About Me

faye-perriam-knitwear-designer-technical-editor-the-knitter-simply-knittingHi I am Faye, and I live in Bristol with my husband and our lively toddler. I spend most days either running around after her or sat in my home office working on patterns for a number of designers, yarn companies and publications.

I have been interested in knitting and crochet since around 2007, and quickly began altering patterns and designing my own accessories. Prior to this I studied pattern cutting and dressmaking so I found construction came quite naturally to me and I enjoyed perfecting different techniques. Soon I began releasing some of my work as I started to take myself more seriously as a designer and get interest from other knitters.

At the beginning of 2013 I was lucky enough to join an amazing team and become the full time Technical Editor for The Knitter and Simply Knitting magazines. This opportunity meant I was able to work on a huge variety of patterns, including homewares, toys, accessories and a range of different garment styles on a day to day basis and communicate with a number of brilliant designers I could learn from. My confidence and accuracy grew and I began grading patterns for the magazines within 6-12 months and taking on private clients within a couple of years. I’ve also written a large selection of masterclasses on various knitting techniques, many of which can be found online.

After 8 years and much thought, in Feb 2021 I decided it was time to go completely freelance so I could spend more time with my family and be able to start creating own designs again.

When I’m not working I love to spend time doing yoga, taking photos and spending time out in nature, particularly on the Cornish coast.