Friday, 27 February 2015

Designer Focus: Carol Feller

UK knitwear designer Carol Feller designs under the brand name Stolen Stitches and has a range of adult and children's knitting patterns as well accessories we love. Carol has been a Fyberspates fan for some time and the feeling is entirely mutual! So today we're offering a little pattern inspiration from this talented designer based in southern Ireland.

First, let's admire some of her shawls...

Captiva is worked from side to side with short row shaping to form a gentle curve and tapers to a tail making it wonderful for staying in place over your shoulder. Calls for Scrumptious DK.

Centrique is another Scrumptious DK accessory that uses a simple lace repeat so it would be suitable for a first shawl project. Fast and pretty, this shawl creates a simple and elegant piece that looks more complex than it is!

Flama has a delicate central lace panel and garter stitch outer panels. Worked from the bottom up, optional beads are added to the lace central panel. This shawl calls for Scrumptious Lace and is available in Carol's collaborative collection, Scrumptious Knits

The garments

Akoya is a versatile, stylish and flattering cardigan that was simple enough to be worn with just about everything. This cardigan keeps the basic styling simple, its short style is worn with negative ease, but small lace and cable details at the hem, cuff and neckline keep it interesting. Calls for Scrumptious 4ply. 

The Iceling jacket is easy to knit, with a top-down seamless construction. The large double breasted front collar is knit with two rows of buttons so it can grow with the child; when more room is needed the jacket can be fastened on the second row of buttons.Garter stitch bands at the wrist are designed to worn either folded up or left down, again making it ideal for fast-growing children. Uses Scrumptious Aran.

Ignus is another piece from the Scrumptious Knits collaboration. A hip length tunic has delicate cable details that complement the smooth flattering shape. Knit from the top down, with raglan shoulder shaping, the side cable detail has decreases worked down each side for smooth shaping. Calls for Scrumptious Aran. 

Want more Carol Feller? All patterns mentioned here are available for distribution via Fyberspates, direct Ravelry download or via Carol at Stolen Stitches. For our yarn retailers, please check here

Happy knitting!

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