It’s time to get to know the Holla Knits designers! All week I’m featuring interviews with the designers that have contributed to the Spring Summer Holla Knits collection, and today it’s Katie Canavan, designer of Finishing School.
1. When did you first fall in love with knitting?
During my Junior year in college, I really started getting into knitting. This was the time that Knitty was just starting, and knitting blogs were really taking off. Designers were just starting to publish their own patterns online, and so many of them were so cute and modern! It was like knitting patterns took a leap with the internet, and it was an exciting time to be a young knitter.
2. What made you want to start designing?
I have a pretty unique sense of style, and I loved the idea of making my own clothes that no one else would have, that were a true reflection of me.
3. What was the best design you’ve ever knit?
I would have to say Beatnik, by Norah Gaughan. Knitting it was awesome and engaging, and it’s definitely my most-worn handknit, it fits perfectly.
4. Who are some of your favorite designers?
5. If you weren’t a knitter/knitwear designer, what would you be doing?
Well, I’d be Acting, which is what I do when I’m not knitting. Actually, sometimes I do it while knitting! I’ve incorporated knitting into a few characters I’ve played onstage. There’s no better stage-business than knitting!