5 international designers, 5 knitting patterns and 1 new hobby

By IANSlife

New Delhi, June 5 (SocialNews.XYZ) As more people spend time at home thanks to the pandemic, many are discovering new hobbies or reviving old ones, with knitting being one of them. ‘between them.


Five International Woolmark Prize alumni have released a series of exclusive knit, crochet and cut and sew patterns, all of which can be created from the comfort of your own home, courtesy of The Woolmark Company.

Knit your own woolen hat with KYE

Known for their innovative and extraordinary designs, Seoul-based fashion brand KYE delivers fun, humor, wit and a sense of optimism through bold colors and patterns. Designer Kathleen Kye offers a free knitting pattern for the brand’s signature item: a retro-style ribbed beanie.

Kye says, “It’s pretty simple to make, so it could be a great catwalk knitting project to start in a time like now. Try personalizing the front with your own initials too.”

Knit your own awesome scarf with Strateas Carlucci
Melbourne-based brand Strateas Carlucci has a long history of using merino wool. As part of the Home Knitting Series, Carlucci offers a free knitting pattern for its Python Scarf. Measuring 4.3 meters in length, this super merino wool scarf uses an open chunky knit and is ideal for social distancing.

“We love how it wraps and stacks around your neck,” say Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci. “We also love it because it’s knitted from Australian merino wool, which regulates temperature and is really soft on the skin, it’s a great natural fiber. It keeps you warm too.”

Knit your own tote bag with CMMN SWDN
As more and more cities ban single-use plastic items, such as the dreaded plastic bag, Swedish fashion brand CMMN SWDN is offering a free knitting pattern to help you live your best plastic-free life, by using merino wool, of course.

“As designers, we have long been champions of a sustainable fashion industry,” say Bakir and Hedlund. “During these unprecedented times, it’s more apparent than ever that we all need to adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle. For the Woolmark knitwear series, we wanted to create a sustainable alternative to the single-use plastic bag. The Tote -everything is easy to knit in the comfort of your own home, using 100% natural, biodegradable merino wool.”

Crochet your own beanie with i-am-chen
Reminiscent of a bathing cap from the Bauhaus period, i-am-chen’s modern interpretation is part cap, part cap and crocheted with 100% superfine merino wool yarn. “The reason I chose merino wool is that it is warm, healthy and a gift from nature,” says designer Zhi Chen.

Make your own cushion covers with Teatum Jones
London-based womenswear brand Teatum Jones is renowned for creating fashion from human stories. By following this simple step-by-step guide, you too can create a cushion cover designed by Teatum Jones that stitches together your own personal story. Choose either a cut and sew pattern or a patchwork pattern.

“Zero waste is a very important part of our business; it’s part of our mission,” says Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones, winners of the 2016 International Woolmark Prize. nothing is thrown away.”

Log on to www.woolmark.com/knitting-patterns to download your free knitting patterns from the designers.

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Source: IANS

5 international designers, 5 knitting patterns and 1 new hobby

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