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Christelle Nihoul

Knitwear Designer

I’m a knitwear designer born in Belgium, but “Jack of All Trades” is probably a more suited title.

From preschool, where I learned to knit, crochet, knead bread, to my grandmother’s table, where I learned to trace sewing patterns, I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember. With some basics of garment design under my belt, I designed and knit my first sweater at the age of 15 – a long sweater with swathes of stockinette and cables.
Unfortunately, the day came that I left my needles and yarn behind me to head off to university, where I studied nursing. Like many of you, I graduated, went to work, went back to school, got married, had babies. And right after my last one was born, I knew it was time to step beyond the daily treadmill and move onto a new journey. I retired from full-time healthcare, and dedicated myself once again to creating patterns.

With the help of my husband, and amateur photographer, and my three reluctant models, I founded a small company based on our passions of photography and design. Finding inspiration in colors, “haute couture”, fashion, nature, architecture (amongst so many other things), I now spend my days publishing patterns and ebooks for fashion-forward knitters. I look forward to sharing my journey with you.

Recently one of Christelle’s designs is published in ‘Woolpeople 12’ by Brooklyn Tweed.

Christelle is designing under the name ‘Christal LK Designs’, you can check out her website. Patterns are being sold on her Ravelry page.
She is also active on Instagram and Facebook.

Masterclass Brioche Knitting
Masterclass Short Rows