Anne Chant

Anne Chant is a knitter of fine hats, headbands and other woolen items. She learned to knit from her Aunt Margaret, who resided in Raquette Lake, New York, a town in the Adirondack mountains. Her Aunt spent many a long winter’s day knitting beautiful sweaters for her nieces and nephews. Anne has had more time to practice her beloved craft, as she recently retired from teaching math at the local elementary/middle school. She grew up in Westchester County, New York, and currently lives in Chocorua, New Hampshire, with her husband, Paul. Anne earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Vermont and her MA in Education from Tufts University. She loves to use soft, luxurious wool in her knitting, enjoying the patterns that are created with yarn and needles.

Artist’s statement:

Perhaps it’s my background in mathematics that makes me fascinated by knitting. A simple change in the way the yarn is wrapped around a needle, or the needle is inserted into a stitch, can change what is created. I really enjoy seeing the knitted fabric appear by literally making different types of connected loops in the yarn.

My knitted items are both beautiful and useful. My hats keep a person toasty warm in the winter time, and look gorgeous as well. I always knit with silky wool, as I enjoy the feel of the yarn in my fingers, as well as the feel of the product when it is worn.

Knit by Anne

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