Friday, October 30, 2015

Indie Designer Revisit

Designer: Jennifer Thompson
Blog: Fern Knits
Rav ID: fern1knits
Some Great Designs: fern1knits' Rav Designer Page
Original Indie Designer Post: February 10, 2012

Three and a half years ago, I described Jennifer Thompson's designs as delicately beautiful. That quality is strong and present in her work today, and I want to share with you some of my favouites.

Resonance (pictured) is one of her more recent designs. The intricate colourwork that dances across the front of this cardigan is modern and eye catching. I love the dynamism of the colours she chose, though this could be in a muted palette and be equally eye catching.

And as it happens, I have an example of just that! Check out Umbra & Penumbra from Knit Picks' Fall collection last year. I LOVE the gentle gradient from brown to creamy white. And the best part about this? Because of the slip stitch pattern she chose for the sweater, it takes only 6 different yarn colours to create 16 different colour stripes. Isn't that fantastic!

Finally, I want to show you all the pretty and delicate Larkspur. This pattern is from a special six pattern collection that Jennifer designed just for Knit Picks. It's a lightweight cardigan with dolman sleeves in fingering weight, featuring a lace panel detail at the waist and overall garter stitch.

Jennifer has plenty more patterns to see! Just hop on over to her Ravelry designer page!

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