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Bennet by Tokuko Ochiai

Bennet by Tokuko Ochiai

Today we bring you the final installment of our interview series with the designers featured in Issue 23! We hope you have enjoyed taking a peek behind each of these designs and learning a little bit about the talented designers who contributed to this issue. For our final interview we're talking with Tokuko about her shawl design Bennet. Tokuko designed this shawl based on Meri's vision, so Meri makes an appearance in today's interview, too! amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design?Tokuko: This time the process was all about bringing Meri's idea to reality. After I spent some time talking...

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Hawkins by Nataliya Sinelshchikova

Hawkins by Nataliya Sinelshchikova

Today we're talking with Nataliya who designed Hawkins, a boxy pullover that makes for a great casual staple. Hawkins features both cables and stripes, so there's always something interesting happening on your needles. Nataliya shared a bunch of her favorite shows and films with us below, so if you're looking for some recommendations keep reading! amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design?Nataliya: The pullover is inspired by Stranger Things, a science fiction series that is a perfect blend of 1980s nostalgia. In the third episode of the first season, Nancy (one of the main characters) wears a close fitting pullover with set-in sleeves, stripes and...

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Cléo by Orlane Sucche

Cléo by Orlane Sucche

Today we're sharing our interview with designer Orlane Sucche. Orlane created Cléo for Issue 23, a sweet pullover with a geometric colorwork motif around the yoke. The yoke motif can be interpreted in different ways, but keep reading to learn what scene in particular inspired this design. amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? Orlane:  As mentioned in the magazine, Cléo is inspired by the film directed by Agnès Varda, "Cléo from 5 to 7" in 1962. More precisely, I found inspiration for the yoke motif in a scene where Cléo (performed by Corinne Marchand) walks into a shop to buy a...

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Moulins by yamagara

Moulins by yamagara

The weather here in Japan continues to get colder and the chill in the air has us excited for all sorts of cozy knits. If you're looking for something new to cast-on, come join our KAL for Issue 23 over on Instagram! The KAL will be held until January 20, 2022, so there's still plenty of time to join in. Just tag your WIPs and finished projects with #amirisu23kal Today we're talking with designer yamagara (Bernice) about her contribution to Issue 23, the understated Moulins pullover with its textured stripes and ruffle accents. amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? yamagara: Amelie's feminine, quirky and chic style, together...

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