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Designers Karie Westermann and her 2016 knitwear picks on LoveKnitting

Published on February 5th, 2016 | by Angie

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Karie Westermann and her knitwear picks

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This week, we asked the fabulous Karie Westermann about her favorite knitwear and selfish knitting picks – and they definitely don’t disappoint!

Karie Westermann is an independent knitwear designer, tutor, and general wool enthusiast. Originally from Denmark, she now lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Her work draws strongly upon her Nordic roots and her passion for story-telling. Her stunning collection of knitwear accessories is not only accessible but incredibly inspirational, and we can’t wait to get our hands on more of these patterns. Karie says:

Karie Westermann and her knitwear picks: the Byatt shawl knitting pattern - download at LoveKnittingAbove: the Byatt shawl by Karie Westermann – click this image to download the pattern

After a long season thinking about small projects for gift knitting, I am eager to sink my teeth into something bigger just for myself. The Byatt shawl is the perfect post-holiday knitting project: it is a surprisingly relaxing knit and I love that it allows me to combine colours nobody else would think of wearing! My gift-knitting tends towards neutral and safe colours, so I crave colour as much as a big, selfish knitting project.

Karie Westermann and her knitwear picks: the Byatt shawl knitting pattern - download at LoveKnittingAbove: the Byatt shawl by Karie Westermann – click this image to download the pattern

And then I need to cast on a garment for myself. I’ve had my eye on Kate Heppell’s Caramia pattern ever since I first saw it. It is a chunky, seamless knit which means it’ll knit up in no time (I’d probably spend more time plotting the colour scheme than I would knitting it!). I love Icelandic yoke jumpers – and the chevron-style yoke on Caramia is just so effortlessly stylish.

Karie Westermann's knitwear picks: Caramia by Hate Heppnell - download at LoveKnittingAbove: Caramia by Kate Heppell – click this image to download the pattern

Thanks, Karie! Your knitwear picks this season are inspirational and gorgeous, as we knew they would be.

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Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet, design fun patterns, and blog at GamerCrafting!


Last updated: February 3rd, 2016.

One Response to Karie Westermann and her knitwear picks

  1. Yola Rabe says:

    All the way from New Zealand, such lovely texture and design. Simply beautiful!

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