Featured Maker: Emma Bloom

“I fell in love quickly. I knit my first sweater about 2 months after getting really into knitting. I felt this connection to the craft, to the yarn, to the community and to the making. Knitting became a daily event. Something that guided my journey through graduate school, moves, and new jobs,” says knitting designer and therapist Emma Bloom. 

Emma invites us into her cozy world each day on Instagram and through her Patreon community to celebrate the joy that knitting brings. Her writing holds the type of intimacy I love: a look at someone’s inner workings that helps me better understand them. Not in an oversharing way, but one that helps build a rapport between the author and reader. 

Everything about Bloom’s design work, imagery and writing is cozy: a collection of socks and a few other accessories, each with adorable details on the upper cuff or tasteful motif across the entire body of the sock. Little ripples, cable ridges, all-over dots and cheerful, pictorial edgings are the hallmarks of her design work. It’s not hard to imagine these garments paired with saddle shoes or oxford brogues: the same scholarly, classic clothing Emma styles herself in.

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