The Biggest Knitting and Crocheting event in Holland

Christel Smallegange

Queen of translations

My name is Christel Smallegange. My passion for knitting started when I was just four years old. However, as my mother thought I was a bit too young to play with knitting needles, she taught me to crochet instead. I enjoyed that a great deal, but once I finally started knitting at age seven, that’s when I really fell in love. I’ve been knitting ever since, although there have been times in my life where knitting had to be put on the back burner out of necessity.

When I was around forty, I caught the knitting bug again and I started designing bags and shawls for my local wool store ‘Koperdraadje’. Recently I’ve also been creating designs for my own page (ChrizKnitz) on Ravelry.

Furthermore, because of my passion for Nordic Fair Isle cardigans, I’ve ‘accidentally’ segued into translating knitting patterns. For the last year and a half, I’ve been translating the knitting patterns by Sidsel Janne Høivik from Norwegian to Dutch, and I’ve also done some translations for Norwegian designer Kari Hestness and English designer Chrissie Day.

Now, I also give workshops on decorating your knitting and giving it the finishing touch, using the methods of Sidsel Janne Høivik – with her consent, of course.

You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Ravelry as ChrizKnitz.

Class – Decorating trics