Friday, February 27, 2015

Indie Designer Revisit

Designer: Britt Schmiesing
Website: Sneezerville
Rav ID: brittsneezer
Some Great Designs: brittsneezer's Rav Designer Page
Original Indie Designer Post: June 3, 2011

This month's designer revisit brings us to a champion independent designer!

Britt, please correct me if I'm wrong, but as of the publication date on this blog post, all 65 of her patterns have been self-published. A fantastic portfolio!

And in that portfolio, you'll find a consistent aesthetic of cozy, textured wearables. Here, I'll point out three of my favourites.

Her malachai cowl is part of a five pattern ebook featuring cowls of various sorts and shapes, but all including that delicious texture that this designer is so great at. Just look at that cable perched on the edge of that garter stitch!

You all know I can't say no to a super bulky knit. In her Meg hat, Britt has combined the simplicity of rib and speed of heavy weighted yarn with a fun pop of colour and the sizing flexibility for one hat to fit both a child's and adult's head.

Finally, I'll point you to her phaedrus hat that uses a simple background stitch for a decorative twining of raised diamonds, circling this flipped-brim hat, and culminating in a group at the crown.

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