My name is Tracy and I am the owner and designer behind Blueberry Barn. I am a freelance knitwear designer living and working in the scenic Peak District area in the UK. I have knitted for almost as long as I have walked, having been taught at a very young age by my aunt. I quickly caught the knitting bug and have almost always had at least one project on the go ever since!! I have knitted for local yarn shops, undertaken commissions and started selling my own hand knits on the internet in about 2007. I am proud to say that there are women, children and babies wearing my hand knits in countries all over the world!!
Having knitted for almost 45 years (which somewhat gives away my age!), I am very fortunate to have now been able to make a career out of something that I love doing so much!
Whilst I find knitting incredibly relaxing and therapeutic, I am a perfectionist and it often takes me longer to 'finish' an item than it did to knit it!
Although I have always created my own designs - often "on the fly" while I knit, it was only a few years ago ... with advances in technology and the ease of selling digital files on the internet ... that I decided to actually document the patterns and sell them. My patterns have now been sold all over the world and I love to see the finished projects of knitters who have used my patterns. I love to encourage new or novice knitters to this wonderful craft so I try to design my patterns with them in mind - uncomplicated patterns and simple designs.
In 2016 I introduced my range of luxury hand dyed yarns. I enjoy creating one of a kind colourways and produce them in small batches, but I'm more than happy to dye larger batches for projects requiring several skeins of yarn on request
Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy browsing and see something to inspire you to pick up yarn and needles and knit!!