The Find Your Fade shawl has recently become one of the most popular shawl projects on knitters’ needles and today, with talk with the knitwear designer behind the Find Your Fade shawl, Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits.
“Shawls, I feel like… those are my creative happy place. Where I feel like I can just grab yarn and cast on and see where it takes me.” — Andrea Mowry
Andrea is one of the many who was lucky enough to learn how to knit as a child from her grandma. By her late teens, guided by the wisdom of the great Elizabeth Zimmerman and her many books, she began trying to work out her own patterns. After leaving her life as a pastry chef to start a family with her husband, her hands found the necessary freedom to begin creating with fiber instead of flour. She focuses on designing knits to fit the modern wardrobe — fun to knit and easy to wear, with clear directions for every level of knitter. She believes in enjoying every stitch and wearing at least one hand knit everyday! Andrea has a great love for indulging in new techniques and skills and then sharing them with other knitters thru her patterns and workshops. Her goal is to leave knitters feeling empowered and inspired, and wrapped up in their own beautiful knits!
Today, with podcast host, Felicia Lo, we talk about Andrea’s design process, how she works very organically with her hand knit designs as well as colours, and how she’s doing it all with balancing motherhood and work.
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Find Your Fade Giveaway
Andrea and I are excited to do a big joint giveaway as well. Andrea will send out Find Your Fade shawl patterns to three lucky winners and SweetGeorgia will send out 2 skeins of yarn to each winner to get your shawl started. To give as many listeners as possible a chance to enter, we will keep this giveaway open until the end of February 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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