Design Inspiration with AnneLena Mattison
Greetings, my fellow fiber friends!
My name is Sharon and I am the Yarn Intern here at Interweave. The reason behind my arrival is something I think that many of us who knit or crochet have in common; visions of what it would be like to quit our daily grind and actually get paid to do this thing we love so much. I came to Interweave about four months ago to test the waters in taking my love of fiber from a clandestine affair during my every lunch break from my career as a retail manager to my full-time passion. I knew it was time when reaching into my handbag to retrieve a set of keys or my wallet caused an inevitable wealth of knitting paraphernalia to come spewing forth. At night, I’d sketch designs and page through countless stitch dictionaries. I didn’t even mind getting spit on by an alpaca during my first season of shearing; I knew then that I was totally hooked!
How long have you been knitting and from whom or what did you learn?
How about designing? For how long have you been doing that?
From which sources do you get your design inspiration?
How about your inspiration for this particular design?
What was most challenging about designing the ruched yoke tee? What challenges did you encounter in working it up yourself?
What if any recommendations do you have for modifying this pattern (i.e. plus size, larger bust, etc.)
Given your pick of any fiber you could dream of, which would you choose?
Who’s your favorite knitter in the history of time?
Thanks, AnneLena. I can’t wait to begin my own (we’ll agree to disagree about the merits of cotton)! Casting on your own version of the Ruched Yoke Tee? I’d love to see your finished projects and the ways in which you make them your own. E-mail me your photos and see them in a future post at email@example.com.
All the best in your stitching endeavors,