It’s a lot of fun to collaborate with designers. Sometimes the process is smooth — a design is already in the works and colors are needed. Sometimes the process is a little more raw with lots of changes in design and color options. Either way, the results are beautiful, kits are born and I have a wonderful new knitting relationship.
I recently began collaborating with Carolyn Bloom of Bloom Handmade Studio. Little did I know that we have been quietly stalking each other’s Instagram feeds for awhile. I’m not sure who reached out first but contact was made, yarn was sent and the result is Marilyn’s Cowl and Hat (can you figure out how the name of the design came to be?). The cowl and hat are knit holding multiple strands of different yarns. The resulting texture yields an effortless drape and warmth as well as drawing the eye to the ombre effect of the gradient yarns used. Kits are available on my website and a knitalong will be held in Carolyn’s Ravelry group with a start date of October 8th.
I’ve collaborated with Katy Carroll of Katinka Designs several times — we have miles and miles of text messages. Our latest kits are in celebration of Knitmas! There are two kits available for pre-order: a shawl and a poncho. Choose one or choose both — either way, there are several color options. Kits include all yarns needed to complete your Knitmas project as well as a Ravelry pattern download code, notions, treats and more. The Knitmas Kits have a special introductory price throught October and will start shipping mid-December — in time for Knitmas! A knitalong for both projects will start in January in Katy’s Ravelry group.
I’ll be vending at Knitter’s Day Out this Friday and Saturday in Pennsylvania. I’m also excited to have a trunk show at Knitty City in NYC October 4-6.