Behind The Scenes With… DesignEtte
We find out more about this exciting brand
Copenhagen-based knitting experts DesignEtte are champions of environmental sustainability and high standards in their yarns and beautiful garment patterns. We caught up with knitting designer Camilla Ette Gotfredsen
Since the launch of Designette, how has the brand continued to offer knitting and crochet enthusiasts exciting new yarns and patterns every year?
The creative force has always been sourced from life – nature, culture, and humans themselves which together creates a fine sort of art. We select the new qualities of yarn with sustainability in mind and like to challenge the possibilities of what we can produce with them.
Your company values Scandinavian knitting traditions, how have these influenced your own designs?
Both my mother and my aunt are Swedish, and from a family filled with ballet instructors, dancers, musicians and most importantly textile artists, I learnt two things about knitting and crocheting. From my aunt I was taught to do everything exactly and never make anything half done, but to always be a perfectionist. And from my mother, I learnt what a beautiful thing it is to be creative and to see this craft as a source to express myself as an artist.
At DesignEtte you have a great range of kits, which of these are your favourite and why?
My favourite at the moment is ‘Amanda’s Jacket’. It is comfortable, the cut is very feminine, and you can wear it in a casual style for all summer parties and again for even more formal events.
Click here to download the Amanada’s Jacket pattern for free!
Can you give us a sneak peek of any new yarns and patterns that you will be launching for autumn/winter 2017?
The autumn/winter collection took romantic inspiration from Chinese, Mexican, and Scandinavian culture, while the yarns vary from cashmere, superkid mohair, pure wool, pure linen, and pure raw silk to wool/silk blends. At DesignEtte, we like to mix and match the yarns in various ways to achieve interesting textures.
You can find out more about DesignEtte and purchase the yarns and patterns here
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