We are ready to go for Vogue Knitting Live in NYC this week and want to let you know about what’s happening at the Yarn Culture Booth. We’ll be posting Blog Updates through the week as well as Instagram and Facebook updates.
This year we are presenting designs and patterns from a collection of our favorite designers. As different as each of these artists and her designs may be, they share several common design characteristics.
Their garments have a clean, modern look and feel;
Their designs and color selections are very wearable;
They consider the knitting experience and the knitter as they design the garment;
The resulting garments are items you’ll reach for again and again;
This post will focus on three of our six featured designers: Lori Versaci of Versaciknits, Melanie Berg of Mairlynd, and Jana Huck of Janukke. Look for posts about our other featured designers, Isabell Kraemer, Julie Weisenberger and Martina Behm on Thursday!
We’ve known Lori Versaci almost from the day we opened our doors and continue to be honored to feature her designs and patterns.
Lori will be in our booth all weekend with lots of garments to inspire and try on.
We will be featuring her recently launched collection using Woolfolk yarns. This includes WICKERWORK – a beautifully versatile wrap that can be knit in a range of gauges from fingering to worsted weight. We’ll also have MEANDER and FORM, two new sweater designs and LATERAL and LINEAGE, two new long vest designs.
She’ll also have several of her other Woolfolk designs including Optic Cowls, Hester’s Cowl, Chess, Herring and Blocks.
We’ll also have an assortment of Lori’s patterns knit up in other of our featured yarns. Look for designs using The Uncommon Thread, Walk Collection, Crave Yarn and Rosy Green Wool.
We’ll also have kits for COLOR MY STRIPES and PLAYTIME knit in Crave Linea yarn.
Lori will be selling and signing patterns all weekend and would love to see your finished VERSACIKNITS garments!
Melanie Berg is another longtime friend of Yarn Culture and we are delighted to host her at our booth on Friday from 6-8p and Saturday from 5.30-6.30p. Stop by to meet Melanie and help support the Against Malaria Foundation with your Mairlynd pattern purchases. Yarn Culture will join Melanie and donate 100% of our net proceeds from sales of Mairlynd patterns at VKL-NY. Learn more about the Against Malaria Foundation and how the proceeds from your pattern purchase can help.
We’ll have an assortment of Melanie’s patterns available as well as samples of her garments designed in Rosy Green Wool. We are particularly excited to feature La Crau and Verdon, two shawl patterns designed using Rosy Green Wool’s Merino d’Arles – a new fingering weight yarn resulting from collaboration between Melanie and Rosy from Rosy Green Wool. We’ll have kits and open stock Rosy Green Wool yarn along with Melanie’s lovely patterns.
Jana Huck is another German designer we have known for a long time. We first met Jana together with Melanie Berg at H&H in Cologne almost 5 years ago. At that time, Jana was relatively new to the design scene, but it was clear she had a unique and special approach to knitwear design.
This year we’re happy to feature her newest pattern, COYA, using Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino Joy. The garter stitch shawl warms and glows as if it were directly made of sunrays. Its shape is semicircular and worked from the center out. It’s perfect for those new to Fair Isle color work or who want to learn to knit Fair Isle by holding each strand in a different hand.
We’ll also be featuring kits and patterns for STREETSCAPE, a shawl that has been a Yarn Culture best seller.
Check back on Thursday and learn about the garments and patterns we'll be featuring from Isabell Kraemer, Julie Weisenberger and Martina Behm.