Lily: Knitwear Designer & Author (worked with Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg & Isaac Mizrahi)
I live in New York and have been in the fashion industry my whole life. I went to FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and found so much happiness in the art of knitting. I never imagined knitting would take me around the world but it has. I’m a spokesperson for the yarn industry and I’ve made appearances at knitting places and events across the globe. I attend nearly every STITCHES event where I teach and lecture to thousands of knitters. I’ve been everywhere in the States and also to fun places like Italy, Bermuda, China and Japan. I’ve made many television appearances on CBS, NBC, E!, Lifetime , HGTV and CNN.
You probably guessed I always like to carry some knitting projects with me. I know lots of folks who have a separate bag for this. Why are you carrying all those bags, I want to ask them?? I like to move fast. I’m busy and have lots to do. I adore my Lauren bag because it’s my knitting bag, travel bag, purse, and everything else. It holds my phone, my laptop, my travel must-haves like snacks, lip balm, ear buds and wallet. Oh my goodness what would I ever do without this bag. Lucky for me I never have to find out! xo Lily
Lily Chin is a world traveler, knitwear designer and published author who was named Fastest Crocheter in the world. Her books include The Urban Knitter, Power Cables, Knit and Crochet with Beads, Mosaic Magic Afghans Made Easy, and the essential Couture Crochet Workshop. Lily has worked with fashion designers including Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg and Isaac Mizrahi. Iconic models like Raquel Welch, Vanna White, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell have graced the covers of magazines wearing Lily’s knitwear. Lily is a million-miler on American Airlines and her Lauren bag goes everywhere she goes.