Twist Collective Blog
Designer Post: Hardanger
Today's post is brought to you by Arndis Osk Arnalds, a first-time Twist designer! She created the wonderful, elegant Hardanger cardigan that appears in our latest issue. You can find out more about her work on her website, here.
Wow I cant believe I can ﬁnally tell you about my design in Twist Collective!
The jacket is inspired by my mother. I wanted to make a piece that characterized her; very precise, natural (she´s a professor in environmental science), witty and of course beautiful. I originally made the sweater for her in unspun lopi and did the pattern in cross stitch. Below you can see a picture of the sweater modeled by my friend Erla.
I've been designing for a few years now but never had the nerve to publish before and thanks to my talented, wonderful and very precipitant friend Ragga from Knitting Iceland I ﬁnally got the nerve to submit.... and they accepted!
The process has but challenging, educational and extremely fun. The Twist Collective team as been so patient and wonderful. I had no idea how much work goes into a published design: from getting the yarn through customs, making swatches, writing, sizing, laying out, photographing, tech editing, etc. I am so thankful for this experience, the help and the opportunity.
I'm hoping to make another jacket for my self, in either blue or black. I think I'll use yarn from Halcyon. I've been looking for a good substitute for lopi that isn't as scratchy and I think I ﬁnally found it.
To buy the pattern or see more information about it please visit the Hardanger pattern page!