Welcome to Knitted Threads Designs!

My name is Janet Rehfeldt and I have been knitting and crocheting since I was 7 or 8 years old. I was very lucky to have been taught by my grandmother to crochet. She rarely used patterns, so I was taught to be creative in my crocheting from the very beginning. She had a very hard time teaching me to knit, as she knit European style and I just couldn’t seem to get the hang of the tensioning. My mother was unable to help, as she also knit in the European style. As I was desperate to learn to knit along with crocheting, my mother stepped in and had a friend that lived close to us teach me how to knit and purl in the American and Continental method. I was ecstatic and everyone got slippers for years…

Knit and crochet have been my passions ever since. I’ve been designing my own crochet and hand knit patterns for as long as I can remember. In 1995, my husband urged me to quit my job as an auditor for a large insurance company and pursue my dream of producing my designs on a full time basis…and Knitted Threads Designs was born.

My main concentration is the designing and publication of patterns for both crochet and knit with major publishing firms as well as teaching on a local and national level.  You can find my designs in leading knit and crochet publications as well as contributions to major compilations, leaflets, soft and hardcover publications by the American School of Needlework (ASN); Leisure Arts: DRG; Martingale & Co.; Plymouth Yarn Design Studio and Skacel Collection, Inc.

More to come….please have patience with my site as I learn how to build a web site!