We have had the pleasure of working with 2 amazing designers this year who have created 2 custom patterns for this year’s Knit Dizzney, one crochet, the other, knit. First up, the crochet pattern! (remember, please click pic to embiggen)
We Found Wonderland by Will Spargur
This hat and fingerless mitt set was designed for Knit Dizzney 2020 and is inspired by many aspects of Alice’s journey through Wonderland.
The scallops on the brim of the hat call to mind the oysters in the tale of The Walrus and The Carpenter as recited by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, as well as the foot race around the rock in order to dry from the sea or Giant Alice’s tears. And who can forget the layers of the Queen of Hearts’ petticoats that are exposed during the croquet match, thanks to a very naughty grinning tomcat
While the winding flower and vine motif is representative of the path that winds it’s way through Wonderland, bringing Alice to all manner of adventure, even to sing with the flowers, and be called, of all things, a weed!
This beautiful set only takes 1 skein of any of the Knit Dizzney Colorways. Models shown here are done in Dizzy Blonde Studios’ Twinkle Twinkle Little Batt. But the design is equally as lovely in the other 2 Knit Dizzney 2020 colorways!
This advanced crochet pattern creates a beautiful texture, and will challenge the maker with some creative stitches. We Found Wonderland is available both on Ravelry and at Spargur Yarn Company. The pattern retails for $5.00, but use code WFW50 for 50% off through December 31, 2020. The designer would be thrilled if you wished to share the coupon code to spread the love.
Born in Kentucky, Will grew up with a love for color, changing seasons, and the warmth of friends and family. He started knitting in 2011 with the help of his friend, Elisabeth, while they were huddled in a small upstairs apartment by the fireplace in the middle of a power outage caused by the first devastating ice storm to hit the area. He later taught himself how to crochet with the help of YouTube and a very patient coworker. Will has dipped his hands into the designing, dyeing, and spinning pools, though dyeing is his favorite by far. Now a resident of Las Vegas, he spends his time cooking, reading, and playing with his two Chihuahua Terriers, Princess and Duchess, in addition to his regular fiber arts. When he’s not playing with fiber or stuffed into a book, you can find him playing with legos, model trains, or playing flute and saxophone, which he does regularly every weekend. He strives to keep the innocence of live alive in everything he does. This youthfulness, style, and creativity is infused in his hand dyed yarns, which are sure to capture your attention and your heart.
Will didn’t start designing until 2017 after the Oct. 1 shooting in Vegas. He wanted to create something that reminded him of the difficult journey we were all going to have to take to recover from such a tragedy. That was his Guiding Light Shawl. His favorite design to date is a poncho he designed for Skeino that is knit completely as one piece, but the border has a knit or crochet option. He loves combining the two fiber arts whenever he is able.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t wait to get my “We Found Wonderland” set started!