Erica Jackofsky

Erica Jackofsky is a designer and developer of knit and crochet patterns who publishes designs in magazines and on knitting and yarn websites.


  • Crochet and knit pattern designer and writer with patterns published in yarn and knitting magazines and websites
  • Active part of Knit Picks Independent Designer Program


Erica Jackofsky was a contributing crochet pattern writer for The Spruce Crafts. Jackofsky, aka Fiddle Knits, is a knit and crochet designer based out of eastern Long Island. She enjoys creating designs ranging from hats to sweaters that pair clean, simple shapes with beautiful details and accents. 

Jackofsky began her designing career focused exclusively on knitted accessories. She has taken it back to her roots and included crochet in an effort to make her patterns more widely accessible.

Jackofsky has been steadily publishing designs for both print and online media. You can find her patterns in publications such as Yarn Forward Magazine, Creative Knitting Magazine, and online at She also self-publishes on her website, Fiddle Knits specializes in original patterns for knitters. Since 2008 Fiddle Knits has worked with several publications and companies as well as growing a vast library of over 200 self-published designs.

She has been an active part of Knit Picks Independent Designer Program since it launched in late 2009. This program is dedicated to bringing knitters and crocheters affordable materials while supporting the Indie arts community.


Jackofsky earned a bachelors degree in visual and performing arts from the State University of New York, Empire State College.

Expertise: Knitting, Crochet
Education: SUNY Empire State College
Location: Long Island, New York

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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