6 Bits Storybooks for Knitters



1. Designs develop around common values such as texture, colour, techniques. Shared values provide natural growth from project to project developing skills, deepening interest and esteeming each individual's story. The designs are all stunningly showcased in the next bit of our storybook…

2· Imagery enriches the story telling from the first glance, teasing out themes and embellishing ideas with new sources of inspiration and an attention to details that strengthens our central theme. Without saying a word, our photographs can tell stories that knitters want to share in and be part of, they feel as if they are an integral part of where the story takes place, our next vital bit…

3. Location becomes a point around which the designs, resources, yarns and storytelling pivot. In exploring special details of location, 6 Bits takes readers on a journey and then encourages them to re-discover their own backyard. We empower readers to find their own yarn substitutions and fresh new resources unique to their crafting local to them. We blend this in to the next bit…

4. Words inspire, inform and develop our many strands through articles and stories that encourage knitters to take a deeper look at their process and resources. Though patterns are knit in specific yarn, designers highlight attributes of that yarn and explain characteristic to consider when sourcing local substitutes. Readers are given the option to knit as shown or support their community of yarn providers as they integrate another bit of the publication…

5· Learning is placed at the heart of 6 Bits and includes techniques, tips as well as a heartfelt exploration of the many elements at play within the collection. Whether knitters wish to soak up the rich story of the way a yarn is dyed or a fibre farmed, this is a place where deeper connections with our craft are made, and this making is esteemed in our next bit…

6. Tools are thoughtfully explored from the needle required for a technique to the notions necessary to get the best result for the finished knitted item. These tools are discussed by the crafter using them in the context of a specific pattern to help understand what benefits a specific tool offers.


The story tellers




I want my life to be used serving others. That desire is realized when I help others discover their own story. For some that means I have shared a pattern to knit, for others an encouraging word in a story I have written and now it means sharing 6 Bits Storybooks for Knitters.

We may share a common story in a pattern we both create, yarn we both use, or an experience we have both had. But we need to tell our stories and slow down long enough to hear those stories in order to connect.

6 Bits grew out of my desire to give a place for that to happen. 

Making a format for equally passionate people with a variety of stories to connect, share, teach and learn, to celebrate variety and individuality became my passion. Knitting, beauty, nature and learning all weave together my story and yours.

The ethos of 6 Bits is clear: Slow Down. Absorb the beauty around you. Love the moment that you can create.


I want to hear your story! Email me at hellomelissa@6bitsstorybooks.com


I'm Melody, a yarnaholic. You might already know me as Mandarine's (or not). But that's how the sweet Melissa "found" me a couple of years ago while I was sharing my obessive passion for yarn and fibres on social medias.

Many conversations followed, from simple messages to hours spent talking about our dreams and passions. One day, Melissa approached me with this "crazy" idea, and we've been collaborating ever since.

6 Bits Storybooks is the boat that Melissa kindly invited aboard. On this boat we are constantly traveling to and from many different places, meeting, welcoming and inviting new souls on board, discovering new things, bringing chests of yarn from our last adventures rather than gold, and finally sharing our journey with others.


Do you want to get in touch? Email me at hellomelody@6bitsstorybooks.com