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Favorite Knitwear Designer

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The Readers' Choice Awards for 2013 highlight the best in knitting yarn, needles, favorite books, blogs and designers. Learn more about the finalists and vote for your favorite knitwear designer.

You may vote for one selection in each category and may vote once a day between Feb. 19 and March 19. A valid e-mail address or Facebook login is required.

Finalists are listed in alphabetical order; you can vote at the bottom of the page.

Boo Knits

Boo Knits is an English designer of lace shawls whose patterns can be found on Ravelry. She says her designs offer "maximum impact with minimum stress." And knitters clearly agree there's something special about her projects: four of them have more than 1,000 likes on Ravelry.

Her most popular design is Fragile Heart, a beaded shawl that makes any day a little more fancy.

Cookie A

Cookie A is a prolific and innovative sock designer who has written two books about socks, Sock Innovation and Knit. Sock. Love. as well as a book of garments. Some of her most famous patterns include Monkey and Pomatomus. See all her designs on her Ravelry page.

Jared Flood

Jared Flood is the designer behind Brooklyn Tweed, a yarn company that produces two weights of American wool yarn as well as a bevy of beautiful, wearable designs. He is a designer and a photographer whose work can be seen in other knitter's books.

See his designs on his Ravelry page.

Erica Jackofsky

Erica Jackofsky is the knitter behind Fiddle Knits Designs. She designs intricate lace shawls, fun hats and other projects, as well as designing several lines of hand dyed yarn. A pair of her mitts, called Sourwood Mountain, has been liked almost 4,000 times on Ravelry and is in 1,400 queues.

Learn more at her Ravelry page.

Stephen West

Stephen West is an American designer living in Amsterdam who designs shawls, scarves, hats, sweaters, blankets and more. His most popular design on Ravelry, the Boneyard Shawl, has been liked a whopping 13,700 times.

Check out more of his designs on Ravelry.

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