Michael Harrigan Bio:
Michael is a Master Knitter, certified by The Knitting Guild Association, and a knitwear accessory designer based in Bangkok, Thailand. He enjoys traveling the world to see new things and for inspiration for his original designs. His main areas of interest are lace knitting and stranded colorwork.
Over the past few years he has designed lace patterns for accessories, such as scarves, shawls and other types of wraps. Many have been self-published (Ravelry: mwharrigan), several have been produced for Cascade Yarns®, and others have featured in online magazines.
His interest in knitting began as a child in the US when his mother showed him the basics. Living on a farm, in that area and at that time, knitting was not one of the approved pastimes for a young boy, so the needles were put aside – for quite a few years, in fact.
He travels frequently and tends to spend time in historic urban settings, visiting local artisan markets and bazaars, and admiring landscapes and natural features. He tries to recreate what he has seen in stitch patterns-interpreting elements of nature, landmarks, and textiles he encounters.