Ana Carleton

Ana Carleton


Ana Carleton is a knitting pattern designer with over three decades experience.

Over 30 years ago, she started designing patterns out of necessity after purchasing a used punch card knitting machine for which there were no patterns available. Using methods like Intarsia, Fair Isle, Tuck stitch and Thread Lace, in addition to the mathematical Fibonacci Sequence to facilitate design with stripes, Carleton was able to successfully design children’s clothing patterns for this machine.

Carleton received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in French from Minnesota State University at Mankato. She speaks Spanish, English and French.

Carleton has knitted since she was nine years old. She especially enjoys building lace stitches and the design and construction of shawls. Other fine art interests include spinning wool, weaving with a floor loom, basket weaving, crochet, sewing, tatting, quilting, Hardanger and oil painting.


Fichu Scarf by Ana Carleton