Knit Good.

Spruce Knits exists to assist in reforestation efforts around the globe. We publish paid knitting patterns that support charities such as The Rainforest Alliance and One Tree Planted.

Spruce Knits is also committed to doing anti-racist work within the knitting community. Starting June 1 we are also donating pattern sales proceeds to the ACLU- as well as highlighting BIPOC owned yarn artists.

Knitting is a Mindful experience and it can also be a sustainable experience.

our story


Hi! I am Brandie DeRusha. Having grown up in the wilderness of Colorado, I have a special place in my heart for pine trees. Call me obsessed, it’s true.

I didn’t set out to design knitting patterns- but then I had children and I knew that I had to leave the world a better place for them than we currently have. For Spruce Knits, that’s planting trees. Reforestation is probably one of the easiest and most sustainable ways to curb the carbon surplus in the atmosphere.

Every pattern purchased plants a tree with One Tree Planted and be on the lookout for specials throughout the year to support the Rain Forest Alliance.

Also, all of our patterns are hosted with Ravelry, so make sure you’ve got a (free) account with them to purchase.

Patterns Available

Click here to access Spruce Knits Patterns on Ravelry. Every pattern is inspired by the natural world.

Pattern Samples

Snowfall Socks

Socks inspired by the Slavic 8 point star.

Spruce Shawl

2 Skein Triangular Shawl that brings back memories of trees.


High Plains Cowl

Easy one skein Cowl that highlights the eastern plains of Colorado



“This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek.” 
― Terry Tempest Williams