My name is Natasha and welcome to Alaska Knit Nat! I have always had a passion for making useful things, whether they are knit, crocheted, sewn or randomly glued and assembled. I started Alaska Knit Nat in 2010 as a means to keep track of all the stuff I make. I live in Anchorage, Alaska where the winters are long and cold. I’m not much of an outdoorsy person, so I enjoy passing the time cooking, creating and thrift store shopping. I love to share my ideas and inspirations in a clear, concise manner.
My work has been featured in The Knot, Want That Wedding, PNWedding, Alaska Dispatch News, KTUU-TV, Anchorage Food Mosaic Project, Alaska Public Media, Alaska Bride & Groom Magazine, An Alaska Life, Anchorage Press, Gretchen Loves Anchorage, Alaska Parent Magazine, Buzzfeed, Craftgawker, Allfreeknitting.com, Cut Out and Keep, CountryLiving.com and Allfreecrochet.com.
My background is in languages and journalism. I currently work full time as a communications coordinator for an economic development nonprofit. I was given a needle and thread at age 3, learned to knit by 6 and was building my thrift store wardrobe by age 12. At 14 I got my first job in the flower department of my local grocery store and floral design has been a part of my life ever since.
The heart of my household has always been the kitchen and I feel joy when three generations of my family are busy at work making sausages, salmon caviar and large batches of marinara sauce.
So have a poke around and let me know what you think! I welcome comments, questions and guest bloggers.
You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Love from the Last Frontier,
9 thoughts on “About Knit Nat”
Love your Ice Cream Hat pattern. Thank you for sharing your patterns.
You’re welcome, Dee. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
I just happened upon your blog today and got ‘stuck’ on it for a while, finding all kinds of knitting patterns and enjoying your blog in general. Thanks!
Thanks for your kind words. I’m so happy you enjoyed reading my blog! Happy crafting!
I love how the Northern Lights afghan came out!! Now I am homesick for Alaska! Love your work.
Stumbled across your blog today-I love it! Am following you on Instagram🌻
I want to make your Simply Striped Baby Blanket. It is so pretty and I want to make it for a baby boy. I would like to make it wider. Could you tell me the number of stitches for a repeat pattern so I could make it wider. I don’t know how to figure that and I am not a real experienced knitter. Your help would be much appreciated.
Peggy from Idaho
Hi Peggy, unfortunately it’s been too long since I’ve made this blanket and I simply don’t remember how to expand it. Sorry I’m not able to help! -Natasha
Hi We are an elder couple and we want to pick low bush cranberries near or in Anchorage. Would you please care to share where we could pick low bush cranberries? Thank you very much! You could text me at 744-3454 please? or email me at email address email@example.com.