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Designer Spotlight: Catrina Frost

Today’s post is the last in our four-part Designer Spotlight series and features Catrina Frost, the designer behind the Survey Pullover. Read on to learn more about Survey, Catrina’s design process, and her love of and appreciation for breed-specific wool. What is your favorite design element(s) in the Survey Pullover? Why? I personally love approachable knits that are simple but also have an interesting detail or two. I kept these qualities in mind while designing the Survey Pullover. The result is a combination of meditative stockinette and simple texture on the chest. My favorite design elements are the stockinette sections. There are quite a few knitters out there who find row after row of stockinette to be tedious. In a...

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Designer Spotlight: Irina Anikeeva

Today’s post is the third in our four-part Designer Spotlight series and features Irina Anikeeva, the designer behind the Cayley Pullover. Read on to learn more about Irina’s approach to designing menswear, her love for cables, and her fun #mensweater_saturday Instagram hashtag. If and how does your approach change when designing a men’s garment? I think my approach to menswear design is oddly similar to my approach to womenswear. Every time I start working on one of my women’s pieces, I ask myself, “Would I wear this piece?” and the answer has to be “Yes!”—partly because it is me who usually ends up modeling it. In the case of my menswear designs, I always ask what my husband thinks about...

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Designer Spotlight: Fiona Ellis

Today’s post is the second in our four-part Designer Spotlight series. One of the patterns featured in Issue No. 2 | Navigate with a lot of buzz is the Rigging Pullover by Fiona Ellis—and for good reason! Read on to learn more about the design, how to approach garment finishing, and what Fiona has in store for Issue No. 3 | Alchemy. What is your favorite design element in this garment? I just love the collar on this sweater. It’s so cosy. Plus worn turned up, as in the photos, it is has a lot of drama too. The shaping is achieved by working short rows. The Rigging Pullover and several other designs in the issue involve finishing tasks like seaming...

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Designer Spotlight: Annie Lupton

In anticipation of the release of No. 2 | Navigate, we are hosting a four-part Designer Spotlight series on the blog. Through these posts, you will learn more about the garments featured in the issue, as well as the individuals behind the designs. Up first is Annie Lupton, the designer of the issue’s cover sweater—the Navigate Pullover. Read on to learn more about the design's elements, optimal yarn choices for this garment, and Annie's future plans. Describe the aesthetic of the designs you create under the Boho Chic Fiber Co. brand. Is the Navigate Pullover a departure for you? With the patterns I self-publish under Boho Chic Fiber Co., I aim to create garments and shawls that have a bohemian, feminine,...

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