7.25.2011

The Perks of Being a Knitwear Designer


One of the perks of designing knitwear is receiving shipments of beautiful yarns in the mail!
Lately I've received these two amazing packages of yarn for use in my current design collection.

First up... these lovely skeins from Tactile Fiber Arts.


These soothing naturally dyed colorways were created especially for the collection. I'll be sharing more about that later...but they are lovely and very special and fit into the theme of my project beautifully.

From this yarn, I've created this little knit. Here is a sneak peek for now.


Secondly I was recently sent two sweater's worth of yarns in these amazing colorways.. Bronze Age and Juniper from Pigeonroof Studios!

I can't tell you enough how much I am in love with these colors, and how perfectly they work with the design I have planned. 


But do you know what's even more exciting than that? 

Knitting with this yarn!



Yep! This is my final design for the collection and I'm almost done with it too!

The colors are blending beautifully and this yarn is unbelievably luxurious. I am enjoying every single stitch.

As you can tell.. there is a lot going on behind the scenes here at Never Not Knitting.
There will be a big reveal coming up soon! Stay Tuned!



35 comments:

Keppy Girl Knits said...

The yarns are beautiful and the "sneak peak" of the new designs are a real tease, I can't wait to see more!
Charlene

NiseyKnits said...

Those yarns are gorgeous! And I love your photography. I'm an upcoming designer and would love to learn more about designing knitwear. How can I also get some yarn to try from different yarn companies?

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

So, so lovely - you have an envious position - being a designer and previewing beatuiful yarn. Not all of us are that talented in that area; we're lucky to have you Alana!

Julie said...

Ohh, ahhh... that's some super stunning yarn!Lucky you!

Maven said...

Lovely stuff!! :)

Kathryn said...

Just gorgeous! I can't wait to see the big reveal!

Cinnamon said...

That stuff just looks gorgeous! I think both of those yarn artists will be at Sock Summit (I get to go!) and I will be sure to check them out!

Evelyn said...

Your sneak peak is yummy. Can't wait to see more.

Emily said...

So beautiful! Do you have an idea of when the collection will be published? I'm trying to decide on a Rhinebeck sweater for this year, and I'm really looking forward to seeing your women's garments. Your designs have a lovely aesthetic.

ctexas said...

aYou little tease, can't wait to see what you are making.
I am sure I will have to have it.

Cassandra

penelope10 said...

Can't wait!!

Tanis said...

Beautiful yarns! I'm really looking forward to the big reveal! I love seeing sneak peak's of designs in process.

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Drooling . . . I am drooling. What beautiful yarn. And I love the sneak peaks of your newest creations.

sylphette said...

YAY!

Maryse said...

Wow, this is so exciting! The yarns are all more lovely than the other ones ;-) I'm really looking forward to seeing your new design! Enjoy the creation and execution process!

Monique said...

See this is why they send them to you. Look what you've done with it! I can already see you're making something beautiful!

Sara said...

The photos of the new yarns are so lovely that I can almost feel the lovely hand of the wool.
Sara

Irisha said...

OMG! Cannot decide what is more beautiful - the yarn or your knitting! Love, love, love it!

Isabelle said...

Oh my! I really cannot wait for your book to come out!

Toft said...

What beautiful yarn and the colour...!!! Looking up Pigeonroof Studios as I type!

Jessica said...

*jealous*!!! Soooo pretty!
jpeled on ravelry

Lucy said...

The yarns are beautiful, and so are your designs!

Suzanne said...

It's so hard to wait!

KnittingPony said...

These are utterly beautiful. I love the colours and can't wait to see what you are making!

L. P. said...

The colors from Pigeon roof studios are fabulous. The other natural colored yarn looks so soft and creates wonderful stitch definition.

Nuttygal said...

I cannot wait to see what you have been working on.

Lori said...

WOW ... the pattern in that first picture is so gorgeous and so intriguing. I can't wait to learn more about it. Very beautiful! -Lori

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see.

Knitterella said...

All these beautiful 'sneak peeks' are torture! Can't wait for the big reveal!! So exciting :)

Deb said...

Oh, Alana! So beautiful! Your designs are breathtaking, the detail just grabs me!

Retired Knitter said...

Beautiful yarns, wonderful work.

Lindy said...

I love these yarns they look so soft. I'm really glad you shared this post with us. I can't wait to see what you have been designing.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

Yeah, I would definately say that is a perk, for sure!

Emma said...

I can't wait to see the design collection!! Your sneak peeks are making me so impatient. Where can I find this yarn?

SingerW5 said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!! I fight the tendency to be a yarn collector, but I can't always resist!!!