Knitters Series: Julia Grau

Julia Grau is a German knitting designer, instructor for knitting classes and blogger, living in the area of Bavaria.

One year ago, she founded her own knitting label JULIA GRAU DESIGN. All the products she sells under this label she designs and knits herself herself.

She puts the focus on high quality materials and classic and plain designs.

Julia Grau

When did you start knitting?

I started knitting 6-7 years ago, but over the last 4 years I have greatly increased my time spent knitting.

Where did you learn to knit? Who taught you?

I learned the basics in primary during our handcrafting classes. Everything else, I read in knitting books and learned by trying.

Julia Grau

Describe knitting to you in 3 words.

Creativity, relaxation, happiness

Do you prefer to knit for yourself or for others?

At the beginning I have knitted for me and my family but after one year I created my own knitting label, JULIA GRAU DESIGN.

Since this point I have began knitting for other people as well and want to make them happy with my work.

Your favorite stitch?

Mostly I knit in garter stitch but I also love to knit in cable stitch.

Julia Grau

What is your preferred kit from We Are Knitters?

I loooooove the super chunky, cozy Nick Blanket.

The wool, petite wool, cotton, fabric yarn, or baby alpaca?

The petite wool is my favorite.

Julia Grau

What is your favorite time to knit? Your favorite place to knit?

If I could, I would love to knit 24/7 but unfortunately, this is not possible every day 😉 and my favorite place: to be honest, everywhere where there is a place to sit.

Any advice for someone starting to knit?

Stay patient at knitting, it pays off!