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This week Felicia is chatting with Andrea Rangel: a prolific and popular knitwear designer living in Victoria, British Columbia. She is the author of two books: Alterknit Stitch Dictionary and Rugged Knits. Although creating knitting patterns and planning workshops keeps her busy most of the time, Andrea also loves cycling and hiking when she can. She also has a great passion for sewing and dreams of having a wardrobe that is entirely handmade!

Please join us as Felicia and Andrea discuss colourwork motifs and how to modernize them.

 “I think the thing about knitting is that it’s so infinite… I never stop learning, there’s always more… That is really exciting.” – Andrea Rangel

In this episode, we talk about:
  • 1:17  Felicia and Andrea chat about the recent Knit Social industry retreat on Galiano Island
  • 3:58  Felicia asks Andrea what her plans for 2019 are
  • 6:03  Andrea discusses her other crafty interests and how she started knitting
  • 11:30  What pulled Andrea into the knitting rabbit-hole
  • 15:56  Unique knitting niches and groups on the Internet
  • 17:18  Andrea’s design process and how she organizes the many steps that go into publishing a pattern
  • 23:55  Digital vs Analog:  How Andrea keep track of her project management
  • 26:25  Felicia and Andrea chat about bullet journalling (and their lack of Instagram fanciness)
  • 28:18  How do you knit for fun when it’s also your job?
  • 32:33  The ladies chat about Andrea’s book: AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary
  • 36:28 Felicia asks Andrea how she modernized colourwork motifs for her book and designs
  • 41:19  “Remember: what matters is how you feel about your work.”
  • 43:40  How did Andrea create her tidy swatches pictured in her book?
  • 50:54 Andrea discusses where you can find her online
  • 52:00 Felicia’s Final Thoughts and prize giveaway!

 

Here’s Where You Can Find Andrea

Instagram: @andrearangelknits

Website: www.andrearangel.com

Ravelry: Andreakr

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/andrea-rangel-knits

Twitter: AndreaRKnits

Facebook: Andrea Rangel Knits

 

Enter the Giveaway for a copy of Alterknit Stitch Dictionary

If you’ve been inspired by Felicia and Andrea’s conversation and want to give stranded colourwork knitting a go, enter our contest to win a free copy of Andrea’s book: Alterknit Stitch Dictionary!

Click here to enter the giveaway »

 

Thanks for Listening!

Thank you so much for joining us this episode! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your fellow fibre art friends. And if you like what we’re doing here, please leave a rating and review on iTunes for the show. We read each and every email and bit of feedback, whether it’s on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, so we welcome your comments.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the fourth season of The SweetGeorgia Show! Until next time, enjoy colour!

Music Credits:

Playbook of Happiness – by RimskyMusic

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