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Jean Greenhowe Designs are publishers of knitting pattern booklets for dolls and toys.

The company was formed in 1988 and is owned and run by Jean Greenhowe and her family.


Everything we produce is designed exclusively by Jean.  We do not have a design team and we do not publish work by other designers.


Jean began her career in the 1960s designing fashion garments for Vogue Knitting. 
In 1967 she joined Woman’s Weekly magazine as their craft features writer and designer.  Jean remained with the magazine for 24 years, producing hundreds of designs in a wide variety of crafts.  In fact, her designs became so popular that a Jean Greenhowe feature guaranteed a sell-out and in the 1980s Woman’s Weekly circulation rose to 1.3 million.


During these 24 years Jean also wrote 19 craft books, including ‘Knitted Toys’ which was one of the best-selling knitting books ever written.


In 1988 she established her own company Jean Greenhowe Designs, which went on to become one of the most successful publishers of knitting patterns in the world. 

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