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Hitch! Behind the scenes: the beginning

2_03Where does the story begin?

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When I’d only been designing a year or two, I decided I wanted to do a few small collections, of maybe 5 patterns each, each designed around a theme that intrigued or interested me.  (Yes, ‘small’ went out the window.)

The first was what grew into California Revival Knits.

The second is the set of patterns I’m currently working on.

And the third was Hitch.

I realized, after getting CRK published, that I wanted Hitch out sooner than when it would be if I just did it myself, especially since it was going to be after the second collection.

I’d watched Heather Ordover a bit, with her Defarge series. I’d helped out with tech editing and giving feedback to Jaala on submissions at Knitcircus.

I thought…why not do Hitch as a multi-designer collection? As editor, I would get to choose the designs that fit my idea of the aesthetic for the book. I could limit the palette to creams, greys, black and red. I could still do a few designs myself, but I wasn’t saddling myself with doing 18 or 20, and the time required to do that many patterns. And Hitch would be published in a timely manner.

And so it was. I’m thrilled by the designs in the book — I think the designers did an incredible job. I hope you are too!

Leave a comment on this thread, with what you’d like to knit up first from Hitch, by midnight PST October 2nd, for a chance to win your very own PDF copy of Hitch.

Make sure to visit the other blog stops, and check back — there may be more added!

9/28/2013: Sunset Cat Designs (you’re here!)
10/5/2013: Knitting Kninja
New! 10/05/13: Knit One, Heart Too Podcast
10/7/2013: Herrlichkeiten
10/8/2013: Knit and Travel
10/9/2013: Knit & Knag Designs
10/10/2013: Wooly Wonka Fibers
10/11/2013: Verdant Gryphon
10/15/2013: Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches
10/16/2013: Rewolluzza
10/21/2013: Knitwear Designs by Carolyn Noyes
10/22/2013: Peacefully Knitting
10/23/2013: Dark Matter Knits
10/24/2013: Turnknit: Dani Berg Designs
10/25/2013: SweetGeorgia Yarns
10/28/2013: doviejay knits
10/29/2013: Triona Designs
10/30/2013: Tactile Fiber Arts
11/4/2013: A Knitter’s Life
11/5/2013: Catchloops
11/6/2013: Yarn On The House
11/07/2013: Ramblings
11/12/2013: Hazel Knits
11/13/2013: Knitcircus
11/19/2013: indigodragonfly
11/9/2013: Fyberspates
11/22/2013: A B-ewe-tiful Design
11/25/2013: knittingkirigami

 

 

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