Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Five: Designers that we love

Jodi Green: Jodi Green, famous for designs such as Mariah and The Gatsby Girl Pullover (Not to mention Hot Tamale, one of my favorites ever!), is about to receive her MFA at the University of Georgia. She enjoys printmaking and screenprinting, examples of which can be purchased on her Etsy site.

Cookie A.: If you love socks as much as we do, you probably already know who Cookie A is! Her Monkey Socks are very popular, and she has a knack for intricate cable designs. Be sure to check out her beautiful German Stocking Pattern!

Speaking of socks, Charlene Schurch is also one of our favorites. Time and time again we go back to (and these are Ravelry links) Sensational Knitted Socks, and More Sensational Knitted Socks, and Lorena just picked up the new Little Box of Socks and has a project going in that (insert teasing of how many projects Lorena has on the needles here).

If you like socks, but also like other things-- including well-written historical perspectives of fiber-- you might like Nancy Bush. Her books include topics like socks, Estonian folk knitting, and Estonian lace knitting; all of which are explained in easy-to-understand language and well-written patterns.

Lastly (we always save the best for last, eh?) we are in love with Laura Bryant, of Prism Yarns. And we're not just saying that because she's a wonderful and fun person! She's also an amazing designer, and her eye for color and color coordinations put most everyone else to shame. Take a look at some of her patterns; we're sure you'll find something you like!

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