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My designs are inspired my math, science, and the world around us. I adore using texture in my knitting. Whether an all over texture or over a concentrated area, I like the rich depth that texture adds to a garment. I use math and science patterns and natural textures as inspiration for my knitting.
I think that an important part of knitting is using good techniques. Mindful of this, I write my designs with an eye for detail. For example, I use paired increases and decreases, and I describe the ratio used to pick up stitches. I do not make use of techniques simply to have a "Technical Marvel of a Sweater," but to enhance the fit and look of the garment. I don't want only experienced knitters to feel they can knit my designs—I want a somewhat hesitant knitter to read my instructions and know that he or she can knit it because I give them enough guidance to do so.
I want my designs to fit. I consider whether the wearer would layer the garment, what season they would wear it, and where they would wear it, among other things. I consider the design features I want the eye drawn to; I design my armholes, necklines, and finishing details with respect to the desired feature. I aim for sleek lines and flattering shapes.
Finally, I want my designs to be wearable. I tend to use classic fibers that will hold up over repeated use. I generally design with classic shapes that can be worn for years. I want my patterns to be pulled off of the shelf and worn.
I aspire to excel in the creation of classy knits that will encourage people to enjoy knitting. Furthermore, I wish to educate future generations of knitters so they, too, can discover the joy found in making something with their own hands.
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