Thursday, January 12, 2012

Indie Designer Feature


We love supporting indie designers at Firefly Fibers! Last fall we added Jane Richmond Designs to our shop patterns and she's fitting right in!

With a full range of designs from Hats & Toques, to Scarves & Cowls, to Pullover & Cardigans, to Shrugs & Boleros, to Gloves & Mittens, to Babies & Toddlers, and Toddlers & Children - there's sure to be something for everyone in the family!

For those of you that may be new to Jane's designs, her website sums up her designs and pattern style perfectly:
Jane's designs are classic and simple. Her minimalist approach to knitwear design is paired with a dedication to cleanly written pattern instructions. Being both a process and product knitter, Jane's goal is to create knits that are enjoyable to knit and easy to wear. Her patterns offer crisp photographs and plenty of white space.

One of our favorite patterns is Rae - Jane held a Knitalong for Rae last fall in her Ravelry group, and everyone had so much fun that we decided to kick off 2012 with Rae as our very own Knitalong! We're using either Dream in Color Smooshy or Madelinetosh tosh sock and there's still plenty of time to join.

Shannon is one of Jane's new designs and is beautiful knit up in Spud & Chloe Outer (see Sarah's project here). This pattern is simple with just enough style to give it the 'wow' factor.

And... meet Georgia - a fitted cardigan knit from the top down with a beautiful sophisticated fit.

psst... I have yarn set aside for this beauty and I can't wait to cast on!

We hope you try one of Jane Richmond's patterns - we have several of Jane's designs knit up as shop samples and we are currently clicking away with a few more.Printed patterns (gorgeous layout on 65 lb cardstock) are available in the shop and now we are also set up for in store sales with Ravelry (more to come on this). Visit us and we'll introduce you to Jane's designs, help you select a pattern, yarn for your project and you can either purchase a printed copy or a Ravelry 'pdf'. Pretty slick, eh?

Happy Knitting!

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