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Hi! I’m Jessica

I’m the Owner, Designer, and everything else at Herr Stitches. After learning to crochet as a teenager, I fell in love with the craft and the wonderful garments it produces. Recently, I have decided to share that love with the world, starting Herr Stitches out of my home in 2019. During the day, I’m a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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Modern, Size-Inclusive Sweaters

Herr Stitches focuses on modern crochet and knitwear designed to be both stylish and comfortable. I’m constantly seeking inspiration for fashionable new designs, scanning both the high-end boutiques of Philadelphia’s “Main Line” suburbs and the late-for-class styles of university students with equal appreciation. My designs are size-inclusive and created to be worn by anyone.

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Beautiful, Hand-dyed Yarn

In addition to designing patterns, I also hand-dye my own high quality merino yarn. The color palettes I create are inspired by exotic animals, works of fine art, vintage furniture, and much more. Combining this handmade yarn with the patterns that I’ve designed allows me to create truly one-of-a-kind beautiful garments.

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Get and Give Back

Herr Stitches also donates a portion of every sale to OneTreePlanted, a charity that helps with reforestation efforts around the planet.

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Outside of Yarn

When I’m not in the lab or crocheting, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exercising, and trying new restaurants.

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