Designer Feature – Jane Richmond

Designer Feature – Jane Richmond

Today I wanted to show off the lovely knitted designs of Jane Richmond. This is one talented lady, her patterns are really well written and her designs are simple and classic. I found Jane’s designs while on the hunt for the perfect slouch hat. I started out with Jane. I knitted this up in only 2 days to kill time in Calgary. At 5.5mm on worsted weight, Jane just flies off the needles.

Incidentally, this post could also be called ‘A very uncomfortable venture into the self-portrait’. Tito was working this weekend and I was way overdue for FO shots, so I just made do with a mirror ;) I am way more comfortable behind the lens than in front, that’s for sure.

I used Rowan Lima for this, in the colourway ‘Aztec’. I wasn’t 100% sure about the yarn – it was a bit weird to work with and I’m not a fan of ‘fuzzy’ yarns (you’ll never catch me battling mohair, ugh) but I couldn’t resist the colourway and I’ve got to say I was very pleased with the result after all.

I loved Jane’s design so much I did another hat right away, this time her lacy slouch hat, Pasha. I knitted it up in Cascade 220 black, because what I really wanted was a bad hair day hat. Love love love this design. The lace is easy to remember and in a dk weight yarn it’s still a pretty quick knit.

I like this one because no matter how I feel like wearing it, it works. It’s become my go-to hat. I love the lace panels!

You can see Jane’s other lovely designs at her Ravelry store. Want to see her style before buying a pattern? There are lots of beautiful free patterns as well. I definitely recommend checking her site out, and if you’re stuck for a Christmas gift that ‘Jane’ hat did fly off the needles…. just sayin’ ;)


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