Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear, and knit.purl magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program. Allyson is coeditor of the book Midwestern Knits, and has multiple how to videos produced by Interweave/F&W available at Craft Daily and She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and is creator and editor of the online knitting magazine Holla Knits.

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