An avid knitter for more than 30 years, I began knitting model garments for the yarn industry, and at the same time, working on some of my own designs. I began doing freelance designing and my patterns have appeared in the collections of Classic Elite, Fiber Trends, Tahki Stacy Charles, Lion Brand Yarns and others, and have been published by Annie’s, Interweave Press, Knitters, Knit 1, Cast On , Knit It and Creative Knitting. In 2001, I launched my own business, Lisa Knits, a line of knitwear patterns that are available in yarn shops across the county and sold online through Craftsy and Ravelry. I have taught knitting at many yarn shops, knitting guilds and workshops in addition to an online video class available through Annie’s. Having raised my three children, I live in Latrobe, Pa with understanding husband and a large yarn stash.