Friday, January 09, 2009

Indie Designer Day

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Designer: Sara Peterson
Blog: The Knotty Gnome Knits
Rav ID: knottygnome
Some Great Designs: knottygnome's Rav Designer Page

An indie designer with a diverse project offering, knottygnome has excellent examples of colourwork and lace in her design-portfolio.

Like a magpie, the bright and lovely colours just trigger something very pleasantly visceral in my head. Evidence these pictured mitts.
How cool are the bubbles? I'm constantly fascinated by what designers can do with a self-striping yarn. I'm sort of astonished that it's the dead of winter and there's only seven projects currently for this cute knit!

In addition to these mitts, Sara has two hats, May and December. Both with an adorable leaf detail, December incorporates it into a reverse-stockinette pattern while May sees it intertwined with a pretty, simple lace detailing.

She also has Ceres, a floaty, pretty lace shawl, which looks equally attractive in a solid as well as mulitcolour yarn. The simple design of this project allows it to be suitable for a wide range of people - I can see it being a very glam addition to a pretty evening dress or wrapped comfortably round the neck and shoulders of grandma.

3 comments:

Team Knit ! said...

Ah, so THIS is the designer that did those awesome bubble mitts!! Love those.

- Julie

Susan said...

The bubble mitts are GREAT! Very unique and whimsical.

Hilary said...

Yet another great designer to watch -- thank you! I love me those bubbles.