Author Archives: Katy

All Work and Some Play

I know I’ve been MIA for the last few weeks. I’ve had a real blitz through my sample knitting for the studio. I recently sold some designs in New York and my boss asked me if I had any more in preparation for her trip to Pitti Filati. I had some samples ready to go […]

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Holiday Round-Up

I’m back at work tomorrow and looking forward to it. I’ve enjoyed my rest but I’m bursting with ideas for more samples. For some reason I’m on cable kick mixed with … unconventional construction which isĀ  really exciting. It’s a great feeling to be going back to work with a definite idea. I don’t feel […]

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Reading Books & Folding Pages

The current batch of samples were posted off on Thursday and, quite amazingly for a parcel sent 1st class via Royal Mail, arrived at the studio on Friday. I was nervous as I waited for Emily the boss’s response but she liked them! You’d think I’d be used to this process by now but every […]

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A Few of My Favourite Things.

I’m still working on studio samples and alongside those, I’ve been folding more paper. It’s really interesting how these folds are inspiring me and they are certainly helping to push the sample work forward. I’ve spent the morning working with folded paper – taking photos and making sketches to record the way the creases interact […]

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A Proper Look See

Normally when I’m working on studio samples, I have to be careful about what I show you because of the nature of how they are sold. Today, however, I’ve been working on some ideas for samples in a sort of “6 degrees of separation” kind of way so I can show you them. It may […]

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Emails of Joy!

Work is continuing apace. Just as one sweater has finished blocking, another seems ready for soaking and pinning. The other day, as I scrabbled over damp knitting with a tape measure trying not to put my knee in a pin, I decided I really do need some blocking wires. This is not a recent realisation. […]

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No Rest for The Wicked

I can only assume I’ve been very naughty in a previous life! I’ve started working with the new studio, so I’m in the midst of sample production. The owner is off to New York next week so I’m trying to get things together for her to take with her. There’s a nice collection of samples […]

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Moving Forward.

I’m currently on a mini holiday. The event is over so I get a week off to recover and I’m making the most of this time to do some paper work. The least exciting part of my freelance life but a necessary one. Whilst sorting through papers, I thought now would be an excellent time […]

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Asking the Right Questions

It would be easy to imagine that the life of an international knitwear designer is a simple one. The knitting muses, wake you gently from your slumber with a million and one ideas that are rattled off your needles, sent to the client and everyone relaxes on the veranda with a nice G&T. Or not. […]

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More Shadows

I’ve been working on more studio samples and I thought I’d share. I’m currently working on samples for Spring/Summer 15 so I’ve working with lots of lace structure and light yarns. Each sample is also starting to inform the next one I knit. I’m having plenty of “Oo. I could try this next” moments. It […]

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