About Helen Sharp

Helen’s grandmother, Isabelle, ordered shetland wool from Scotland during the Second World War and knit fair-isle berets to order; her mum knit the mitts to match. Helen inherited her gran’s knitting needles and her love of all things wooly. She was taught hand-knitting as a child by her mum. Next came a degree in knitwear design in England in the early 1980’s focusing on machine knitting. This was followed by a design job in Milan, Italy. Her first collection in London got her a full page in British Vogue. Seattle became her home in the late 80’s where she ran a sweater design business, counting amongst her many clients Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Armani AX. The latest range of knit accessories focus on quality yarns, color play and simple quirky styling. All pieces made on vintage knitting machines in our Seattle studio. For classes with Helen, contact The Knitting School