Saturday, November 13, 2010

Design Time

I am working on a new design for "A Good Yarn" in Sarasota.  They want to start their own line of  unique patterns sold only by their shop, and they asked me to develop their first one.

This particular project excites me for several reasons:
- I usually have one of "these" items in my knitting basket at all times - right now it is my favorite type of project to knit!

- This will be the first time I have designed this type of knitwear - so it is part of my continued growth as a hand-knit designer.

- I have some great yarn for inspiration.   I don't know about you, but yarn is often the starting point for my designs.  I see it, I love it and I want to make the perfect object for the yarn.  I want it just so, so I design it myself. 

Since I can't give you the details on the design, I can tempt you with the yarn.

Three words might say it all for you:  Three Irish Girls   
My favorite weight of yarn:  fingering weight

Oh yeah, I almost forgot - custom dyed colorway exclusively for A Good Yarn.  

This is called "Sea Flower" and I love working with it!


1 comment:

Kathy said...

I can't wait for this pattern! "A Good Yarn" is my favorite LYS and Susan has done a wonderful job of creating relationships with designers and dyers. Just going into the shop is an adventure!

Kathy