Hannah has long been an advocate for non-superwash and environmentally-conscious wool and reached out to me to work on these socks with her as a non-superwash, no nylon sock design. I share Hannah's love for no-plastic socks and love that more attention is being drawn to the benefits of knitting no-nylon socks in non-superwash yarns. Hannah used my 4ply Sustainable Australian Merino in the colorway Murphy Brown.
I can hardly express in words how much I enjoyed this collaboration with Becky of Soprano Knits. The shape of this shawl is so different and interesting and apparently resembling a gallbladder (hence the hilarious name). Despite using 4 skeins of fingering weight yarn, this behemoth flies off your needles and is one of the easiest shawls to wear that I've ever made. Don't let the unique shape fool you - it actually very easy to style...almost like it just wants to fall perfectly in place around your shoulders. And of course it was a joy to become friends with Becky over the course of this collaboration. She has an incredible portfolio of patterns out now that you should also check out while you're at it.
This children's sweater was designed by the incredibly talented Alison of Boris + Stasha knits. Ali has always created the most stunning staple wardrobe pieces and has been affectionately nicknamed Queen Bobble (by me) because of all of the creative ways she comes up with to include bobbles in her designs.
Your eyes are not deceiving you - this absolutely is a crochet pattern! It was such a pleasure to work with Courtney on my very first crochet collaboration ever. She designed this absolutely beautiful garment using my 8ply Sustainable Australian Merino and there honestly has not been a pattern before or since that has made me want to learn to crochet as much as this one.
Lindsey and I connected on instagram after I moved back to Ohio from Australia. As a fellow Ohio-dweller, she and I got chatting about local yarn stores in the area and our ideas about how to run a viable business in our difficult industry. Lindsey's designs are all absolutely gorgeous and I was thrilled to be able to work with her on this project. I love the way she uses simple details to make a basic knit into a stunning, timeless wardrobe staple. Lindsey also has an amazing collection of sock knitting patterns available that you won't want to miss.
When you initially bond with a designer over your mutual love for taking silly photos...well it's safe to say that there's no better way to start a friendship. I absolutely love working with Jen every time we collaborate - we always have such a blast, so many laughs, and share lots and lots of silly photos. Our first collaboration was on the Larinda Shawl which ended up being such a hit that Jen decided we needed a hat and cowl version too (and she wasn't wrong...we did need them). Each pattern will use 1 skein of a different yarn. The shawl needs 1 x 200g skein of NZ Corriedale, the hat needs 1 x 100g skein of 8ply Australian Merino, and the cowl needs 1 x 100g skein of 4ply Australian Merino.