Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The Art of Knitting

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Day Three: Write about a knitter whose work you enjoy.

A confession here: I simply cannot restrict myself to just one... there are too many talented knitters out there! So, here are a few whose style and work I particularly admire.

shibori knitted felt
Alison Crowther-Smith
I met Alison in my capacity as a Rowan Design Consultant a few years ago and was very excited (as were many of the other DCs) when I heard she had a book on felted knits coming out. Needless to say I put in an order for one! Felting is so much fun and she definitely knows a thing or two about it, harnessing the Shibori technique of resists to design beautiful fabrics which are both felted and not.

earth stripe wrap
Kaffe Fassett
I admire this designer for his unique eye for colour, not just in delicious knitwear designs but homewares and patchworking fabrics and blankets. A real inspiration to anyone who loves colourwork.

glamour knits by Erika Knight
Erika Knight
I truly covet so many of the patterns I have come across by Erika Knight, in particular the timeless, classic designs she produces which ultimately make you want to start a lovely new project straight away (or they do in my case!).

3 comments:

AC said...

That scarf looks so lovely...
Great post.

rachel said...

Kaffe Fassett's work is gorgeous. Good pick!

Cat said...

I do love the Kaffe Fassett Earth Stripe scarf/shawl - it's such a lovely soft muted way of blending the beautiful Kidsilk Haze colours.