One Great Knitter

One Great Knitter

Write about a knitter whose work (whether because of project choice, photography, styling, scale of projects, stash, etc) you enjoy. If they have an enjoyable blog, you might find it a good opportunity to send a smile their way.

I’m being a bit naughty and going for two……..

Well I am sure a lot of people will say Elizabeth Zimmerman, Kim Hargreaves, etc etc, but I’m going for a couple of more recent knitters for my “great knitters”.

I am not sucking up or anything but I find Mimi from Eskimimiknits one of my favourite knitters.  Although she hasn’t been knitting that long, in that time she has really embraced it and had a go at things that beginning knitters don’t usually attempt.  She has thrown herself into complicated techniques like entrelac and colourwork and come out the end of it totally unscathed!  As for her photography of her projects, well that is something to aspire to.

My other choice has to be Ysolda Teague.  Quite frankly I’m a bit jealous of her!  Still in her early 20s, she is an accomplished knitter, has had her designs published in Twist Collective and has published two books of patterns.  And she bakes.  She is one of those people who makes you wish you could start all over again!

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Thank you for all the comments yesterday, and just so you know, I DID start the Endpaper Mitts yesterday.

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11 thoughts on “One Great Knitter

  1. I agree with your choices, Mimi is a fantastic knitter and I’m really envious of her skills. I love Ysolda Teague’s work, she’s one of my favourite designers and there are very few of her patterns I don’t want to make. I met her at I Knit Weekender and she is lovely, too.

  2. The Endpaper mitts are great! I wear mine constantly!

    I’ve been knitting for 5 or 6 years now, but have just started to realize that other people do it and I can read about them online.

    It’s so inspiring and by inspiring, I mean it makes me kick my butt into gear!

    Thanks for sharing your favourite knitters!

  3. Two fabulous choices. And you’re so right about Ysolda – she makes me wish I was a more focused knitter with all of her amazing accomplishments! 🙂

  4. You chose some very great knitters. Ysolda has some gorgeous stuff that I would love to make some day. I can’t wait to see your Endpaper Mitts.

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