Issue 401 Featuring Independent Designers
I love poking around Ravelry, yarn spotting indie designs done in Classic Elite Yarns. For this week's Web-Letter I have found a group of talented designers who have used our yarns to create beautiful pieces, from sweaters to accessories and even toys.
When I asked each of these designers for permission to feature their work, it was wonderful to read their excited responses. Here's a sampling:
Emily Ivey said, "I'm a HUGE fan of Sprout so please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you to help promote the yarn. This is purely selfish - the more people who use Sprout, the more likely that it sticks around." I also loved that the majority of profits from her pattern E is for Elephant go to a charity that helps elephants.
I am 100% in agreement with Laura Nelkin's (Cheers!!!) response, "I'm thrilled for you to highlight Cheers!!! in your newsletter; I loved working with Vail, it is stunning to pair with hand-dyed yarn!" Villa, Vail's dyed counterpart, would complement Vail beautifully in this shawl.
Keely (Dot) from Sealed With a Kiss in Oklahoma said, "I wanted to come up with a design that captured how the Seedling Handpaint colors looked in the skein, and that was the inspiration behind the design."
Cynthia Cushing (Fifth Anniversary Wrap) from Lakeside Yarn in Minnesota said "I have always appreciated CEY's support of local yarn stores and now I'm personally appreciative of CEY's support of indie designers."
So here are a dozen beautiful designs in a variety yarns that are just right for summertime knitting.
1. Cheers!!! by Laura Nelkin 2. Isabellina byJill Bigelow-Suttell and Jane Bigelow 3. Just One More Scarf by Estella Haines
4. Brighton Road Cardigan by Tonia Barry 5. Temple Windows by Steven Hicks
6. E is for Elephant by Emily Ivey 7. Fifth Anniversary Wrap by Cynthia Cushing
8. Dot by Keely Stuever-Northup
9. Garden Walk Tee by Valerie Hobbs 10. Traveller Shawl by Ema Marinescu
11. Let it go! by Diane L. Augustin
12. Sandpiper by Jamie Thomas