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Old 06-04-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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My favourite knit designer(s)?
Do you have a favourite knit designer, and why do you prefer him/her? I have several designers that I consider my favourite, like Marianne Isager, Jytte Slente, Elsebeth Lavold, and then of course the designers behind Dale collections and Sandnes Collections....

These are all danish, swedish and norwegian designers, how familiar are you with scandinavian knit design in the US?

There are designs though that I could never here in Norway, thats why I buy so many books and patterns online from the US and UK
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Old 06-04-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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I have several of the Dale collections (knitting one now), and believe some Lavold, as well. I absolutely love the Sweaters from Camp book and have completed two of those sweaters. I also have done one and will do more from Feitelson's Art of Fair Isle Kitting. Elizabeth Zimmerman's book are a good read as well as good knitting information. If I listed all the books I own (I'm almost as bad about knitting books as I am about yarn), the world wide web wouldn't have enough room!
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Old 06-06-2005, 01:04 AM   #3
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I haven't been knitting long enough to have a favorite designer, but I love the Elsebeth Lavold designs and plan to try some. I don't even remember where I first saw these, but I especially love the designs in the Viking Knits Collection.

I hope some more people answer your question. I'm interested in seeing what everyone likes.

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Old 06-06-2005, 08:37 AM   #4
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Speaking of Elsebeth Lavold...I just checked out her Viking Patterns for Knitting from the library. It is different from the one you just mentioned. I love it!!! Now I'll have to find the one you mentioned also.
Elizabeth Zimmerman is another favorite of mine, especially because I adore seamless knitting.
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by kimmie
Speaking of Elsebeth Lavold...I just checked out her Viking Patterns for Knitting from the library.
Trying not to hi-jack the post, but I have to say, yay for the library! Of course I'm biased, but it always makes me happy to see how many knitters are getting good use out of their public libraries.
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:51 AM   #6
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I like Joan McGowan-Michael. She's got some really neat looking stuff.

I'm just finishing this one: Angelina Vintage Jacket
In this month's Cast-On magazine, she has a really neat camisole: See #10 - SWEET SUMMER CAMISOLE
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Okay....I can come no where even close to his stuff...but...just WOW...absolutely awe inspiring...knock your socks off....Kaffee Fassett....http://www.kaffefassett.com/knitting.htm
here's his site...he LOVES color .....one day....it is my wish to knit one of his patterns...don't know what ....the more color the better....but I have a gazillion things to learn 1st![/url]
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OMG I am so impressed with Kaffee Fassett. Such beautiful designs. I will never get good enough to try any of his patterns but I can still really admire it. lou
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Big Bulky sweater
Do I see a big Bulky Cardigan with a Collar in that Cast on???

I just looked at the review page but I don't have the magazine yet but I am looking for a Bullky cardi/

I'm just finishing this one: Angelina Vintage Jacket
In this month's Cast-On magazine, she has a really neat camisole: See #10 - SWEET SUMMER CAMISOLE[/quote]
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We've got a wonderful designer here too.
Marnie.
She's got some cool stuff.
Although, I can't find her info... But, i've seen some of her things and it is good.
Maybe she'll be nice enough to show us some of it!
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