Today’s guest post comes from designer Courtney Spainhower of Pink Brutus Knits. Courtney is a first time Holla Knits designer and I’m so excited to be getting to know her through her work with the Spring Collection!
Meeting Point is me – all wrapped up in a perfect package of knits and purls – and full of holes.
I wanted to create something really easy that would ripple in the breeze – then stop people in their tracks. I’ve never seen a sweater knit with this sort of stitch arrangement – not that none exist – but I thought it was quite clever and as simple as it is, really, it provides stunning results.
The way I design is very organic. I usually start with a very clear concept of construction and form and sometimes somewhat clumsily navigate my way through the actual creation. I use a lot of stitches as visual queues because as a knitter, I hate to be shackled to a pattern. Meeting Point has one of my signature design tools: lines extending through the entire piece. I love an uninterrupted line, and in this case it extends from the cast on edge all the way through to the bind off at the sleeve.
I knit the entire sample in 5 days and when I tried it on I didn’t want to ever take it off, so you know what that means…. one in every color.