This week is an incredibly exciting one for me as I am finally allowed to announce that my second book, Neons & Neutrals, is available for pre-order. I am so proud to present this new pattern collection to you. It contains 16 patterns by a group of talented designers. The English version will be released on March 3rd, 2023. A separate ebook will be for sale as well from Laine. And i’m delighted that a French and a Japanese translation will be ready this spring!
Worsted was a true passion project for me during the pandemic. The whole process of putting it together that book made me want to create more pattern collections. So, a little after Worsted was published, I started working on this one. For Neons & Neutrals, I made a submission call not only to designers, but also to yarn brands and dyers. I wanted this book to be even more collaborative. Yes, I own a yarn company and I love knitting with my own yarn. But I also love knitting with other yarn brands as well. This was the perfect excuse for me to mix brands and bases and I found 16 designers who agreed with me!
This project started out with the title Neons & Neutrals. From there, I built my moodboard and made a call for submissions. The working name for the project was Mixing the Bases, as this is what I do all the time. So why not apply my passion for mixing bases as a key concept for my second book?
Let’s talk about the designers! I am so grateful to this incredible group of designers who submitted for Neons & Neutrals. Each and every one of them brought to the project a unique design aesthetic, and for me the challenge was finding colors, textures and yarn to reflect their design identities in a cohesive way. The designers of Neons & Neutrals are: Anna Husemann, Brandi Cheyenne Harper, Brienne Moody, Caitlyn Turowski, Cecelia Campochiaro, Florence Spurling, Inese Sang, Julia Wilkens, Karen Cronje, Layla Yang of Qing Studio, Lotta H Löthgren, Maaike van Geijn, Marie Régnier, Maysa Tomikawa, Susan Chin, and Valerie Ng. Together, we created a collection of patterns that is eclectic, modern and truly original. It invites crafters to combine yarn and colors in new and unexpected ways.
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