A couple of weeks ago, Alexis Winslow sent me a preview of her latest collection, Speckle & Stone – an ebook she is self-publishing from her website, Knit Darling. I’m excited to get to share this beautiful collection with you today and to announce a giveaway! One lucky commenter will receive yarn from Berroco to knit the Brenta Hat, as well as a copy of the ebook with the patterns for the complete collection from Alexis.
I know Alexis’ work from her published patterns through Interweave, her book, Graphic Knits and her patterns published via Brooklyn Tweed. Alexis is an incredibly talented designer whose work speaks with a strong, clear voice, and this collection is a beautiful example of that.
There are 5 pieces in the collection – 3 garments and 2 accessories. Many of the pieces are knit using Berroco’s Vintage DK and Ultra Alpaca Fine yarns together, in the same piece! She uses bold graphics to layer the colors and textures together in motifs she has borrowed from pottery techniques. Alexis wrote a post for the collection launch on her blog, going into detail about her inspiration and her pottery work. Her pottery is just as inspiring and beautifully executed as her knits.
Win a kit to make the Brenta Hat from Speckle &Stone!
Berroco Vintage DK (#3 light)
(52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; 290 yd/100g hank):
1 hank each of color A #2104 Mushroom, color B #2176 Pumpkin, color C #2105 Oats, color D #2194 Breezeway, color E #2192 Chana Dal)
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling us a little about how you get inspired. Do you have other hobbies besides knitting or crochet that influence you?
DETAILS: Must be 18 years or older to enter.
Comments must be posted by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 29, 2015. One winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog next Monday, November 30.