2021 Jimmy Beans Craftvent X Ambah collaboration…
So excited to be able to share my collaboration with Jimmy Beans with you all, Festive Wrap.
When I was invited to design for this years Craftvent Calander knitting project, the brief was that I include 16 days of yarn and use 3 dyers, one of which would be Madelinetosh Yarn. For the other two dyers I chose Moondrake co. and Neighbourhood Fibre co to join the party!
A celebration of two hemispheres, Festive Wrap is designed in collaboration with a trio of dyers from northern America and myself, an Australian designer.
I began by curating two colourway sets of beautiful yarn for this December design to reflect the Summer I enjoy and the Winter my northern hemisphere fiber friends are snuggling into. I asked Neighbourhood Fibre co. if they would create two gradient sets, each with six colours; one for Winter and one for Summer. Building on each of these beautiful sets I added rich, saturated shades from Moondrake co. and the final flourish to tie each set together is a selection of gorgeous speckle yarns from Madelinetosh.
The Winter set (AKA known as Buttermint on the Jimmy Beans Website) includes deep plum, crisp blues, icy whites, spruce green and the warm glow of yellow, reminiscent of candlelight reflecting on snow.
Summer (AKA Ribbon Candy) has the warm shades you would expect, evocative of long summer nights and ocean sunsets. Alternating through the colours, the pattern utilises slip stitches, texture and lace to make the most of each beautiful colour, creating a fiber love story that reaches across the oceans.
This will be an eligible Ambah’s Festive KAL 2021 pattern and I will publish it independently in March 2022.
Currently only available as a kit, available from Jimmy Beans here.
For full pattern details, check the pattern page on Ravelry here.