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This week, Felicia is chatting with Caitlin Hunter. Caitlin runs her own knitwear design company called Boyland Knitworks and lives in Oregon with her husband and three boys. Caitlin has a degree in apparel design and manufacturing and worked as a designer in the traditional fashion manufacturing industry before leaving her career to care for her children before becoming the successful knitwear designer she is today. Caitlin’s garments feature fantastic stranded colourwork and are designed to be fashionable, comfortable, and fun!

Please join Felicia and Caitlin for their discussion on fashion, colour, and designing!

 ” In fashion for so long we women have been… stuffed into uncomfortable garments. So there’s nothing really less flattering than seeing somebody who they might look great standing still but they can’t walk in their outfit… or they’re pulling on their hem, adjusting things… it’s not fun to be that person… To try to find that happy balance between looking good and feeling good… that’s my sweet spot. ” – Caitlin Hunter on designing knitwear that’s fun to make and wear

In this episode, we talk about:
  • 1:18 Caitlin chats about how she got interested in knitting
  • 8:15 Felicia asks Caitlin what inspires her knitwear designs
  • 10:53 Talking about comfort in knitwear patterns
  • 11:53 Felicia asks Caitlin what she thinks makes a knitwear pattern go viral
  • 14:17 Does Caitlin get nervous before launching a new design?
  • 17:12 Chatting about the price of knitwear patterns. What is the value of a pattern and how much work goes into being a knitwear designer?
  • 21:08 Caitlin and Felicia talk about trying to find balance between work and family
  • 27:15 Caitlin discusses her passion for stranded colourwork knitting
  • 30:13 Colour dominance in stranded colourwork knitting
  • 32:14 How Caitlin chooses colours for her projects
  • 33:10 Is there anything Caitlin wishes she had known before becoming a knitwear designer?
  • 34:30 What is currently inspiring Caitlin and what plans she has for 2019
  • 37:10 Where you can find Caitlin online
  • 38:32 Felicia’s Final Notes

 

Here’s Where You Can Find Caitlin:

Instagram: @boylandknitworks

Website: www.boylandknitworks.com

Ravelry: Boyland Knitworks

 

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Thank you all so much for your continued support of our show! Until next time, enjoy colour!

 

Music Credits:

Playbook of Happiness – by RimskyMusic

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