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KnitNet used to be my favorite knitting website. I was even a paying subscriber for a while. But once Knitty.com came along, KnitNet went downhill quickly. It couldn't meet its own publishing schedule, and blamed its troubles on a novice designer. Someone forgot to knit his big-boy panties.

Bladyn Bear Sweater pattern by Heidi May

Welcome to The Velvet Acorn, here you will find purely original pattern designs in knit and crochet. Inspired and crafted with my love of nature and the outdoors in mind. I always aim for comfort, warmth and versatility, timeless pieces that layer well and go with everything. I always create trying to pay close attention to detail, making every pattern design unique and filled with love and personality all their own.