"Cathy Carron and Carolyn Noyes,
both knitwear designers, met at a Vogue Knitting trunk show in New York
in 2008. They frequently emailed and texted each other pictures of
interesting knitwear--the runway's latest designs, unusual stitch
patterns, color combinations seen on the street, and even their own knit
swatches. Lots of it is interesting and isn't being covered by the
knitting & craft media - but what to highlight and what to pass over
? How to "separate the wheat from the chaff"?
Hence knitcliks- a
daily knitting news platform - Monday thru Friday - was formulated to
link to fashion trends, knitting techniques, info on new yarns and
patterns, and to the doers 'n' makers in the knitting world - aiming to
provide a daily dose of inspiration and information for those who just
can't get enough of the magical click-of-the-needles!"
email contact robinknits(AT)gmail(dot)com
I've been knitting my whole life. I don't even remember learning. I started making garments for myself in my teens and then explored sewing, tailoring and millinery. I want to teach knitters about fit and flattery and turn them into fashion stars!
On my blog you will find lots of interviews with knitting industry professionals, how to tutorials and a variety of posts about what's going on in the knitting world.
I love to come out and speak at shops and guilds. Here's what the Downtown Knit collective said after one of my talks:
“Robin Hunter’s inspiring talk, “The Barbie Factor,” left everyone in a feel-good mood at the conclusion of the May meeting. Heads were nodding in agreement all around ... as she tackled a multi-faced problem faced by many knitters—why don’t we knit for ourselves? She touched on many topics including fashion, body image, media and how it all relates back to our knitting.”
You can see my patterns on http://www.patternfish.com/des/robin_hunter and you can find me on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/people/knittingrobin
My YouTube channel is here:http://www.youtube.com/user/robinknits?feature=mhee