This week’s Burnished interview series features the lovely and very talented Hilary Smith Callis! Hilary is part of the IDP program, but her designs have also been a part of past Knit Picks exclusive collections. So naturally, we were thrilled when we first saw her Burnished design – the Poua Pullover knitting pattern. Take a peek at Hilary’s workspace and learn more about her inspiration, must-have tools and more!
I am really proud of our newest seasonal collection, Burnished. Not only are there some gorgeous garments in there, it was the biggest collection I’ve worked on since joining Knit Picks. I thought I’d use this blog post as a way to give you a peek behind the scenes into what goes into the designing of a pattern book!
For our new fall knitting pattern collection Burnished, designer Megan Goodacre contributed not just one but two stunning patterns – the lovely Cartier Cowl Neck Sweater and the stunning Chalet Scarf! Let’s see what sparks Megan’s creativity as we get a small glimpse into her world of knitting pattern design and learn more about the process and technique.
So have you seen our new Chroma yarn colors?
We’ve had the samples in the office for several months and we’ve been dying to show them to you! I think these are my favorite batch of colors we’ve put out – both the neutrals and the super cheery brights.
During the book sale, I reviewed the book Amigurumi at Home by Ana Paula Rimoli. I toiled over which pattern I would crochet – the teacup rug, the tooth pillow, the dog or cat footwarmers? In the end, the pattern I chose wasn’t any of the projects I highlighted in that post. I made a cloud pillow, and I named him Junior. Made in all single crochet, he was the fastest and most fun project I’ve made in quite some time.
Inspired by music and the spirit of adventurous knitting, I’m proud to present the Legato Dishcloth! It’s a bright, bold, and lively addition to any dishcloth collection, knit in our lovely CotLin yarn..
After a long (and hot) summer – it’s finally time to return back to cozy knits like sweaters, long layering garments and cowls to keep warm. And our new Burnished collection is chock-full of 16 designs to get you inspired for the cool, breezy autumn weather. Need a bit of inspiration on how to dress up these splendid knits? We’ve got 6 ways to wear Burnished here for you – let’s start with a cool-weather staple, the scarf!
CHALET SCARF by Megan Goodacre
ORANGE CRUSH: Warm, autumnal colors get a classic twist when paired with navy for a touch of contrast while the unexpected pop of bright orange in the form of daring pants makes a bold statement and pulls the look together.
Welcome to our new “From the desk of…” series – this month, we will be featuring a handful of designers from our new fall pattern collection, Burnished. We’ll get a tiny glimpse into their world of knitting pattern design, learn about their process and techniques.First up is the talented Tabetha Hedrick!