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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ruth tomlinson April 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm

hi Lori–when is your knitting group meeting? i am not a knitter with much experience–i wish i had started ages ago–but i love it and am learning a lot. currently into socks, basic but delicious.


admin April 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Hi Ruth! The group I am talking about is on ravelry. If you follow this link you will get to it. Then you can join. I will also send you an invitation via ravelry… Lori


jan thomas August 10, 2013 at 1:20 am

i am working on your lobsterwoman sweater (which i love!) and found an error in the instruction for the twin rib stitch. the instruction for round 2 says to begin the round with k2. however, if you do that, the pattern does not work. you need to start round 2 with k1, not k2. then the twin rib pattern works out correctly.


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