Anita, the main designer behind NitaB&NishaN, is an independent knitwear, crochet, jewelry, sewing, craft - designer and teacher. At age 3, Anita realized her passion for crafting, when she started taping together bits of fabric to make doll’s clothes. She has not looked back since!
Anita’s designs have been featured multiple times on Craftsy blogs, as well as Kollabora’s ‘Totally Accessorized’, 'Everybody In The Pool!' & 'Sparkle and Shine' Collections; commissioned kits have sold worldwide and free patterns have been downloaded a few thousand times. Her ‘Swatch Cheat Sheet’ made its debut in the Spring 2016 issue of Knotions, and also got a mention on UK’s Simply Knitting Facebook page. Anita's designs are published in Sixth&Spring Books '60 Quick Beginner Projects' and Malabrigo Book Sixteen Verano – The Pima Cotton Collection.
Born and raised in Singapore, Anita grew up in the US and is currently enjoying the bright, bold, colors of India with her amazing husband and their teenager, who feeds every stray dog in sight.
When thinking up a design with any skein of yarn*, the first two questions I ask myself are, "Will a beginner knitter be able to make this? Perhaps with a little practice?"
Then comes the thought, 'How about someone with a little more experience, who wants to make something fast and pretty for themselves or as a gift?'
Above questions + gorgeous yarns + simple stitches = NitaB&NishaN Design Concept
*Note that most patterns require just 1 skein of yarn!
Our Mike&Meera Line
A happy burst of color - the accessories in this line are 'grown up' versions of designs that have been dancing in my head since college!
Pieces are meant to be simple, elegant, versatile, quick and easy to make. Maybe use a different color thread, skip the sequins, add matching beads and you have a masculine version!
This collection named itself - Mike was probably the happiest guy I went to college with. The sole girl in most of my classes, I would get picked on by a couple guys, but Mike always stuck up for me - kindness I will never forget. Sadly, Mike passed on, during our senior year. Reminiscing my college days always brings back happy memories of Mike. Meera is just a name I have loved since college!