Cooperative Press Kickstart Campaign

Help fund a great knitwear design company! Cooperative Press KickStart is on now!

One of the first places that accepted one of my patterns was Cooperative Press. My pattern for a baby girl sunsuit will be published in their “Fresh Designs: Baby” book, due out later this year. The photo shoot with child models hasn’t happened yet, but you can preview some of the great designs for grown-ups.  In the meantime, I’ll share a sneak peek of the prototype for my pattern:

0583 Susan at Canobie

The sample for the book is made of gorgeous McClellen Fingering in Isolde by Three Irish Girls.  The yarn was a joy to work with, soft and squishy with subtle color variations.

0877 Isolde McClellan Fingering

For anyone who doesn’t already know, Cooperative Press is Shannon Okey‘s publishing company. It focuses on fiber arts-related books, and is set up to benefit the designers and authors as much as the publisher. She is publishing both known and “emerging” designers, and she is a leader in the world of indie knitwear design. CP has over 20 books on contract, including the upcoming Fresh Designs series. (I can’t wait to get my hands on What Would Madame Defarge Knit?, which is headed up by Heather Ordover, podcaster extraordinaire.

Of course all this costs money — no getting around it.  Right now, you can make a huge difference by joining the KickStarter campaign for Fresh Designs. Every dollar counts, of course, but starting at $10 there are cool prizes at every level of donation.   (If I had money to burn, I’d totally donate $1500!! Wow.)


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