Episode 045: Bristol Ivy, Knitwear Designer on Knitting Outside the Box

Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., PomPom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many more.

Bristol is my kind of knitter — equally at home with laid back Netflix-compatible knitting projects as she is with complex math for innovative garment construction or data-mining Ravelry for knitterly design trends.

In today’s episode, Bristol and I talk about her past working at Brooklyn Tweed, her design process and creating garments with innovative construction techniques, and we nerd out about productivity practices including bullet journaling.

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Fallowed Shawl Promotion

Bristol has just launched a new shawl pattern called Fallowed. This shawl pattern exemplifies Bristol’s innovative and creative mind… it’s a shawl that is knit from the centre out and creates a fascinating play of angles, lines, and geometry. Once you see it, you’ll recognize how she’s used very simple knitting techniques with an unusual construction method to produce a shawl that is at once modern but simple. Listen to this week’s episode to get a coupon code for 20% off these new pattern!

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Music Credits:

The Young and Beautiful – by Ivory Hours
Across the Map – by Wave & Rome (on NoiseTrade)

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  • TL

    Love where Bristol draws her inspiration from. This was a really relatable podcast, ha ha! Keep up the beautiful work, man!

  • Sacia Ashe

    This was so great! I love your podcast. I bullet journal, too.