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About Knit Nature

Solving a problem can have surprising consequences. 

Knit Nature is the unexpected outcome of seeking good quality, practical and modern-looking knitwear for my children. 

Living in New Zealand, where sheep outnumber people by a factor of more than 7 to 1, you might think this wouldn’t be a problem.  However, I found that if I want lots of options for woollen - and potentially, organic - knitwear for my children, hand knitting is probably the only way to get there.  And anyway, I enjoy putting my own creative touches on what they're wearing.

My great-grandmother taught me to knit when I was a child.  At the time, I don’t think I ever progressed past knitting an incomplete scarf full of holes.  More than thirty years later, I started to knit again.   Before long I was surprising myself (not to mention my family and friends) with what I could make. 

I like clothes to fit nicely.  I'm interested in using different to usual construction techniques to achieve an excellent fit and - with my most recent designs - a garment that is seamless (or as close to it as possible!).

I do hope you enjoy knitting my designs, and that they are loved and appreciated by those who wear them.

Michelle Ben

Knit Nature knitting patterns are available for purchase as downloadable pdf files.  A link to the product(s) you have purchased will be emailed to you upon completion of your order (please check your spam folder if this email doesn't arrive in your inbox).  You can also access the product(s) you have purchased from the "My orders" section of your account (under "My account") when you are logged in to Knit Nature.


To purchase a Knit Nature knitting pattern:

1. Click on “Add to cart” button beside the pattern you would like to purchase.

2. Click on “Check out” button in the CART box (or “Next” button on the SHOPPING CART SUMMARY page).

3. Create your account, if you do not have one already. Otherwise log in to your existing account.

4. Change address details (for your invoice) if necessary, then click the “Next” button.

5. Confirm agreement with the terms of service, then click the “Next” button.

6. All payments (including credit cards) are processed by PayPal. It is not necessary for you to have a PayPal account in order to make a purchase from Knit Nature. You may pay using either a PayPal account or by using a credit card. Click on the PayPal box, followed by the “I confirm my order” button. This will transfer you to PayPal’s secure website for payment processing. Knit Nature does not store credit card information (see our Privacy Policy).

7. Your order will be listed on your ORDER HISTORY page. Click on the order number, and then download the file. Subject to Knit Nature’s Terms & conditions, you may download the file more than once. A link to the product(s) you have purchased will also be emailed to you when your order is completed.