Erica Jackofsky, aka Fiddle Knits, is a knit and crochet designer based out of eastern Long Island. She enjoys creating designs ranging from hats to sweaters that pair clean, simple shapes with beautiful details and accents. To browse all of Erica's designs on About.com you can visit her Crochet Patterns page.
Erica began her designing career focused exclusively on knitted accessories. Recently she has taken it back to her roots and included crochet in an effort to make her patterns more widely accessible.
Over the past few years Erica has been steadily publishing designs for both print and online media. You can find her patterns in publications such as Yarn Forward Magazine, Creative Knitting Magazine, and online at Knitty.com. She also self publishes on her web site, FiddleKnits.com.
Erica has been an active part of Knit Picks Independent Designer Program since it launched in late 2009. This program is dedicated to bringing knitters and crocheters affordable materials while supporting the Indie arts community.
Creating new designs is hands down my greatest passion. I love the anticipation and opportunity contained within a skein of yarn. My thrill in beginning a new project is topped only by the enjoyment I get from sharing the pattern for that project with the crafting community. As a contributing writer for About.com, I am looking forward to sharing my passion for crocheted designs with you. I hope that you visit the crochet pages of About.com often and find plenty of patterns, stitches, and inspiration to fuel your own passion for the craft.