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    Welcome! Big Sky Knitting Designs is the Montana-based home of designer, author, and teacher Janet Szabo. 

    Looking for Janet's books and patterns? 

    • To purchase copies of Aran Sweater Design, Cables, Volume 1: The Basics, or The 'I Hate to Finish' Guide, or the Cabling 101 video, please visit
    • To purchase downloadable back issues of Twists and Turns: The Newsletter for Lovers of Cable Knitting, or to purchase downloadable copies of Janet's patterns, please visit or
    • To purchase hard copies of Janet's patterns, please ask for them at your local yarn store.


    Janet is well-known for her Aran and cable designs. She loves to push the boundaries of what's possible, and her designs reflect the use of stitch patterns in unique and novel ways.  Top-down construction is her favorite method of Aran sweater design. She has written and taught extensively on this method. 





    Janet is the author of several books: The "I Hate to Finish Sweaters" Guide to Finishing Sweaters, Aran Sweater Design, and Cables, Volume 1: The Basics. For ten years she also published Twists and Turns®: The Newsletter for Lovers of Cable Knitting. Janet enjoys helping knitters advance their knitting and designing skills through all her publications.