Vickie Howell Bio
(Short bio)

Vickie is a mom of three, award-winning broadcaster, author, designer & entrepreneur. Over a decade and a half, through various television shows, YouTube videos, online courses, conference tours, books, and her business, YarnYAY! – she’s had the privilege of teaching hundreds of thousands of stitchers new yarn-y skills. It’s her mission to empower people to lean into creativity by making DIY totally doable! Follow @vickiehowell

(Long bio)

Vickie strives to motivate and inspire people both to live creatively and make a living being creative. She’s the founder and stitcher-in-chief of YarnYAY!, a  subscription club and curated kit business, which melds retail with the nurturing of that community, with the goal of introducing her audience to other, great small businesses.

Vickie is well-known as the host of TV shows including DIY Network & HGTV series, Knitty Gritty, host and co-executive producer of Telly Award-winning PBS show, Knitting Daily with Vickie Howell. She is also an internationally recognized blogger, speaker, CreativeLive and Brit+Co. instructor, social strategist, and author. Her 13th book, an Amazon #1 Release, The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Wellness (Abrams) is on shelves.

More recently, Vickie is also the creator/host of  The Webby Awards Honoree and Tellys People Choice Award Winner, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, the first studio-quality, community funded, internationally accessible, episodic knitting series. To date the show’s channel has over 350,000 views, and viewers watching from 19+ different countries.

Vickie has produced thousands of hours of programming through a variety of channels including her podcast, CRAFT*ish, and the longest-running Facebook Live series in the genre, Ask Me Monday. She has had several co-branded product lines and worked as a consultant, spokesperson & ambassador for major brands including Yarnspirations, Land’s End, JoAnn, Ragu, Cannon, Inkjoy, Thirty-one Gifts, and Visible Mobile. Conversely, it’s her mission to help promote other small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs through collaboration. Rising tides raise all boats.

Follow all of Vickie’s projects on social media. You can find her @vickiehowell everywhere except Pinterest, where she’s @iamvickiehowell.

Television Hosting/Producing

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, (Host & Executive Producer) YouTube, 2017

Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell, (Host & Co-Executive Producer) PBS, 2014-2015

Knitty Gritty, DIY Network & HGTV, 2004-2009

Knitty Gritty Knitsters, 1-hour special –DIY Network

Giftnanza, 1-hour special –DIY Network

For the Holidays, 1-hour special –DIY Network

Inside CHA, 1-hour special –DIY Network

Styleicious, 2005-2006 –DIY Network

Television Guest Appearances

Home & Family, Hallmark Channel (6 Episodes)

Daily Buzz, Syndicated (Lands End Feel Good Campaign Spokesperson)

She’s Crafty, HGTV Canada, Create Channel (U.S.)

Today Show, NBC

Singled Out!, E!

DIY Jewelry, DIY Network

Uncommon Threads, DIY Network/HGTV

Morning Local News shows across the nation.

Webisodes Hosting & Design

Ask Me Monday (Weekly Facebook Live Stream), 2015-current

Vickie Howell for JOANN Facebook Live, 2017-current 

Vickie Howell for Yarnspirations (formerly Bernat & Caron) 2009-2016

Learn with JOANN, 2013

Interview CorrespondentSmellsLikeScreenSpirit.com, 2012-2014

Momversation (for Paper Mate Inkjoy), 2012

Freeze, Print, Craft (6 webisodes for Canon Printers), Momversation.com, 2011

Moms the Word on Dinnertime (Ragú®) 2011

Crafted (6 webisodes), MyLifetime.com

Product Lines

Tink Tote Bags Collection for DellaQ

VH for Valley Yarns Color Collection Collaboration (WEBS)

Woolpaca Chunky by Vickie Howell for Deramores (U.K.)

Mod Wool by Vickie Howell for Deramores (U.K.)

Yarncraft by Vickie Howell Kits for Interweave

Lunch Hour Knit Kits for Kitterly

Bernat Sheep(ish) Stripes by Vickie Howell

Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell

Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell Collection for SWTC


2018 Peoples Telly Award Winner, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

2018 Telly Bronze Award/How-To/DIY Show, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

2018 Telly Bronze Award/Non-scripted Series, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

2018 Webby Award Official Honoree, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

AllFreeKnitting.com 2017 Top Blogger

Feedburner 2016 Top 100 Crochet Blogs

Telly Award, Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell (Bronze Winner, Film/Video Education)

AllFreeCrochetAfghan.com 2013 Top Blogger

AllFreeKnitting.com 2013 Top Blogger

Nominee, About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Knitwear Designer

Finalist, Craft Trends Award (New Knits on the Block)



Judge, The Telly Awards, 2019

Speaker/Social Media Coach, Thirty-One Gifts Conference, 2018

Speaker, Craftcation, 2018

Mentor/Speaker, SXSW Interactive, 2015, 2016 , 2018, 2019

Keynote, Midwest Craft Con, 2018

Keynote, Hill Country Weavers Retreat, 2017

Content Committee Member, TNNA, 2017

Judge, The Craftys Awards, 2015 & 2016


Books Authored

The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community & Well-being, Abrams Books, October 2019

Wee Garter Stitch, Sixth & Spring Books, April 2016

Finger Knitting Fun,
Quatros Publishing, April 2015

Vickie Howell’s Top 10 Crochet Cowl
, Soho Publishing, January 2014

Vickie Howell’s Top 10 Crochet Hats for Kids, Soho Publishing, January 2014

Vickie Howell’s Top 10 Crochet Hats, Soho Publishing, January 2013

Step It Up Knits, Chronicle Books, October 2012

Craft Corps, Lark Books, May 2010

AwareKnits (co-written with Adrienne Armstrong), Lark Books, October 2009

Pop Goes Crochet, Lark Books, May 2009

Knit Aid, Sterling Books, May 2008

Not Another Teen Knitting Book, Sterling Books, June 2006

Knitty Gritty Knits, 2006

New Knits on the Block, Sterling Books, October 2005

Live & Virtual Teaching Engagements

Stitches SoCal & Stitches West, 2020

Flagstaff Wool & Fiber Festival, 2019

Craftcation, 2018

Midwest Craft Con, 2018

Brit + Co, 2017

CreativeLive, 2016

Rhode Island School of Design, Workshop, 2013

Craftsy, 2011-2014

Crafts & Hobbies Assoc. Convention (CHA), 2005-2016

Vickie has traveled, taught and spoken at retail shops and shows across the U.S.


Books Contributor

Crochet Red, by Laura Zander

Clever Crocheted Accessories, Brett Bara

Craft Tree Crocheted Amigurumi

Stencil 201, by Ed Roth

Knitter’s Life List, by Gwen Steege

Where Women Create Book of Inspiration, Jo Packham & Jenny Doh

Craft Hope, Jade Sims

Luxury Knits One-Skein Wonders, Judith Durant

Vogue on the Go: Crocheted Bags, Trisha Malcolm

Tease, by Sarah Sockitt

Knitting Lessons, by Lela Nargi

Print & Web Contributor

CrochetSCENE Magazine (Guest Editor) 2017 Issue

Knit Simple Magazine (Columnist) 2011-2016

Interweave Crochet (Columnist) 2011-2016

PBSParents.com (Craft Columnist)

ILovetoCreate.com (Craft Columnist)

CraftGossip.com (Knitting Blogger)

Kiwi Magazine (Craft Columnist)

LarkBooks.com (Needle Arts Columnist)

Knit.1 Magazine (Columnist, Celebrity Interviews)

Vickie has contributed to hundreds of additional print, web and audio publications ranging from Real Simple and Southern Woman Magazines to many podcasts and BBC Scotland Radio