’ve met on my travels.

A little bit more about me…

I’m originally from Melbourne Australia.

I attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where I met the love of my life.

Later I attended La Trobe University to gain a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education.

I taught Food Technology in a High School for a number of years.

My love of growing organic vegetables and cooking, led to being involved with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

Teaching primary school aged children the benefits of growing organic vegetables and preparing delicious meals was extremely rewarding.

All throughout these years, my love of crafts remained. Knitting, quilting and sewing my own clothes were how I spent my spare time.

I love chatting with my readers! Please get in touch here

For the love of knitting 🙂

Jodie