Today on the podcast, Felicia talks with Joji Locatelli, an Argentine knitwear designer living in sunny Buenos Aires with her husband and two boys. Joji has been actively knitting for thirteen years (and counting). She self-published her first design in 2008 and now has more than 100 patterns on Ravelry. You may recognize her as the designer of the Boxy pullover, which is probably one of her most popular designs so far. As well, she has collaborated with fellow designer, Veera Välimäki, on four collaborative collections so far. And as this episode goes live, Joji and Veera will have just launched their latest collection, “Interpretations, Volume 4” together.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How a “why not” attitude helped Joji start designing her first pieces
- The story of how Joji and Veera met
- What her design aesthetic has been like and how she’s trying to branch out
- What her design process is like and how she creates her garments
- How she has been able to balance designing, teaching, and traveling with raising two boys
- A bit about knitting in Argentina
Links & Things mentioned in this episode:
- Garter Stitch Baby Kimono pattern
- Boxy pullover pattern
- Joji Knits Collections
- Interpretations, Volume 4
Where to find Joji Locatelli:
- Instagram: jojilocat
- Facebook: Joji Knits
- Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/designers/joji-locatelli
- website: www.jojiknits.com
“Interpretations, Volume 4” Giveaway
Joji would love to send one of our lucky listeners a PDF copy of the new Interpretations, Volume 4 collection. To give as many listeners as possible a chance to enter, we will keep this giveaway open until the end of March and then draw a winner after that date. Simply enter your info below and we’ll enter you in the giveaway and also subscribe you to our SweetGeorgia updates, so you won’t miss a thing.
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