Jill is a freelance graphic designer by day, and knitwear designer by night.


In 2000, while earning her BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University, she found herself spending so much time in front of a computer that she missed her desire to create with her hands. After picking up a book on knitting, she quickly learned the craft and hasn’t put her needles down since!


Publishing her first pattern in 2009, (the Smocked Slouch), Jill continues to add to her growing line of knitting patterns. Mostly self-published but also for books, magazines, and yarn companies.


Jill’s graphic design background is evident in her unique designs and bold colorwork. Her designs range from simple accessories to uniquely constructed garments. Not limited to one design aesthetic; Jill designs patterns that are both simple and classic, as well as designs that are bold and colorful with a modern flair.

What she loves most about knitwear design, is seeing her vision come to life. And what she thinks is even better than that, is seeing others knit her patterns!


Jill lives in rural Michigan with her husband and three young boys.


Knitting: www.knitterella.com
Graphic Design: www.jillzielinskidesigns.com