My name is Annika Barranti. I live in Los Angeles.

I design knitting patterns, mostly for children but sometimes for grown-ups too. My patterns have been featured in Popknits and Petite Purls.

I learned how to knit at the very end of 2004. My son Sam was born in May of 2006 and I started designing things to make for him. My daughter Grace was born in December of 2009, and my design career really took off with her arrival. I design things for my children to wear, and hope that other people will want to make those things for their children.

The photo is of me, probably in 1978 or so. It looks a lot like Grace, which makes me happy.