To conclude this year's experience around designers' world, I'm happy to talk about this amazing Danish Designer: Dieuwke. Her designs are fresh and full of creativity!
Above: Brighton Beach.
From her Ravelry page: "For those who’ve been wondering: My first name is pronounced [ˈdjugə] (using the International Phonetic Alphabet) - like in “juke(box)” but with an “uh” at the end; “juke-uh”.
It’s an originally Frisian name, and not at all common, so I’ve grown used to spelling it at least once a day. I react to everything that sounds even remotely like it, and I don’t take offence with misspellings and mispronounciations :)"
Where to find Dieuwke:
You can see her designs on Ravelry, meet her on Knitter's Kitchen Ravelry Group, read her blog, buy her yarns on Etsy and follow @Knitter's Kitchen facebook page!
Above: Feather & Fan-tastic, below: Starstruck. All pictures © Dieuwke van Mulligen.
Thank you Dieuwke, we love you!!
Thank you everyone for the support, the affection and the kindness in this past year together!
I have a little present for you:
See you in 2016 with lots of new stuff!
I'm very glad to talk about Gabrielle: she is simply adorable and her designs are wearable simplicity. What's better?
Above: Blueberry Fields Cardigan
She says: I’m splitting my time between my designing activities and my career as a freelance Web Developer. It’s great to be a freelancer, as it gives me the freedom to decide what are my priorities. Designing, knitting and chatting with knitters is one of my everyday priority, thanks to my very understanding boss, who doesn’t care so much about what I do as long as she gets her kibbles and her daily dog park visit.
Gabrielle's future plans: As future plans, I have a sketchbook full of ideas that are just waiting for the right time and the right yarn. I also have a Fair Isle crush right now so my next designs should be colorful!
Above: Grain of Sand Sweater; below: Storm Shawl.
Where to find Gabrielle:
You can see her designs on Ravelry, meet her on Gabrielle Knits Ravelry Group, read her blog and follow @GabrielleVezinaDesigns on facebook.
Thank you Gabrielle, you are amazing!
For this fourth week, I'm delighted to talk about Christiane Burkhard aka Lismi on Ravelry.
Above: Flower of Cebu.
On her bio, she says: fiber related arts have a long tradition in my family. As I child I was surrounded by knitting/crocheting aunts and my grandmother always dreamed about having her own yarn shop.
Moving from Switzerland to the US ten years ago I rediscovered these roots and became a not only a Lismi, a person who knits in Swiss German, but a designer and fiber enthusiast.
Where to find Christiane:
You can see her designs on Ravelry, meet her on Lismi Knits Ravelry Group, read her blog and follow @LismiKnits on facebook.
Thank you Christiane, you are incredible!
Pictures © Christiane Burkhard.
This third week, I'm so happy to talk about a fantastic Finnish designer: MeijuKP on Ravelry!
Above: Silversmith; on the left Aureed.
I am a mother of three boys and a wife to very nice man. :)
I live in Helsinki, capital of Finland. No pets, my hubby and middle son have allergies.
Nowadays I have a day job (my real occupation is in social sciences, I studied social psychology as a major) and night job. I have a passion for both. My night job is of course knitting designing business, I don’t count hours for that - I just do it for passion. I would love to continue designing in the future, but you never know what life might bring. Right now I have a nice balance with things, life is hectic, but I really love that I am able to do what I love and my family supports it (most of the time ;) ).
I have other hobbies, I run and exercise almost regularly and I love cross-country and alpine skiing (I wish we had more snow - but last two winters have been really poor). And I love to skate (when I was small I trained figure skating and my mom & grandma knitted(!) all kinds of skating dresses for me).
I love to design cardigans and other wearable sweaters. All my designs are seamless, I am a lazy knitter myself in a sense that I don’t like sewing seams. I am aiming into well written patterns, enjoyable to knit designs and with that my crowing group of test knitters will help me. I am really grateful for fellow ravelers and testers for all the support.
Recently I have made a few shawls too and I have noticed that there is more and more shawl designs appearing into my sketch book. I have never dared to organize a MKAL but I would love to do that some time in the future.
Where to find Meiju:
You can see all her designs on Ravelry and meet her on Meiju Knits Ravelry Group. You can also read her blog and find her on Facebook.
Thank you Meiju! You are fantastic!
Above: Someday Sweater.
All pictures © Meiju K-P.
In this second week, I'm very glad to talk about Paige aka FeyaPL on Ravelry!
She is a very talented young designer that I recently discovered. When I saw her work, she gave me joy!
Above: Madame Librarian.
She says of herself: I’m a vocal performance major in Richmond, VA who is about to graduate and face the real world again! I hope to just keep releasing patterns, that appeal to someone somewhere, on a more consistent basis.
Where to find Paige:
You can see all her designs on Ravelry and discuss with her on the Ravelry Group Da Capo Knits.
Thank you Paige! You are amazing!
Pictures © Paige Reisenfeld.
This is the time of the year that I prefer!
Not only for the Christmas atmosphere: December is also the month when I got married and the month in which my parents were born. So... a lot of gifts to make!
This year, I want to share with all of you my joy to give and receive!
Every day, until December 24, there will be a little surprise for you! Each door will be open on the Modish People Facebook page. So, be sure to check my Facebook page every day and don't miss the surprises!
This is the perfect time to knit your winter sweater!
I love knitting on the couch: a blanket over my legs, a look at the TV, a sip of herbal tea...
You too? Great!
I have here ready the second sweater of the Club!
Did you never heard about the Ultimate Modish Sweater Club? Read all info here
Silver Arrow is a fitted, scoop neck pullover worked seamlessly in the round, from the top down.
The pattern features an easy but effective lace motif for the body and narrow sleeves for an extra feminine look.
Available in sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Finished chest circumference: 28½ (32¼, 36, 39¾, 44¾, 48½, 52¼) inches/72.5 (82, 91.5, 101, 113.5, 123, 132.5) cm.
Sample shown in size S on a 32 inch/81 cm bust.
For my sample I used De Rerum Natura Gilliatt.
It's a fantastic carded merino yarn with a generous yardage (273 yards per 100 grams) that allows you to work a surprising lightweight garment, but pleasantly warm to wear.
Silver Arrow is currently only available as part of The Ultimate Modish Sweater Club on Ravelry.
Hello, I'm Ela.
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.