What I'm Designing in 2020
It’s incredible that it’s August already. I feel like the year just started and I’m a little sad to know that summer is almost over. While fall is my favorite season, I’m not quite ready to welcome in 2020. There’s a lot I would still like to do in 2019. Keep an eye on this space as there are a few more summer patterns coming your way, but in the meantime I wanted to share what I was working on for 2020.
This coming year I wanted to be a lot more intentional about the designs I was putting together and be more thoughtful about color palette, silhouette, and publishing frequency. As we get closer to 2020 I’ll start teasing out more posts that highlight specific designs and ideas that you can look forward to but for now I wanted to share the color palette and how I got here.
It all started this past February when I attended TNNA in Portland. After spending my time on the show floor I did a little tour of the yarn shops in the area. Since there are no yarn stores in Charleston I take any chance I get to hang out in a brick & mortar store and squish yarns in person. Shopping online is so convenient, but you miss out on the tactile joy of choosing yarn.
In one of these stores I came across Rowan’s Alpaca Classic and I was drawn to this light pink/beige color and knew I had to bring it home with me. After thinking about it for a few weeks, this swatch was born. I love the lace diamond pattern, and while there is lace patterning on both right and wrong side rows I’m planning on using it only as an accent so it shouldn’t get too tiresome.
For silhouettes I’m focusing on clean lines and easy fits that will not only stand the test of time but will be really easy to wear. I’m at a point in my life where I don’t want to fuss in my clothes and I don’t want my knitting to be overly complex either. For one thing, it makes pattern writing that much easier and for another who has time to sit there knitting and un-knitting? I don’t and I’m sure you don’t either.
I hope that you’ll follow the design journey I’m taking in 2020 and that these pieces and colors will resonate with you. If there’s something you’d like to see don’t hesitate to connect with me!