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!
design inspiration: Roe Cardigan was definitely inspired by a particular cable stitch pattern that I came across in my research. I knew it needed to be a major feature, without being overwhelming. I love the result: a silhouette that highlights the cables from every angle, while remaining super comfy and relaxed.
must-have workspace tools: Pens!!! I am quite obsessed with them and buy them in numerous colors, widths, and textures. They are used for notes, drawing, color-coding, and anything else I can think of regardless of what I am working on.
absolute favorite fiber: Gosh, this is a hard one … I love Merino with a hint of silk or cashmere, but my rebel side is drawn to the luscious, yet rarely used fibers such as Corriedale and Bluefaced Leicester.
current color crush: I’m usually all about the deep purples and indigos, but right now, I’m a little obsessed with the neutral grays.
top down or bottom up: A lady never tells … haha! Ok, seriously, for socks, I vote for top down all the way, but I love bottom up, seamed sweaters the most.
Tabetha’s original sketch for the Roe Cardigan
Tabetha Hedrick, a freelance knitwear designer and writer raising a family in Colorado, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fiber!
When not writing tutorials, photographing yarn, or teaching, she’s busy designing knitwear. Her work has been published in numerous digital and print magazines, books, and yarn company pattern collections, including Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Interweave, Knitscene, Classic Elite Yarns, Kollage Yarns, and Knit Picks. These days, you’ll find Tabetha working as Contributing Editor for Creative Knitting magazine and Editor of the Creative Knitting Online Newsletter. Tabetha’s indie patterns and portfolio, blog, and teaching schedule can be found on her website, www.tabethahedrick.com.
You can find Tabetha’s design here:
And you can find the collection here: