Bag KNITlig står jeg Tanja. Jeg er 33 år gammel og bor i Vodskov, som er en forstad til Aalborg. Jeg bor sammen med min lille hund, en papillon på 10 år ved navn Kato og mit livs kærlighed.
Hvem lærte mig at strikke
Hvem lærte mig det så?
KNITlig is a combination of several words
KNIT – and lig which is the end of several words on Danish I associate with knitting, among other things cozy (hyggelig), blissful (lykkelig) and oving(kærlig). I changed my name from Strikkestudio in March 2020 All my patterns Designed under Strikkestudio have now been moved to KNITlig.
My designs are very different to eachother and I get inspired from many places, from nature, a piece of clothing in the fashion, a color composition or shapes I seen somewere. I often design clothes that I lack in my own wardrobe and like to fiddle with details and a feminine touch.
Behind KNITlig is Tanja. I am 33years old, living in Vodskov, which is a suburb of Denmark’s 4th largest city named Aalborg in the northern part of Denmark. I live together with my little dog age 10 and my boyfriend. As a person I have always been creative, and throughout my young years I have been around various creative hobbies. I have always found peace during my immersion in my creativity. However, it was knit that took over in my adult life. I am driven to see the joy you give me when you proudly showcase your version of my design. I love to see your interpretations, color choices and talk to you about your considerations of these. I love knitting and creating and one day I decided to give my creator abilities further.
Who taught me how to knit
I didn’t learn, like many others, to knit by an elderfamily member, there was simply no one in my family who knitted. I first learned to knit as an adult and therefore have relatively few years of knitting
Who taught me then?
Well It requires a little longer explanation about my background. In 2011, I was diagnosed with a rare tumor in my head (a paraganglioma, if some are curious). I have been operated a handful of times
both at home and abroad, as well as through a series of radiotherapy treatments. Up to the course of my illness, I had learned the basic knitting techniques, by an acquaintance’s mother. But during my 4-week stay at the National Hospital’s patient hotel, in connection with the radiation treatments, a sweet elderly lady taught me how to knit. I have been knitting ever since and have since. I have used a lot of youtube as well as my local yarn shop when I needed help correcting errors. Otherwise, I have always just tried my way out, which is often driven by my laziness to knit backwards. Yarns and needles have certainly helped giving joy of life back and I have, without knowing used knitting as a therapy.
I went for a few years with the idea of opening a webshop, I got more and more blood on the tooth to develop and decided in consultation with my oyfriend, to jump into deep water and open the web shop, it could not go any worse than wrong.
I haven’t yet regret and am delighted every day that I have finally found my own everyday life as early etirement and knitwear designer.