VERSACIKNITS is the name of my new venture in the world of knitwear design!

My name is Lori Versaci. Knitting design is my passion, and while I have been knitting most of my life, I have been publishing designs for just three years (I was a management consultant in my previous life — certainly not preparation for this new artistic bend in my life).

I think of my style as classic – with a twist.  I was raised in New England, spend summers in Maine, and I grew up wearing fisherman knits, big coat sweaters, rolled-neck pullovers, and other traditional styles.

Barbara Walker’s books on patterns stitches have always inspired me (I admit I have not one, but two of the original copies published by Scribners in 1968!), so you will see a lot of pattern stitches in my designs.  I love mixing and matching patterns to create texture, and I love to figure out how to vary pattern stitches to create drape, fit, and accent.

In my designs I like to tweak these classics with something unexpected – a mix of pattern stitches that creates an unusual texture or a detail that surprises you, like an asymmetric line or aran with lace. I think of it as “tradition meets style”.

LATTICEWORK JACKET is a great example — traditional knit coat, a mix of aran cables AND frilly lace, use of rib stitch to cinch the waist and bold braids with hooks and eyes at the closure.

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DC Boyd August 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Hello Lori!

I just love your designs! I am a recent graduate with a masters in Fashion design with a concentration in knits. I especially love your Shibui patterns. You have an excellent eye for design! I can’t wait to see you future work!

+> DC Boyd


Leslie June 4, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Hi Lori,
I have been working on a pattern you developed. It’s a shawl/scarf (Versaci). I am on the second part of it, and the thing that’s giving me a problem is understanding the A and B. It says Knit to marker A, I did that. Then the next part is to knit to marker B, but its not taking me in marker B direction. Every time I go to the knit shop that sold me the pattern and materials, they do not know how to do it. They have 2 of the them made there at the shop, but the ladies that did it are never there. Can you help me?


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