Ysolda Teague, Edinburgh-based knitwear designer, is our interview guest on Episode 36 of the Fruity Knitting Podcast. Ysolda captured the attention of the knitting world whilst still a teenager and is now an established name. We stay in Scotland to meet Shona as our guest on Knitters of the World. Anne Hanson presents her pattern Violet in New Releases. We have an update on Andrew’s brioche adventures and the #fruitybriochekal, and some exciting Fruity Knitting News.
Ysolda Teague – Interview
Ysolda Teague captured the attention of the knitting community whilst still a teenager after submitting a pattern to online magazine Knitty. Her pattern was not only accepted but made the front page, and Ysolda soon found, somewhat to her own surprise, that she was able to make a living as a designer.
Ysolda mentions in the interview that she gained much of her early knowledge of knitwear design via a James Norbury encyclopedia of knitting. Although more a reference than a textbook, and not the easiest of reads, it did introduce her to the basics of garment construction. Ysolda has kept her attachment for learning from books. She stocks a range of harder to get knitting books, including several Japanese knitting dictionaries, and has also published several books herself. Collaborations, both with other knitwear designers, and with other professionals such as photographers and graphic designers, have played a key role.
Violet, by Anne Hanson – New Releases
The Violet pattern by Anne Hanson is light top inspired by a seventies design. The top can be knitted in a variety of yarns, including several of Anne’s own Bare Naked Wools range, and is an ideal project for warmer climates or warmer seasons.
Anne has agree to provide a discount to our Patrons. Look at the post on patreon.com/fruityknitting for details.
Finding Violet and Anne Hanson
- Violet pattern on Ravelry
- knitspot.com (Find all of Anne’s patterns, plus her Bare Naked yarns)
- knitspot on Instagram
Shona Mason, Fife, Scotland – Knitters of the World
- Sláinte, Album: Cup of Tea
- The Butterfly. Kid on the Mountain
- Fear a Bhata
- Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
- J. S. Bach, The Well Tempered Klavier, Prelude No. 3 in C-Sharp major, BWV 848, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka, used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
- Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major Eroica, Op. 55 – IV. Finale Allegro molto, Public Domain
- Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70, 1 – Allegro Moderato, US Army Strings, Public Domain