About Us

Hello out there!

My name is Imani and I am the creative, and sometimes scatter-brained mind behind The Knotty Buffalo.I’m Buffalo born and raised and I love my city! #GOBILLS I originally learned to knit in the second grade at an after school program. My father then taught me how to crochet when I was about 11. I have had a love for yarn and fiber ever since my first lesson, but I didn’t always love the yarn I found at the local box stores. Since I haven’t used a lot of the knowledge I picked up from all those chemistry classes since college, I figured I would put it to good use creating my own colorways!

Here at The Knotty Buffalo, all of the yarn is hand dyed in small batches either in pans or in a kettle. I draw inspiration from things I see and feel every day as well as music to create beautiful, vibrant, and sometimes moody colors with makers in mind.

The majority of my bases are a combination of superwash merino wool and nylon unless otherwise specified. I do recommend that all pieces made with this yarn be hand washed and laid flat to dry. Wool wash is your friend!

All yarn is dyed in my dog and cat friendly home and stored with lavender to maintain a fresh scent. Please be aware when purchasing for yourself or others that may have allergies.