Emily Greene




My name is Emily Greene, and I’m a designer of knitwear and buildings - not always in that order!

My academic background (and full-time job) is in architecture, but designing patterns for hand knitting has been a full-time obsession since 2016. My graphic handknit designs are heavily influenced by my architectural background, and by my overlapping interests in shape, pattern, and surface design. Through my signature use of diagonal lines and texture, I aim to create patterns that inspire and challenge makers to stretch their skills and elevate their handknit wardrobes.

In addition to my self-published patterns, my knitwear designs have been featured in Wool People, Brooklyn Tweed Outpost, Pom Pom Quarterly, Laine Magazine, and Making Stories. I have had the pleasure of creating special designs using beautiful, thoughtfully-produced yarns from Brooklyn Tweed, YOTH, Woolfolk, Magpie Fibers, and others.

When I’m not knitting (or working), you’ll find me reading voraciously, picnicking in Prospect Park, trying out a new drink recipe, or sewing a new addition to my largely handmade wardrobe. I currently live in Brooklyn with my husband (and primary photographer), and our troublesome dog, Zoe.

I love nothing more than seeing what knitters are making with my patterns. If you’d like to share your knits, please join us in the Emily Greene Knits Ravelry group, or post your makes on Instagram using the hashtag #emilygreeneknits! You’ll find me posting there as @emilygreeneknits.

Looking for how to get in touch with a question - about one of my patterns, about hiring me to teach at your LYS, or just about anything else? Check out my Contact page.

For more on how I got my start designing knitting patterns, watch my interview on Kristy Glass Knits here.