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Allyson Dykhuizen

I am the owner of The Sweatshop of Love, a Chicago knitting school and handmade clothing and accessories brand. I teach group knitting classes, specific project classes, and one on one classes by request. Leaving corporate America in my wake, I'm working towards opening my own store, full of handmade goodies by local artists. Until then, I just want to teach you to knit :) Check me out on myspace:

Profile Summary:
Knitting Chicago, IL
Teaching Knitting Lessons Chicago, IL
Clothing and Accessory Design Chicago, IL
More About Me
Knitting, sewing, clothing design, teaching, crocheting, handmade, free trade.
Work Experience:
After graduating from Columbia College here in Chicago, I worked for corporate real estate while Sweatshop of Loving on the side, but now that is taking a more central roll and I couldn't be more thrilled!
Columbia College Chicago - BA in Fiction Writing
Organizations / Affilations:
The Sweatshop of Love, Chicago Knitters Unite!
Allyson Dykhuizen is located in Chicago, IL and has the following skills: Knitting, Teaching Knitting Lessons, Clothing and Accessory Design
Training, Art / Creative, Skilled Trade / Crafts
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My Skills


Category: Skilled Trade / Crafts
I knit anything and everything! Custom orders or existing projects. Purses, sweaters, scarves, hats, mittens, you name it.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I am mainly self taught and love learning anything else I can related to this amazing skill.
Years Experience: 7

Teaching Knitting Lessons

Category: Training
I teach groups or one on one classes for people learning to knit for the first time, knitters who have questions on a current project, or knitters looking to expand their knowledge.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 3

Clothing and Accessory Design

Category: Skilled Trade / Crafts
I design, sew, and make a variety of clothing items and accessories for sale, and also take custom orders.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 8