Jody Long (born 26 November 1984) is an English knitwear designer, author, Long is a knitwear designer best known for his knitted toys and classic garments with a contemporary twist .

Long has developed his brand of luxury hand-knitting yarns in his own signature palette and has designed a collection of patterns to compliment the range. He has also published a variety of other knitting books and patterns. Long is an experienced teacher of knitting and has taught at numerous workshops around the UK. Long also designs for global companies in the knitting industry.

Early life

Long grew up in Waterlooville, and as a ten year old saw his own parents business bloom in the lorry driving sector. Long was always taught business from an early age. Long attended Horndean Technology College and after leaving, at the age of sixteen, worked at a tile shop designing tiles, then later moving on to designing hand knitted garments for several UK knitting magazines at just the age of seventeen. Long later moved on quickly to setting up his own design label for hand knits and toys.

Business Career

Long made his fortune worth £12.5 million launching Jody Long Knits, a knitwear label. Launched in 2010, Jody Long Knits has then continued to rapidly grow and produce it´s own hand knitting yarn in 2014.

Personal life

Long previously resided in Worthing, West Sussex, England, but now relocated to Malaga in Spain. He also has a house in Worthing and Lanzarote along with a few more. Jody owns a dog called Rowan.

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