Mutch To Do About Something
You know that feeling when you discover something new that you can’t wait to tell everyone about? Well, this week I discovered “someone” who I can’t wait to tell you about. Her name is Lisa Mutch and she is an Indie dyer and uber talented independent designer from Ontario Canada. I stumbled upon Lisa during my daily search on Ravelry through a pop up add for her pattern Iridium. Several correspondences later and In The Loop is now carrying a sampling of Lisa’s designs. Where does this talent come from in only 10 short years?
” I began designing simple knitwear very soon after teaching myself to knit 10 years ago. I always seemed to get a different gauge, or have a different weight yarn than the pattern called for so I would just improvise, or make up something up as I went along.”
Starting this weekend you will be able to purchase Drizzle, Cyclone, Atmospheric and Torrent, her collaboration with Meghan Jackson available as an E-book, called Strange Rains on Ravelry, or as individual patterns, here in the shop. This is a little of what Lisa had to say about their new collection.
“Strange Rains is a knitwear accessories collection featuring cowls and shawls by myself and fellow Canadian designer Meghan Jackson.
We played on the familiar April showers theme for spring to collaborate on a collection that brings together our different but complementary styles. We wanted to offer stripes, lace, and unique design elements in modern accessories that are fun to knit and wear. Strange Rains is the result! We hope you love it as much as we do.”
Also available are Heartbreak, Heartache, Serrate and coming in June Trivium. I couldn’t resist asking Lisa where the inspirations came from in naming her patterns.
“The inspiration for the names of my designs really varies. Sometimes, the shape or colour of the project will inspire me. For example, Heartbreak, being broken into sections and divided by red stripes reminded me of a broken heart, while Serrate with it’s sharp point made me think of a serrated knife. Thinking of an original and fitting name for each design is important to me, and during the whole design and knitting process, it’s something I put a lot of thought into.”
Coming in the next few weeks are Vanadium, Iridium and Leonore, three of Lisa’s top down sweater patterns all knit with here favorite fingering weight yarn from The Uncommon Thread (which we hope to have on our shelves before the end of summer).
We would like to welcome Lisa in joining the likes of Hannah Fettig, Alana Dakos, Julie Hoover, Stitch Poet, Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn, our “always growing” group of Indie Designers.
Doing our best to keeping your needles happy!