We are honored to be working with 2 amazing designers this year for Knit Dizzney CA 2022, and wow! are their designs gorgeous? Both designs work well with all 3 colorways, too! Our crochet designer is Alicia Coulombe, and our knit designer is Kathey Harris.
At a young age, Alicia Coulombe so admired her mother’s artistry with hook and string, creating exquisitely delicate doilies that she begged her mother to teach her to crochet. Of course, Alicia used larger hooks and thicker yarn, as small hands would do, but she was very proud (
and rightly so) of what she now considers her very awkward results.
As she grew up, her efforts became more sophisticated, more precise. She tends to play with different combinations of stitches and would design a few motifs. This eventually led to writing up some simple patterns, mainly for herself, using some kind of shorthand that apparently made gobs of sense to her at the time. When her local yarn store asked for a copy of one of her designs, she had to redo her work to remember what her notes meant. Since then, she has been keeping better notes.
She loves trying to translate a texture she sees into crochet stitches. They don’t always work the way she intended, but sometimes she get exactly what she envisioned. Making knot after knot after knot is meditative to her and she’ll continue to play and maybe it’ll create a zen for other crocheters too.
This year’s crochet pattern designed exclusively for Knit Dizzney CA 2022 is Lana Picado. The pattern is easy enough for the beginning crocheter to enjoy, but compelling enough to keep the more advanced crocheter engaged, especially when worked up in high contrast, variegated colorways.
From the designer:
“Inspired by the paper banners (papel picados) shown throughout the movie Coco, I wanted to create the motifs of the butterflies, bows, diamonds, etc. Using the fun colors created by the talented dyers of Knit Dizzney. I put together this easy lace pattern and styled it into a ponchette.”
Alicia is offering a coupon code to Knit Dizzneyteers good for 1 free download of her pattern. But the coupon is only available for a limited time. So get your free copy now, because discount expires on 09/30/2022
Click Here —–> Lana Picados
Coupon Code: COCO2022KD