This is the ninth in a series of blog posts featuring the fabulous sponsors of the 2018 Rhinebeck Trunk Show.
Can you believe it’s exactly one month until Indie Untangled — and Rhinebeck?! Before this popular knitting weekend extravaganza, I asked Elizabeth Rowen and Mari Bower, the founders of Kitterly, which sells knitting and crochet kits, to talk about their plans for Rhinebeck and their predictions for this year’s most popular Indie Untangled and Rhinebeck sweaters.
Who are you both most looking forward to seeing at the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show?
We’re really excited to see the variety of products, new products that inspire us and catch up with our vendors and meet new ones!
What are each of your Top 5 favorite Kitterly kits from the last year?
Mari: From a site popularity standpoint, the Sushi Scarf by Stephanie Shiman and Wonderland Yarns is a perennial favorite with our customers.
We’ve been so fortunate to work with so many amazing designers like Andrea Mowry, Isabell Kraemer and Melanie Berg, to name a few. It’s been fun to meet and feature designers from all over the world.
Liz: I love them all! Our designers as so talented and it’s always so inspiring to work with them.
Are there any indie dyers and designers that you think should be on knitters’ radars?
There are so many more we could list but we’re running out of space!
What are you both planning to wear to Indie Untangled and the New York Sheep & Wool Festival?
Mari: Depending on weather I’m going to wear my newly knit Humulus pullover by Isabel Kraemer knit in The Fibre Company Cumbria and Spincycle Dream State. I hope to be able to finish my Rose cardigan, knit in Olann Sock Sport, in time.
Liz: I’m going bring my Sheltered poncho by Andrea Mowry, my Sipila pullover knit in Olann Singles as well as my Impressionists shawl by Helen Stewart. Hoping to have my Comfort Fade cardi in Olann complete too!
What do you think is going to be the most-seen sweater at Rhinebeck this year?
Tell me the things that are currently on your needles.
Mari: Rose cardigan by Andrea Mowry and Separate Ways by Joji.
Liz: Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, Neridah by Ambah O’Brien and a test knit for Lesley Robinson of Knit Graffiti.
What are each of your favorite FOs from the last year?
Liz: Too many to name!