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Frolic Report 2016

Frolic Report 2016

by Debbie Sullivan June 17, 2016 1 Comment

It's hard to believe that it's more than six weeks now since Elizabeth and I packed up all the Sweet Paprika yarn and patterns and drove our little Communauto car down to Toronto for the Knitter's Frolic (a giant knitting festival, organized by the Toronto Knitter's Guild). There are a number of classes and workshops, and a marketplace full of vendors selling pretty much anything a knitter could want. We've had a booth in the market for four years now, and it's one of our favourite events to attend.

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Shawl Club 2016 – Designers and Artists

Shawl Club 2016 – Designers and Artists

by Elizabeth Sullivan March 17, 2016 1 Comment

One of the best parts about running Sweet Paprika is the chance to make friends with other designers, artists, and small-business owners both locally and globally.

Let me introduce you to all the people who have helped make the 2016 Sweet Paprika Shawl Club happen: Kira Dulany, Fancy That - Creations by Francine, Puretea, Jennifer Wood and Tudor Parau.

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Kith & Kin designer interview: Sabrina Miller

Kith & Kin designer interview: Sabrina Miller

by Elizabeth Sullivan November 27, 2015

 

Last (but certainly not least!) in our series of interviews with the designers from our Kith & Kin Collection is Sabrina Miller, designer of the wonderful Chili Powder Mittens.

Sabrina is a friend of ours here in Montreal and, although she does have tons of design experience from her work as a set and costume designer, I'm proud to say that this was her first-ever published knitting pattern!

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Kith & Kin designer interview: Thorn Maiden Designs

Kith & Kin designer interview: Thorn Maiden Designs

by Elizabeth Sullivan November 25, 2015

 

Next up in our series of blog interviews is Rachel Anderson from Ireland, designer of the Blue Skies and Butterflies mittens.

Rachel originally planned to offer these mittens in two sizes, but when I asked her if she could expand the size range from child to adult, she more than rose to the challenge and sent us a pattern with 8 sizes to fit everyone from toddlers to men's extra large!

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Kith & Kin designer interview: Marie Godsey

Kith & Kin designer interview: Marie Godsey

by Elizabeth Sullivan November 22, 2015

Marie Godsey from Long Island, NY is the designer of the Rue Le Moyne mittens from the Kith & Kin collection. I think these are a great stash-busting pattern and the perpendicular stripes on the cuff add a fun twist to the classic striped mitten.

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Kith & Kin designer interview: Valeria Kerkkä

Kith & Kin designer interview: Valeria Kerkkä

by Elizabeth Sullivan November 14, 2015

Next up in our series of blog interviews is Valeria Kerkkä from Finland. Valeria designed the beautiful Quatrefoil mittens which I absolutely adore. I particularly like the fact that there are two similar but different patterns - one on the back of the mitten and one on the front. Our model also loved these mittens so I'm currently knitting her a pair as a thank you for modeling for us.

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Kith & Kin designer interview: Joan Beebe

Kith & Kin designer interview: Joan Beebe

by Elizabeth Sullivan November 12, 2015

The second in our series of blog interviews is with Joan Beebe from North Carolina. Joan designed the Macon Mittens for our collection and was kind enough to knit two samples for us: one adult and one toddler size.

This design really caught my eye with combination of Latvian Braids and cables and my toddler could not wait to try them on when the samples arrived in the mail!

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Kith & Kin designer interview: Josie Mercier

Kith & Kin designer interview: Josie Mercier

by Elizabeth Sullivan November 10, 2015 1 Comment

One of the best parts about putting together our Kith & Kin Collection of mitten patterns was getting to work with knit designers from all over the world.

First up for our series of blog interviews is Josie Mercier from Belleville, Ontario here in Canada. Josie designed the wonderfully addictive Frost and Twilight Mitts for our collection.

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