Are you ready?
We are beyond excited by the stellar list of designers who have contributed patterns to Boost Your Knitting: Another Year of Techniques. These are the people whose patterns I turn to for fun knitting. They have all contributed to my knitting knowledge, and I am thrilled to be sharing their creations with you!
So without further ado, the designers! It’s remarkably hard to write about some of these amazing people without giving away which technique they will be showcasing. :D The following list corresponds to the photo, working from left to right and top to bottom:
Anna Maltz – Well-known for her playful approach to knitting, Anna is an avid sweaterspotter and knit detective who sees the world through yarn-tinted spectacles!
Carol Feller (Photo © Kate O’Sullivan) – With a background in structural engineering, it’s perhaps not surprising that Carol’s gorgeous designs use interesting constructions and techniques.
Ella Austin (Photo © Emma Solley) – Ella creates unutterably cute toy designs as well as having an eye for beautiful colourwork. She lives in Devon, UK.
Felicity (Felix) Ford – Combining textiles with sounds and much joy since 2006, Felix brings an attention to the details of the world around her to life through knitting.
Joji Locatelli – Joji’s stunning designs combine great construction with just the right amount of clever detail. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she dreams of travel and new knitting projects.
Julia Farwell-Clay – Partial to sweaters with cables or a bit of colour, Julia’s eye-catching designs use interesting techniques and diverse inspiration sources.
Nathan Taylor – Nathan loves to let his inner maths geek soar when he creates designs. He encourages us to take a one stitch at a time (OSAAT) approach to knitting, which works for me!
Nancy Marchant (Photo © Alexandra Feo) – The Queen of Brioche! Nancy has brought this incredibly versatile way of knitting to the fore, converting thousands of knitters to the way of the bark and burp.
Sarah Hatton (Photo © I Hobson) – Working extensively with Rowan, Sarah has created many iconic designs, her designs often feature beautiful cables and texture.
Thea Colman – Thea has cleverly combined her hobbies, creating a career that justifies her favourite purchases – fibre, vintage glassware and spirits! Her designs feature cables, lace and motifs that look harder than they are.
Tori Seierstad – Tori is known for her outstandingly colourful designs, featuring bold motifs. She hails from Lillehammer in Norway, and loves Shetland wools.
Wendy D. Johnson – Wendy is a fantastically prolific knitter, whose fabulous designs span cables, lace and beautiful colourwork.
We're sure that many of these names will be instantly recognisable to you, but if not, do click through to their websites to learn more – you'll be in for a huge treat! It has been a joy to work with this ensemble of talented designers, and I can’t wait for you to see the patterns they’ve come up with!
And, I’m equally excited to say that Boost Your Knitting is now on sale! When you order Boost Your Knitting: Another Year of Techniques, you’ll receive a new digital pattern and photo tutorial each month that teaches you a new skill. The first pattern will be released on 1st March 2019 and the programme runs through until February 2020. Each pattern will also be accompanied by a video tutorial so you can learn in the way that best suits you. And we’ll be hosting monthly knitalongs celebrating each technique in our Ravelry group so you can learn with fellow knitters in a fun and supportive environment. Print books will be shipped in September 2019.
Our Spring Yarn Kits, which include yarn for the first three projects, as well as the Ultimate Boost Your Knitting package (which includes Boost Your Knitting + all four seasonal yarn kits and worldwide shipping) are also now on sale! We have also sent out a newsletter this morning, so do check your inbox.