About Us


As of March 2013 Michelle has written over 135 Knitting Designs, published Two Books, and at the time of publishing sells her work in over 96 shops across the US in 30 states, and in three countries. For a comprehensive list of retailers click here. Michelle has an educational background in Physics, works as a knitting author, and is a wife and parent to two children. She recently adopted her nephew who is disabled and spends her time knitting, writing, and learning to parent a special needs child after the loss of her sister and brother in law in 2011.

Fickle Knitter patterns specialize in designs that use one skein of luxury yarn. All Fickle Knitter patterns are tested and edited before self publishing.

Wholesale inquiries are welcome, please use the Contact link in the top right for more information!

Michelle has been knitting, blogging, designing, and maintaining this website since 2004.


“The premise of Michelle Miller’s Fickle Knitter Design Volume 1: Leaves is one most of us will appreciate–patterns that use 395 or fewer yards of yarn. We’ve seen a lot of people try this approach, small-scale and mainstream publishers alike, but the results don’t always scale aesthetically to match the amount of yarn the projects use. All eight of Michelle Miller’s designs in this book do, and beautifully.”
–Clara Parkes, “the Booklet” Summer 2012 Interweave Knits

Buy Patterns
Please visit the Retailer list for more info. To buy direct
visit the pattern shop, and ravelry.

Professional Memberships
Wholesale Member of TNNA.
Corporate Retailer of TKGA.