Friday, September 09, 2011

Indie Designer Day

PhotobucketDesigner: Fiona Barnett
Blog: de minimis
Rav ID: FionaJL
Some Great Designs: FionaJL's Rav Designer Page

Just in time for the start of school, here's a designer with a lovely cardi named Academia. Here's the designer's notes about this knit:

"Conceived, partly designed, and occasionally knitted on in the Palace Green Law Library at the University of Durham (UK), this cardigan is simple, elegant, and light but still warm. It’s perfect for knitting and wearing when your mind is focused on higher pursuits."

Fabulous, no?

FionaJL has a plethora of great patterns, and because it was so difficult to choose, I've listed (almost) all of them here!

Uskglass is a winter toque with absolutely incredible texture; thick cables mix together to form a hat that I just can't seem to take my eyes off of.

November beret is another example of great hat design, and it highlights her talent for using great textures and cables to wonderful effect.

And finally I'll point out to you her Morstan mittens; I think her notes say it all:
"Who says lace can’t be warm too? With the addition of a healthy dose of garter stitch, these comfy, speedily knit mittens are just the thing for a bit of selfish knitting. Instructions are also included for fingerless mitts."
I've often dreamed about winter lace - this is a fantastic way to incorporate it into your wardrobe!

1 comment:

Julie said...

what awesome designs!! I love her style.