Friday, July 13, 2012

Indie Designer Day

PhotobucketDesigner: Amanda Bell
Blog: dilettantknits
Rav ID: manduh
Etsy Shop: dilettant
Some Great Designs: manduh's Rav Designer Page

I've had the good fortune to meet this week's indie designer in real life! She was the kind knitter who invited me to the local English-speaking knit night in Munich.

I'm very happy to be profiling her beautiful work.

First I thought I'd point out her recently released Crosshatch Infinity Scarf in Two Weights. This accessory has so much great design. A reversible, lightweight, airy dance of a scarf, it shows off tone-on-tone and variegated yarns beautifully.

Cara Cara is a fun summer time hoodie, published in the current issue of KnitScene.
Fun bits of texture highlight this piece, doing a fantastic job of making a functional element (the hoodie pocket) into a pretty design feature.

Two other self-published designs include the cold-weather accessories set, Wavicle Hat and Cowl, and racerback tank Castanea Sativa. These pieces all display the same attention to detail and great use of texture that are hallmarks of this designer's style.

Looking forward to future dilettant knits publications!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for the feature!