Being a new designer, I have gained inspiration from some fabulous designers out there. Today I want to share a fab designer with you, her name is Ruth and you can find her on Ravelry here . I can confess that I have a number of her designs in my library and queue, she caters for all sizes in her patterns, which for myself being larger than the average model it’s great to find someone who offers fab,current and great patterns for all. Ruth’s patterns are easy to follow and everything is explained step by step if needed.
When I debated on releasing my own designs and put them forward to magazines for consideration, Ruth was great with help and encouragement with the gentle push in the right direction, and I am so thankful that she did and it paid off. I am also currently doing her grading course and the things I am learning, have helped to switch the light bulb on in my head for a number of things.
Ruth gave me the chance to knit one if her latest designs as sample for her, she released Aitana in August and I have just finished knitting it, another great design and the pattern allows you to factor your own shape and size to give you the best fit for this hooded jacket, that has a split hood that you can un-pop and it gives a lovely collar effect.
My youngest daughter is the perfect size for trying on the sample knits, only problem is getting them back off her again, and have to promise to knit her one ( another to add to the long list that she has lol )
Aitana was knit in Lorna’s Laces Sportmate, a yarn not readily available here in the UK, but it is a fab yarn to knit with gives a lovely drape to the jacket and has that silky feeling when wearing it. I think we will need to do some persuading to get more yarn stockists here in the UK to start stocking it.
Well am looking forward to my next sample knit for Ruth Chambourcinand again knitted in fab Lornas Lace yarn called Solemate , so looking forward to casting and I guarantee I will have to wrestle it off my daughter again !!!!
Check our Ruth’s designs here and find her on twitter @rockandpurl