March 01, 2020 1 min read

After spending over a decade in corporate finance, Tian Connaughton turned her part-time side hustle as a crochet and knitwear designer and sought-after technical editor into a full-time business.

Leveraging her expertise, Tian coaches, creates patterns, and designs learning programs to empower knitters, crocheters, technical editors, and creatives to establish solid foundations to grow and reach their goals.

Tian is not afraid to share what she knows. You can often find her on Instagram @KnitDesignsbyTian sharing insights that motivate, with the mindset that “if I can do it, so can you”, because she’s here to show you how and cheer you on along the way.

Tian is also the creator behind the online course Pattern Grading Made Easy, the host of the Real Talk with Tian podcast, and the author of two books available on Amazon. You can find her at

Samples of Tian's designs, Wingdale Cowl, Chevron Pop Shawl and Frome Cowl are in store all throughout March.