Allen has been knitting since the 1980s with an interest in multicolor knitting techniques. He has focused on the knitting traditions of Northern Europe and the British Isles and has taught traditional Scandinavian, Fair Isle and Latvian projects using the multicolor technique. Allen has expanded on his fiber interests to include spinning his own knitting yarns on one of his several spinning wheels. Allen lives in Madison, where he divides his time among knitting and spinning projects and spoiling the family Greyhounds.
Current Courses Offered by Allen Holzhueter
Knit an Arne & Carlos Inspired Bird
In spring of 2017, a new book by the well-known Norwegian knitting designers, Arne and Carlos, was published in English with the title, "Arne and Carlos' Field Guide to Knitted Birds.” Inspired by antique Christmas bird ornaments, they created over forty new varieties of knitted birds. Some are patterned on…
Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft
Build your own boat and timber frame your own home - so why not knit your own socks? After all, "you can't go barefoot," as your mom used to say. In this day-long introduction to knitting socks, you’ll be on your way to making your own socks for the rest…
Spinning Fibers On A Wheel
The classic Saxony-style spinning wheel was invented over 500 years ago, and is still a symbol of the “olden days.” Although the spinning wheel is no longer a household necessity for the production of the family’s clothing, many crafters, knitters and fiber artists find great satisfaction in spinning their own…