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It all started about 12 years ago with two needles and a ball of wool yarn. I awkwardly webbed yarn around my fingers and navigated the needle with a maze-like motion with my right hand - my first stitch was casted. It was both a sign of accomplishment and defeat. My tension wasn’t quite right after the first few stitches and I heard my knitting teacher say, “Do it over - that’s not right.” Many cast on later, (as well as a monologue by my teacher about the importance of mastering the first row) I had knitted my first swatch. From that moment, I was obsessed and haven’t slowed down since.
Through a lot of uncertainty and gaining confidence in my talents, I felt that I was ready to go for it and become a craftprenuer. I started Angela Mayhoe | KNIT in 2018 and it’s the best decision I’ve made. There has been many challenges but the kind of challenges that prep you for success - the challenges that are needed to nourish your passion and assure you that you’re on the right path.
I specialize in outerwear, mostly sweaters and oversized coats (coming soon). My knitting is precise and strategic, each stitch means something to me and I want that energy passed on to the consumer. In a world of instant satisfaction, I wanted to create something that is intentional and takes time to develop while offering a lifetime of gratitude.
Along with my knit brand, I have also nurtured my new love for writing and exploration. In the journal section of the site, I will explore travel, cooking attempts, slow mornings, and cocktails (I'll drink to that). Not necessarily in that order but everything plus more will be discussed and dissected as I navigate my way through this journey. I welcome you to join me in this space that has manifested from late night thoughts, passions and obsessions. Before we get started, here's a little bit more about me:
I like making list
Loves to travel
Occasionally fall asleep during my daily meditation
Love a new day but loathe the idea of getting out of bed before 10am
Had to have a list of nine because I have a thing for odd numbers...3 is my fav