[Behind The Scenes] Life As A Knitwear Designer

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9 of A Yarn Story Podcast. In this episode, we interview Amanda to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life as a knitwear designer (you'll also hear why she turned down Harrods!)

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Show notes 

This week Carmen is joined by Amanda as Kayleigh is working on her PhD this month. We dig into Amanda’s career as a knitwear designer and what it’s really like working full time as a designer (including what it was like working for Mohamed Al-Fayed!)

The wine this week is a Spanish Syrah from Carmen’s Good Pair Days box called Topico.

What we're working on:

  • Amanda has two designs she’s finishing up: one for Walcot Yarns using Fluff and one for our upcoming retreat using The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering.
  • Carmen has her Pressed Flowers Cardigan on the go and is nearly done with the ribbing

What we're wearing:

  • Amanda is wearing a slipover by Petitknits, the Stockholm slipover using Walcot Yarns Origin (Wild River) held with Isager Silk Mohair (100).
  • Carmen is wearing the Plump it Up shawl by Maxim Cyr in Fluff (Shadow) & Spincycle Yarns Plump (Rosy Maple).

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