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100 Patterns (and counting)

Right Triangle Shawl knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Knit Simple magazine, Fall 2016Right Triangle Shawl

The Right Triangle Shawl is my 100th published pattern! It’s fun to look back chronologically to see how my focus has changed over the years.

Devan children's cardigan knitting pattern designed by Holli YeohDevan

I began with baby sweaters when my own baby was little. As he grew, my patterns grew up as well. I began grading the patterns for bigger kids and then departed from children altogether when I started submitting to other publications.

Entrelac Mittens knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Noro AccessoriesEntrelac Mittens

That fateful day when I decided to answer a call for submission was really the turning point. From my time at art college I knew to propose several ideas and lucky me, one of them was accepted! I’ve been steadily submitting design ideas ever since to several publications.

Knitting patterns by Holli Yeoh | 60 Quick Cotton KnitsTriangular Shawl, Slant Stitch Tank, Crescent Shawl, Spring Market Bag, Cropped Bolero

Some months were crazy with short deadlines and up to five designs accepted for a single publication. With help from a supportive family I’ve been able to meet my deadlines and feel that I have a reputation as a reliable designer who can deliver a pattern that works and doesn’t require major reworks during the tech editing stage.

Tempest | a collection of 11 knitting patterns designed by Holli Yeoh for SweetGeorgia YarnsTempest

Of course, it was so fulfilling working on the collection of designs for my book Tempest. That’s been my greatest accomplishment to date.

In the next couple months several new patterns will be released.

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