At Vogue Knitting Live we received cute cards from Pantone & VK with a color selection for Spring 2012. I’ve loved the card and even more the colors! However, at that moment, I didn’t research about what was going on between Pantone, VK and this color list. This event is always so fantastic, there’s so much happening at the same time that we can’t afford to miss a thing!
But as a curious knitter and marketing person, I already had registered in my “mind files”: pantone/colors/fashion! And as I was browsing on the net, reading fashion magazines and observing fashion store’s windows, there was something here and there about Pantone and Fashion Colors! Read more
What a special day! Last month, at the 1st Brazilian Knitting Congress (fantastic event, by the way!), a few of fellow knitting friends have asked me about a KAL for the Bettina Cardigan! I believe you can imagine how flattering this is for a beginner knitting designer. And, for me, there’s no better time for this KAL, once I’m focusing on a career in crafting! So…today is the day! Read more
I have already mentioned how much I likeVickie Howell Sheep(ish) yarn by Caron! The perfect roving that mix acrylic and wool and enhance the stitches. The color pallete is perfect! And the price is spectacular!
I started to swatch with different colors, looking for an elegant curvy horizontal shape and the Aimée Cowl came up! I love the way that the stitch motif creates volumes and depressions that simulate cables! And the I-cord Finishing puts everything pretty well together! I hope that you appreciate this fast knitting project! Read more
My main inspiration for Bettina Cardigan was to put to work what I have learned from fitting classes at Craftsy.com and at knitting events about a great fitting. I really hope that people feel beautiful and comfortable knitting and wearing it! My second inspiration was to create something that I would really love to wear anytime that has a girlie twist! Read more
How to explain the experience of participating on a knitting event like this?
Knitting is really interesting for me: I enjoy the calmness, the concentration that evolves into a kind of meditation, the colors, textures and all the synesthetics aspects. Read more