About Pru

Why does anyone learn to knit? As an antidote to restless hands, as a way of connecting with an older relative or a family tradition?

Knitting is often seen as a craft for children, women who are expecting children/ grandchildren or a pastime for retirees… people often give up halfway through their first scarf and never discover the incredible richness of this art form or the diverse community worldwide who embrace it as a mindfulness practice, a creative outlet, or a way to express their cultural heritage.

It’s amazing how much joy some string and two sticks has brought me over the years… I learnt to knit when I was 5 and I’m still learning! Exploring patterns with my grandma, workshops and knit alongs with friends have not only nurtured my skills but enriched my life. Knitting has fostered friendships, inspired travel and of course, a creative career.

I began running Dear Pru in 2017 as a side hustle while working as a high school teacher in Adelaide, South Australia. I began with the intent to share skills, foster creativity and connect people around knitting. Teaching workshops around Australia remains at the core of my business model. I also design patterns for sale in print internationally and online and I hope to launch an online learning platform soon.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dear Pru’s sock workshop is fantastic! Anyone who’s reading this who is still on the fence- get yourself a ticket! Even if you know “how to do socks” already, there are so many variations that you’ll probably learn something you didn’t know already

— Nerida

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I never thought I’d be good at knitting or even begin to understand how to do it… I absolutely love knitting now. I aspire to make a beanie and socks, and one day a jumper!

— Krystal