About Anne

Annetarsia Knits AnneAnne Berk was certified by The Knitting Guild of America as a Master Knitter in 2003.  She has been a knitting instructor since 1998. She has taught Annetarsia techniques for Stitches events, Sock Summit, Madrona Fiber Arts, Fiber retreats, and local yarn store classes.

Anne has published numerous intarsia patterns in several different publications. Check the list below!

  • Man’s argyle vest 2009, Simply Shetland
  • Shibui Argyle, February 2010, ShibuiKnits publication
  • Pinwheel Beret– IK Holiday Gifts, Holiday 2010, Interweave Press
  • Inside Intarsia – DVD by Interweave Press
  • The Gordon Highlanders and Their Socks – Piecework Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011, Interweave Press
  • 1846 Gordon Highlanders Regiment Tartan Socks – Piecework Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011, Interweave Press
  •  McGonagall – an argyle sock pattern knit flat and seamed, for Sockupied, Spring 2011, Interweave Press
  • MithrilTwist Collective, Spring/Summer 2011
  • Zig Zag Sock – Blue Moon Fiber Arts
  • Traveling Man Sweater – Blue Moon Fiber Arts
  • Simply Argyles – Simply Sock Yarn Co/ Vogue Knitting magazine Fall 2011
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Elinor’s Tea Cozy – Jane Austen Knits 2011
  • The Hazy History of Knitting NeedlesPiecework Magazine Vol. XX, Number 2 Mar/Apr 2012
  • Lester Felted Bag – Dreaming of Shetland, a dream-funder for Deb Robson. www.dreamingofshetland.com

Anne’s Background

Anne went to school at Lewis and Clark College, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science in 1980. She then went on to Pacific University College of Optometry, where she received her Doctor of Optometry in 1985. When she isn’t knitting, she is the owner and optometrist at Sunnyside Vision Source (Clackamas, OR) and Eastside Vision Source (Portland, OR), and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She is married to Bill Berk, and is the mother of two adult children. Her main interests include: knitting (of course), choral singing, and distance running.