Friday, May 29, 2015

Indie Designer Revisit

Designer: Kristina Vilimaite
Rav ID: AnimaKnits
Some Great Designs: AnimaKnits' Rav Designer Page
Original Indie Designer Post: January 6, 2012

This month's indie designer revisit is still going strong with her intricate shawl designs.
I'll point out two to you!

Seeds to Flowers (pictured) has one of the greatest pattern descriptions I've ever read. Check it out:
You will be knitting a flower garden. In the beginning you work a bit of stockinette adorned with a decorative border. And then the magic starts. You plant some beads for seeds, and as you knit they sprout into stems, then leaves of Japanese lace start growing. Then Estonian lace buds appear to open into fully blossoming flowers sprinkled with beads like dew drops.
Cool eh?

There's also Luck Lilac, which I had to include because lilacs are one of my favourites. Perfect, as they're blooming right now and smell so damn good. I like her inspiration for this shawl, which draws on the fading colours of the flowers and the ombre effect that she's worked in to this design.

Both of these patterns are part of her Inner Gardens ebook, which includes seven shawl patterns and is available for download on Ravelry for $19.99 USD.

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