Lizzy Knits
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Erin Gates

map-pin Grayslake, United States

Hi! I’m Erin, owner of Lizzy Knits. I’m a stay at home mom of three little ones: Liam (5yo), Finley (4yo), and Owen (1.5 yo). We live in the north suburbs of Chicago with my Husband and our little Cairn Terrier, Daisy.

I have been an avid knitter for about 15 years and took a brief hiatus when my first son was born. I used to knit in college and I think I might have been the only one, haha! I’m so pleased to find such a wonderful community of knitters!

I absolutely love knitting and about 4 years ago I realized I also love designing patterns! I found that writing patterns was a great transition for me when I decided to become a stay at home mom. My days are super busy over here but I love that I can have a project to work on at my leisure and express myself creatively.

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  • Knitting18 Skills

    Knitting: Over 10 years

    18 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Fair Isle
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Turn a heel
    • Stranded knitting
    • Intarsia
    • I-cord
    • Three needle cast off
    • Ribbed
    • Tubular cast on/off
    • Garter
    • Kitchener
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
  • Crochet7 Skills

    Crochet: Over 10 years

    7 Skills

    • Chain
    • Slip stitch
    • Single crochet
    • Double crochet
    • Increase & decrease
    • Half double crochet
    • Working in the round
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