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Hidahida by Miyuki Watanabe

Hidahida by Miyuki Watanabe

The amirisu Issue 25 KAL is in progress over on Instagram! As always we have some fabulous prizes provided by the generous designers and yarn makers supporting the KAL. Be sure to tag your Issue 25 projects with #amirisu25kal to join in! Today we're going to have a quick chat with Miyuki, the designer of the elegant Hidahida pullover from Issue 25. This design is as beautiful as it is warm with its gathered shawl collar.  amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? Miyuki: I often use gathers in my designs, but I had never used them on the back of a collar...

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Brut by Hiromi Nagasawa

Brut by Hiromi Nagasawa

Today let's talk with Hiromi about her design Brut, a pullover that carefully combines aesthetic charm with cozy wearability. Hearing more about her inspiration and approach to this design has us falling in love with it all over again! amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design?Hiromi: I was inspired by a wooden chair that I use every day. I like the concept of "functional beauty," and this chair, which I see every day, was made in a workshop in Denmark decades ago. It has been repaired and used over many years. Each part is smoothly carved out of wood. The backrest is thick and plump, and...

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Kaiku by Ronja Hakalehto

Kaiku by Ronja Hakalehto

Have you picked up your copy of the new issue yet? We can't wait to see your Issue 25 projects! In today's post we are checking in with  Ronja Hakalehto, the designer of Kaiku, the colorwork beanie/toque featured in Issue 25. The pattern is simple and there is only one chart, but playing with color can make it look much more complex! This project would also make for a wonderful winter gift. amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? Ronja: I've had this design in my mind for some time and the theme of this issue matched perfectly with it!  amirisu: What, if any, challenges did...

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Linii by Bérangère Cailliau

Linii by Bérangère Cailliau

Let's check in with the designer of Linii, Bérangère Cailliau. The placement of the accent lines on Linii bring a stylish and sporty touch to this understated pullover. The open neckline and subtle puff sleeves make this a design simple enough for everyday while still incorporating some fun details. amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? Bérangère: For this design, I wanted a mixed sweater, easy to wear and to personalize with its touch of color. amirisu: What, if any, challenges did you encounter during the design process?Bérangère: None amirisu: If you were to knit this design in another color, what would it be?Bérangère: I...

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