About Me

I am the author of Sock Architecture, a book to inspire the most awesome socks you ever knit. Design your own or enjoy the 17 patterns in the book. Choose your favorite toe, heel and direction of knitting (toe up or top down) and really have fun with your socks!

I am also the co-author of Crafting the Resistance, which is due out in August of 2017.

Do you like learning about knitting online? Have you tried Craftsy, yet? Check out my Toes and Heels class! If you buy it through this link, it's 50% off.

You can buy signed copies of my books in my Etsy shop.

I blog about design inspiration, sewing, knitting, spinning, weaving, and anything else I like here.

Would you like me to teach a class or hold a book signing at your shop or knitting group? Check out my Teaching and Travel Schedule to see when I'll be in your area.

Email me at laraneel at mac daht com.

Math4Knitters/Lara Neel Designs

I published over 150 free patterns in three years for the Math4Knitters: Crafty Living blog. Now, I'm offering select, test-knit (and/or tech edited) patterns for sale. The easiest way to reach me is on Ravelry.


Knit Now, Issue 34, May 2014 (Ballads & Sonnets Mitts)

Sockupied, Fall 2013 (Chicken Dinner Socks)

Knit Edge, Issue 2 (Square Route Mitts)

Petite Purls, Issue 14 (Magic Trick Baby Sweater)

Ennea Collective, June, 2012 (PB&J Cowl)

Knitty Spring + Summer, 2012 (Tootsie Socks)

From Lara Neel Designs:

Almost Spring Hat

Bellybutton Baby Blanket

Eulalia Shawl

Firebird Flight Shawl

Fur Eloise Shawl

Hold Me Close Shawl

Keys to the Castle Baby Sweater

Mediety Cardigan

Schaad Hat

Sherwood Slippers

So Easy It's Gross Hat

Sunday Morning Slippers

Sweetest Heart Socks