At the age of 16, Holli spent her savings on a Ralph Lauren argyle sweater and decided she wanted a pair of gloves to match. A dedicated do-it-yourselfer, she headed to the LYS and found perfectly matching Kroy fingering yarn and a Patons pattern. It didn’t even enter her mind that it might be difficult to knit gloves worked in intarsia. She just did it.
Years later at a knitting retreat, Holli’s mother was describing Holli’s precociousness as a knitter to the gathering and her pride that Holli would presume to knit argyle gloves and succeed. It was the first time Holli had seen her accomplishment through her mother’s eyes and recognized that her flair for knitting might be notable.
You can read more about Holli’s knitting experiences and her design adventures on her blog. You will find her as HolliYeoh on Ravelry, Instagram, and Pinterest. Visit with her as she shares with you her insights into the pleasures of knitting and design.
Holli in the Media
June 2021 Digits & Threads Online Magazine How to Mend Socks, Part One: Swiss Darning
November 2020 Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store Blog Teacher Spotlight: Holli Yeoh
September 2020 Stash, The Knit Picks Blog Block Party: Modular Blankets
July 2020 Stash, The Knit Picks Blog Behind the Felici: Fans’ & Designers’ Dream Colorways
May 2020 Knit Picks Facebook Live Knit Picks Designer Spotlight Holli Yeoh
April 2019 Interweave Knitting Article Pattern of the Week: Twill Cardigan from The Art of Circular Yokes
April 2019 Interweave Knitting Article The Magical Art of a Circular Yoke
February 2019 Stash, The Knit Picks Blog Introducing: Interlude
May 2018 Rosehaven Yarn Podcast Episode 21
May 2018 Knitting at Tiffany’s Podcast Special Episode: Interview Holli Yeoh
September 2017 A Really Good Yarn Archer
March 2017 How to become a Professional Knitter—Robin Hunter Designs Blog An Interview with … Holli Yeoh
December 2016 The Next Beautiful Thing Podcast Magical Makers featuring Holli Yeoh
November 2016 Interweave Knitting Article Q&A with Holli Yeoh
December 2015 Eclectic Closet Blog Interview: Holli Yeoh
August 2015 The Sweet Georgia Show Podcast Episode 005
December 2014 Miso Crafty Blog Tempest: Review & Giveaway!!
November 2014 Happy Stitches, Lucy Neatby’s Blog Hello Holli
November 2014 Very Shannon Reading || Tempest Book Review
October 2014 Kate Atherley Knits Blog “Tempest” – On tech editing a book
October 2014 Pantsville Press, Hunter Hammersen’s Blog Tempest (review and giveaway)
October 2014 Sunset Cat Designs, Stephannie Tallent’s Blog Blog Tour: Tempest by Holli Yeoh
July 2009 Needles and Things Blog Holly Yeoh Days
Fall 2006 Simply Socks Yarn Company Volume 2, Issue 3 Newsletter
Holli’s passion for knitting has spanned a lifetime, from learning to knit as a child to her fine arts degree majoring in textiles and jewellery, and a 20-year designing career. A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques, clear instructions, and inclusive sizing ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results, as featured in leading publications and her book Tempest.
Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished projects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence. Find her patterns on Ravelry, Payhip, LoveCrafts, Makerist, and Knit Picks, and follow her work on Instagram at @holliyeoh and her website at holliyeoh.com.