About Me

I'm 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 came out in 2017.

Do you love learning about knitting online? Have you tried Craftsy? Check out my Toes and Heels class!

Interested in my life as a marketing professional, copywriter, and all-around content producer? Check out my LinkedIn profile and some of my writing samples on Google Drive.

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 at the Journal Gazette. 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