I live with my family in northern Italy, in a lucky green oasis at the borders of
the agricultural park near Milan. I'm a mom of one wonderful teen daughter and two terrific dogs, a happy wife, an independent knitwear designer, a yarn maniac and an amateur chef.
My teeny tiny business
I have started designing my knitwear on Ravelry in 2010.
In 2014 I have published my first collection and began some fab collaborations with Yarn Companies and Magazines.
My goal is designing modern and wearable garments and accessories with a special attention to details. I work with native English and professional tech editors to provide clear patterns, easy to read and fun to knit. I focus to design highly customizable garments and quick accessory for any skill level.
Our handmade life
Thank you for supporting our handmade life!
We try to knitting our garments, grow our veggies, cooking our local products and making our home decor with waste materials. We love support other small and independent businesses in the everyday life.
My goal (and my promise) from this year is to transfer this philosophy more
vigorously even in my work, finding more local or independent dyers, yarn companies and knitting-supplies-makers.
If you are an independent dyer or small business around the knitting-universe that would like to collaborate with me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As personal choice, at the moment I do not teach and do not travel for shows and yarn festivals, but if you'd like collaborate with me to arrange kits for workshops or trunk shows, I'll be happy to hear you via email or contact form.
If you are interested in wholesale my patterns or teaching classes with my designs do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
If you are a local yarn shop owner and you'd like to have one or more of my samples in your store, just contact me. If possibile, I will send you a sample or a free copy of the pattern in order to knit the samples by yourself/with your own yarn.
If you're a knitter and want to sell finished garments and accessories made by my designs, please credit me as the designer and link modishknits.com.
I am not interested in selling patterns that will remain forgotten in your wip bags. I offer a prompt service of pattern support and I am glad to answering all your questions or request for advice. If this were not enough, there are many kind and loving people ready to help you and share their experiences in my Ravelry Group. Trust me, you will feel at home there!
If you are interested in testing my patterns, you can find calls for testers on my Ravelry Group, Instagram (@elatorrente) and Facebook (ModishPeople).
You can find my designs also on Ravelry, Patternfish and Love Knitting.