Today we’ve got a special post by Kirsten Singer of KleverKnits announcing a very special project!
I’m very excited to be guest posting on Holly’s blog, and to be able to announce such a great joint project is very cool!
The two of us are putting together an e-book of several designs meant to keep you warm this winter, and into spring. At first we took one concept – Chevrons – and thought it would be interesting to see how two designers would interpret this theme. But of course, we felt one design wasn’t enough, so we quickly added two more: slipped stitches and color work.
I don’t want to tease too much, but the color work designs couldn’t be coming at a better time, it seems that color work is on the bucket list for a lot of knitters this year. There are posts on Karen Templer’s blog for mosaic knitting, one of which highlights a spread in Vogue Knitting’s new Fall & Winter Issue. Plus there are a slew of samplers being sold, perfect for quick Fair Isle projects (check out Knit Pick’s sampler deals for Palette)
The first pattern we will be launching will be the chevron-themed set this Wednesday. When I first started thinking of ideas for this theme, I definitely got way ahead of myself. I was struggling trying to come up with a way to make chevrons somehow different. And then I realized that I needed to embrace the pattern’s simplicity: very graphic lines could be easily juxtaposed with soft and muted colors, knit with a thick yarn at a large gauge. And after several swatches and a visit to my LYS, Still Water was born.
I know I can’t wait to share everything in this collaboration!
Coming Up – Still Water pattern launch; League; Tabernas