Thursday, June 14, 2012

designer : the knit kid

Knitwear is in a strange place. If you browse knitwear patterns online, you feel like you've been transported back to the 1970s or 1990s and can never escape. But then if you find yourself on Sandra Backlund's site viewing her portfolio, you think knitwear has a chance - but it's still too experimental for everyday wear.

When my friend Elyse texted me this morning asking if I had heard of this Etsy designer, I was beyond excited to see modern, fashion forward and wearable knits that are as beautiful as they are minimal and clean - not overly fussy, covered in too many techniques - just speaking for themselves.

Just simple enough not to scream "my grandma made this for me" - the clean lines, color blocking, and fresh hues erase any sentiment of that.




  1. wow gorgeous knits and I especially love the light blue one! Really great find!
    xx Kate

  2. I'm not saying that i don't like 70's, but it is really good to find who, finally, gave a brand new life to the knitwear!!!


  3. I love those knits! I always look so frumpy in jumpers, but I could actually see myself wearing them.

    Beautiful blog!

    I'm following



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