No, just kidding…well sorta. Last month Ann Weaver was in town teaching some fun and fabulous workshops. She brought along with her some samples from her newest pattern collection / pattern club, inspired by container ships! I fell in love with the design:
If you are really cool, you can wear it like this:
It is knitted in Dragonfly Fibers Squishy Lace (a yarn that we hope to get more of very soon!). Every pattern in Ann’s newest collection features an indie hand dyer and at least two are dyers you have probably met in our shop at some point…
Ann Weaver has been designing handknits since 2007 while working a growing string of seemingly unrelated jobs. Her current obsessions include Moby-Dick, the Bauhaus school, Soviet propaganda graphics, ship breaking, crossfit, punk rock, and reading anything she can get her hands on. All of this finds its way into her knitting design.
Ann’s inspiration and description of her current pattern collection, Container Ships:
Last year I saw Peter Hutton’s film At Sea at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, and I developed a fascination with and curiosity about container ships, working ports, and ship breaking. In addition to reading all the books I can find on the topic and searching for other artists who explore similar topics, I started knitting designs inspired by my research. This club is my invitation to you: Join me on my journey!
The club will include at least four patterns: two shawls, a cowl, and a cardigan, and will likely expand further. For each pattern, I’ll supply links to the artists and images that inspired the design and will discuss the process behind the work on my blog. Until the end of June, membership will be $13; after that, it will likely go up as the number and scope of the patterns grows.
You can sign up for the club through Ravelry.
When you sign up, you’ll receive a confirmation. Then you’ll receive the first pattern, Chittagong, right away! Each of the club patterns will also be available as an individual pdf.