Heidi Hennessy

Cashmere knit wear designer and knitting machine teacher.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 05/21/2022

Matchy matchy. Why try new colors when you know what you like?

What are your go-to colors?

Timeline photos 05/18/2022

Love is love. These scarfs were created out of my passion to be a safe and loving person to my friends, family and friends I haven't met yet in the LGBTQ+ community. I love you, I accept you and stand with you!

Timeline photos 05/16/2022

The ideas are endless. The time however, is not! It is tough sifting through what I want to create and what I have time to create. I've mentioned before that the award for being an amazing starter of projects goes to me. One of my goals this year is to FINISH projects!!! I'd like that award too.

Timeline photos 05/13/2022

I love hand seaming. I gotta have something to do at night while I watch TV or ... I'll fall asleep on the couch. (Can I get an Amen?) But my trusty linkers sure do make fast and beautiful seams. This is a shoulder seam for a set-in sleeve on a classic crew neck sweater. It'll seam like magic in minutes!⁠

Do you work with a linker?⁠

Timeline photos 05/11/2022

Well aren't you pretty?⁠

Now to use my design magic and turn this idea into a garment! ⁠

Timeline photos 05/09/2022

The backside of fair isle color work on the knitting machine is just so lovely. I am swatching away as I work through an idea I have in my head. It's so fun to dream of something then make it happen. And in my best Tim Gunn voice I did indeed just say "Designers, make it work!"⁠

Timeline photos 05/06/2022

When you have an idea in your head but you're not sure what colors you want to use ... you buy all the colors so you can sample knit until the cows come home. This palette make my heart sing!⁠

Timeline photos 05/04/2022

Crazy yarn hairdos happening today in the studio. ⁠

Timeline photos 05/02/2022

My personal favorite design of mine. This is the Meredith Infinity Scarf. She is worked in luxury cashmere yarn in Fisherman's Rib - also called Brioche Stitch. I sell these in a nice handful of soft neutral colors and this fan favorite color! ⁠

This lofty infinity scarf is light and airy and because it's cashmere, it's warm and cloud soft! ⁠You can find it on my website.

Timeline photos 04/29/2022

Working on a classic crewneck, set in sleeve, machine knitting sweater pattern. Taking all the measurements and checking them twice. I love math. ⁠

Timeline photos 04/27/2022

When you become an empty nester, a puppy helps fill the void. This little giant baby is busy now but when he is a full grown 150+ lb newfie, he will keep my feet warm while I work on my knitting machines. Meet Juggernaut. At the time this pic was taken he was just 3 months old. He is now 6 months old and weighs in at a whopping 106 lbs! Fur babies are the best! Do you have a fur baby?⁠

Timeline photos 04/25/2022

My sweet momma who recently took up watercolor painting, painted this for me. It's a perfect reminder to see where I've been on this entrepreneur journey. ⁠

These are skeins of Lux Adorna Cashmere Yarn. I no longer make and sell yarn and this painting displays at my desk to remind me to celebrate past achievements! I am proud of what I built in Lux Adorna and am also feeling free as I move forward where my creative mind takes me. This is the artists life.⁠

Timeline photos 04/22/2022

This is my reminder, hanging at my desk that I see everyday. And I am. ⁠

Timeline photos 04/20/2022

I am an AMAZING starter. Finisher ... not so much. This sweater ... this glorious sweater, is one of my all time fav designs that sat in the "Patter-To-Be-Written" pile for far too long. Is it time to get this one written and published? Most definitely. ⁠

Timeline photos 04/17/2022

Another sunny day. Another opportunity to bask in my work. ⁠

Timeline photos 04/14/2022

I sure do miss teaching machine knitting in person! I have a bug in my mind that just will not go away...⁠

I am thinking about offering an in-person machine knitting weekend workshop. *GASP* Can we really start planning get-togethers again? I am hoping so. ⁠

Who might be interested in getting more details about this? Let me know in the comments.⁠

Timeline photos 04/12/2022

Spring is arriving. New growth, bright colors and sunny mornings are inspiring me to let my creativity run. I am thankful to live in a place with all 4 season where I can lean into and embrace the feelings and emotions each season brings. It's been a dark winter so this spring is especially welcome. ⁠

Timeline photos 04/10/2022

From temperatures in the mid 70's on Friday to a snow day on Sunday. Oh Idaho, your fickle springs always remind me it's not time to pack away the winter clothing yet! ⁠

Today is a cozy up with a decaf mocha breve and catch up in front of the computer kinda day. ⁠

Photos from Heidi Hennessy's post 03/30/2022

When looking for coordinating yarn in your yarn stash and you find these beachy neutrals, you feel a moment of pride for being really good at having all the right colors tucked away. ⁠

Project: Fingerless Mitts

Photos from Heidi Hennessy's post 03/28/2022

When I teach folks how to knit on a knitting machine, it's important to me that not only do you learn a cool new skill, you also make fun things! And these sets of fingerless mitts are indeed fun things. ⁠

Course 2 goes live in April where I teach you 3 different turned hems and fully fashioned increases while we make 3 sets of mitts. Go ahead and start making your holiday gift giving list now, everyone will want these!


A little behind the scenes as I am organizing the next Learn To Knit On A Knitting Machine Course. In Course 2 we will be working on turned hems and fully fashioned increases when we make fingerless mitts. Oh goodness, they are cute too!


Ok hand knitters. I know I can't be the only one addicted to cute little tins full of stitch markers. Fess up.
I will be bringing loads of these to Stitches West this week in Sacramento. Come grab a few in booth 529.

Photos from Heidi Hennessy's post 02/25/2022

Got the new website up and (fingers crossed) running smoothly. My goal for the year is to simplify and then simplify some more and when tempted to take on too much, remind myself that my goal is to simplify! Not an easy goal for someone who wants to dive into a million things. I am learning it is smarter and healthier for me to focus on one thing. Well - several things but those things must all fit into one container. My container is cashmere accessories, machine knitting and teaching and it's all in one happy website place. www.heidihennessy.com


My new business cards for The Knitting Machine School arrived and aren't they cute?

Heidi Hennessy updated their address. 02/16/2022

Heidi Hennessy updated their address.

Heidi Hennessy updated their address.

Heidi Hennessy updated their website address. 02/16/2022

Heidi Hennessy updated their website address.

Heidi Hennessy updated their website address.

Timeline photos 12/21/2021

The last of the cashmere knits were shipped out for the holidays! Now it's time to rest, snuggle the new puppy and wrap presents for my family. Thank you for supporting a one woman owned and operated small business this year! Your purchases made a difference for my family. Happy Holidays!

Photos from Heidi Hennessy's post 12/17/2021

Just landed! The FEMINIST Scarf. These brand new scarves are in stock and available in 6 color combos. Knit in my luxury 100% cashmere, these bold scarves make a statement. Made right here in my studio in the USA. Get one today!

Timeline photos 11/20/2021

Want to learn to knit on a knitting machine? This brand new online course is up and ready.⁠

Want a sweet deal on pricing? Of course you do. Today is the last day on the deal.⁠

Pay $99 through the end of today. 11/20/21⁠
Price goes back up to $129 tomorrow.


Timeline photos 11/17/2021

Did you know that I am Machine Knitting OBSESSED? ⁠

I am and I've turned it into a second business that I am in absolute love with. Along with selling knitting machines, I am now teaching courses online teaching folks how to knit on a knitting machine. And my very first course launches TODAY!⁠


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