Jen and Bess stand next to an outdoor mural. They are both grinning, and lean together with their heads touching. They both wear soft, fluffy drop shoulder knits.

Knitting sweaters can change the world

We are two best friends, Jen Parroccini and Elizabeth Margaret, who came together over our love of knitwear design and our dedication to mastering our craft.

We believe that access to participating in the handmade clothing movement is a justice issue.

Whether you knit because your size or shape isn't served by stores, you want to live a more eco-conscious life, or you want to opt out of the exploitive labor practices of the fast-fashion industry - everyone deserves an opportunity to shape the world they want to live in.

Our goal is to make sure that every maker has the tools they need to clothe themselves in daily acts of art and political upheaval.

Your knits should fit

We're committed to "fit-first" design. That means that we're considering how patterns will actually wear on the body, grading for a full size range, and offering modifications in-pattern whenever it makes sense to do so.

Jen wears Keeper, a super soft handknit hoodie with a bright black and white graphic colorblock effect.

It's not just about patterns...

Patterns are only the first step in creating a sweater. We want to make sure that you have all the tools you need to create the garments you dream of wearing. We love designing, but the real change happens when you look under the hood with us.

Community

We host a free Slack community for makers interested in fit, fashion, mastery of craft, and overthrowing the patriarchy. Whether you're working a One Wild pattern or something else, we want to make with you! Join us here.

Broadcast

We like to think of the Broadcast as your invitation to sit in our studios and chat with us. Tune in for Q&A on fit and modifications, tips for wearing and styling your knits more, and behind the scenes on the design and grading process. You can find the One Wild Broadcast on YouTube and your favorite audio podcast platforms.

Classes and coaching

Whether you're looking for an online group class to build your toolkit, or you want to book time to work through a problem with one of us, we offer a range of ways for you to connect directly with us. Learn with us here.

Elizabeth wears Marsha's Pride, a soft drop shoulder handknit sweater with a gentle speckle pattern.

About our values

The safety and wellbeing of people from all cultures is a priority for us. There are all sorts of ways to be a person, and our world is personally the richest when we benefit from the thinking, art, and perspectives of as many people as possible. Ensuring the safety of our spaces is a critical part of our agreement with our community, and we take care to enforce boundaries that keep us and our community safe. 

Additionally, we hold ourselves to a personal responsibility to examine our behaviors and beliefs for ways that we unconsciously uphold supremacy, including white supremacy, ageism, sizeism, classism, and ableism. We are constantly evaluating and updating these beliefs and behaviors to ensure our community remains open and welcoming.

Our knitting patterns are meant for you to make your own. Pattern design is an act of team co-creation that involves contributions from the designer, rancher, dyer, editor, photographer, testers, and knitters! Only one of those roles is ours, but all roles are critical - we want to see the wonderful things you dream of, and we are here to help you make those dreams into a reality.

So tell us, what will you knit with your one wild and precious life?

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