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Knitting & Crochet Blog Week

Today's topic is "One Great Knitter" - Write about a knitter whose work (whether because of project choice, photography, styling, scale of projects, stash, etc) you enjoy.

It's so difficult to restrict myself to just one knitter whose work I admire and enjoy! There are SO many -- and I've blogged about a lot of them in the past. But one knitter (and crocheter) stands out as continually inspiring and surprising - Kat Coyle. From her About page on her blog:

Sometimes, I think that daydreaming is my real passion and art making is just there to keep my hands busy. As a daydreamer, intuition leads and I follow.

I first became aware of Kat when my sister gifted me with Greetings from Knit Cafe. There were a few of Kat's patterns in the book that seemed to demonstrate that she was bringing an artist's sensibilities to her knitting.

One of her latest designs: Courting Sophia. While I love it and think it's amazing, look at Kat's newest version, Courting Sophia with Colorwork:

Photos are copyrighted by Kat Coyle and are used with her permission

Her recent blog entry has all the details regarding her design process for this shawl.

One of the things that intrigues me is her ability to match a yarn with a lace pattern that just seems perfect for it. The Gossamer Stars scarf/shawl (Interweave 2008) is another one that I love:


Kat often shares photos of her sketches and paintings and Library Skirt is delightful:


It leaves me wondering whether she'll create a knitting pattern inspired by it.

Finally, Kat's color palette seems rich and bright; she gathers inspiration from so many aspects of her life. I hope you check out her designs on Ravelry and read her blog -- I think you'll be enriched by it.




This is one I truly do want to look further into. Thanks for the introduction and great information!

Thank you Janet!! You made my day.

I just love her use of color!

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