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Cosmology DARUMA Collection 2022

Cosmology DARUMA Collection 2022

COSMOLOGY DARUMA Collection 2022 is now available! Get a copy from a local stockist or directly from amirisu here:North AmericaRest of the world We collaborated with two of our favorite designers, Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin. With their unique individual perspectives on the theme "Heavenly Bodies," they created pieces with inspiration from the Milky Way, aliens, fluffy weightless textures, and more. The eight cosmic knitwear designs in this collection are playful, heavenly, and super cozy. Details8 patterns: 2 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 1 hoodie, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socksDesigners: Kiyomi Burgin & Sachiko BurginFeatured yarns: GENMOU, GEEK, Wool Mohair, Falkland Wool, and Silk Mohair, all from...

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Conflux by Susanne Sommer

Conflux by Susanne Sommer

Today we're talking with Susanne of SOSU Knits who designed the fabulous Conflux shawl/ vest in Issue 24. This design can be worn upside down, as a vest, or as a shawl, but no matter how you wear it, it is guaranteed to be a cozy statement piece! Susanne tells us about the challenges of making this design, the start of her knitting journey, and introduces us to her favorite Austrian sweet treat, too. If you have an appreciation for the sweeter things in life, make sure you read until the very end. amirisu: What, if any, challenges did you encounter during the design process? Susanne: As this a somewhat...

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Shophouse Tee by yamagara

Shophouse Tee by yamagara

Today we're sharing our conversation with designer yamagara (Bernice). She designed a fresh summer sweater for Issue 24 inspired by the traditional architecture of shophouses in Singapore. Hearing about Bernice's happy memories of growing up in a shophouse makes us feel like just casting on this design will bring some extra joy along with it. amirisu: What, if any, challenges did you encounter during the design process? yamagara: The facades of traditional shophouses in Singapore are rather ornate and colourful. In the initial stage of designing, I found myself making sketches of many different ideas, including colourwork, and liking them all. The challenge in this situation...

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Lulu by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Lulu by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

The Lulu shawl featured in Issue 24 has a frilly border but still maintains a casual feel appropriate for everyday. We're checking in with designer Romi to learn more about this design and its careful balance of sweet and cool, as well as a little bit about her favorite place where she grew up and her first encounters with making. She even tells us a little bit about the tradition of hand and arm tattoos among Croatian women, so keep reading to the end! amirisu: What, if any, challenges did you encounter during the design process?Romi: I based my design on my...

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