Full Name
Cori Eichelberger
Job Title
Knitwear Designer/Podcaster/Author
Irocknits Designs
Speaker Bio
I am a former high school English teacher for at-risk students, (1986-2001) whom I also taught to knit. I have over 20 years’ experience teaching beginning knitting and technique classes and my workshops are popular at yarn shops and retreats throughout the United States.

I co-authored the book Minnesota 52: 16 Knits Inspired by the Road in 2017. And in the Fall of 2020, I published Knitwords: 8 Patterns and 10 Musings that Celebrate the Knitter.
I produce a bi-weekly YouTube podcast – “Irocknits” – where I try to inspire knitters to make beautiful sweaters and shawls while providing Tips and Tricks and a touch of humor.
Why Irocknits? “Iroc” is Cori spelled backwards which I discovered when I saw the the Iroc Z28 Camaro in 1978 pull up in my driveway. LOL
I am known for my love of color, especially orange, and I thoroughly enjoy knitting nightly in my rocker recliner until all hours because I am a certified night owl. While I learned to knit in a community education summer class in 1981 with a long straight needle tucked under my arm, I currently knit continental (holding my yarn in my left hand) and love showing knitters the joys of colorwork or stranded knitting.
I use she/her pronouns and currently live on Wahpekute land* in southwest area of Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband and a large chocolate labradoodle. My daughter attends law school in St. Paul.
You can find my patterns and book here at www.irocknits.com on Ravelry, Etsy and Lovecrafts.
Cori Eichelberger