Meet Andi, Our New Marketing Manager
Andi Satterlund sit on the kitchen counter in a blue kitchen. She is wearing a bright yellow cardigan and has bright red lipstick, dark hair, and 1950s-style short bangs.

Hello! I’m Andi Satterlund, and I’m delighted to be joining the Knit Picks team. I’ll be working hard to put together the newsletters you know and love, and I will also be diving in on expanding content here on this blog and beyond!

I’ve been knitting since 2003, and for a decade I was an independent knitting pattern designer and knitting blogger. If you thought my name looked familiar, that might be because you’ve seen my patterns before or maybe even knit one yourself. I’m primarily a sweater knitter and use my skills to fill my wardrobe with vintage-inspired pieces. I also enjoy collecting vintage knitting patterns, although my favorites to collect are the ones that are too kooky to knit! 

A hanging wrack in a closet is stuffed full of folded hand-knit sweaters in bright pinks, warm yellows, orange, and blue.
Andi’s hand-knit sweater collection in her closet.

Knitting is my biggest love, but I’ve also been crocheting for 15 years. My first sweater was actually a crocheted sweater, not knit, but these days I mostly crochet granny square blocks. I’ve been working on a queen-sized granny square blanket using Comfy Worsted for almost 5 years now and just passed the halfway point. I find the rhythm and simplicity of granny squares incredibly relaxing and enjoy exploring different ways to use them.

Regular granny squares and triangles are laid out on a couch cushion. They each have a pink, yellow, green, or blue center with a white border.
Basic granny squares in Comfy Worsted are turned on their tips with half triangles to fill in the edges.

I can’t limit myself to just yarn crafts. I also bake and sew regularly and have been dabbling in dyeing textiles, polymer clay sculpture, watercolor painting, sashiko embroidery, and plant propagation. I love trying new things, which is how I’ve ended up with craft supplies crammed into every nook and cranny of my little Seattle apartment. I will be moving to Vancouver soon to join the team in the office, and I’m dreaming of finally having a dedicated craft room in my new home, because currently every room is a craft room. 

A Neon Pothos plant in a bright orange pot sits on an antique side table. A snake plant is directly behind it.
This Neon Pothos grew from a little cutting from a larger plant.

My hope is to share my passion for trying new things with you, whether that might be inspiring you to try a new yarn, technique, or pattern. There are so many exciting new things coming soon, not to mention all the hidden gems that already exist here on KnitPicks.com, and I’m looking forward to bringing them all to you.


7 comments

  1. Serene / November 16, 2021 / Reply

    Hi Andi! I love your color choices! My last name is Satterlund too, and I was so shocked to see it! 😊

  2. lori / November 16, 2021 / Reply

    congratulations on yur new role,

  3. Nancy / November 16, 2021 / Reply

    Congratulations and welcome.

  4. Katie McDougall / November 11, 2021 / Reply

    Congratulations, Andi, on your new role! I look forward to seeing the wonderful new ways you and the team find to spread the word about KP. Vancouver is lovely. And you’re a hop across the bridge to Portland, which has a vibrant fiber arts community as well. As Michele says above: welcome to the local area.

  5. Lorraine / November 11, 2021 / Reply

    Great choice Knitpicks! I used to read Andi’s blog back in the day and it was fun to see this announcement! Can’t wait to hear more from her.

  6. Rebecca McKenzie / November 10, 2021 / Reply

    I just happened to click this and I’m so excited to see this! Congratulations, Andi! ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Michele/pdxknitterati / November 9, 2021 / Reply

    Andi! So good to see you here. Congratulations on the new gig, and welcome to the local area, too!

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