Designer Showcase: Hannah Fettig
Posted by Huelo Dunn on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
We love Hannah Fettig. Fettig's designs are sleek and modern, wearable for many shapes, and they provide just the right amount of warmth for chilly Bay Area evenings. She favors yarns that use natural fibers in a versatile, non-fussy way, like those from Quince & Co. and The Fibre Company. Her Knitbot designs are works of art, to be sure, but they're also wardrobe staples, made for daily wear.
Lately, I've been lusting after her Featherweight Cardigan, published in Knitbot Essentials and as an individual pattern. Classic and flattering, Featherweight takes full advantage of the subtle sheen and drape of Quince & Co. Tern.
The lacier, slightly sheer version would be a lovely way to showcase the tonal colorways of our lace-weight wool/silk blend, Reliquary II:
For something with more substance, I'd try Knitbot's Trail Jacket.
The Trail Jacket features Quince's rugged- yet soft- Osprey in a boxy jacket shape with a vintage, Jackie O feel to it. This is a sweater that would be equally cozy with skinny jeans and knee-high boots, or thrown over pj's around the campfire. It would also make great use of our handmade Elmwood buttons.
I love the Knitbot style: stockinette stitch with clever, flattering shaping. When Fettig does bring in embellishments and design elements, it's still in an understated and elegant way, such as the lovely cabled shaping in June's Favorite Cardigan, or the animal motifs in her Woodland Accessories Series, which all use The Fibre Company's Canopy Fingering.
If you've never explored Hannah Fettig's designs before, we invite you to try. This weekend, we're discounting all our Knitbot books and patterns by 10%. We'll help you through every step of the process, choosing your pattern and yarn to make something you will cherish and WEAR for years to come. -HD