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. Â (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.
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