To create beautiful knitwear, you need different skills: The sense for the material, the choice of colours and patterns as well as the knowledge about knitting. The nice thing about knitting is that it gives you something unique and wearable. I'll show you how it works.
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Hi, I'm Sabrina and live in Zurich (Switzerland). I design knitting patterns and give knitting workshops.
In 2009 I started knitting out of need. Because I couldn't find a suitable hat for me. Since then the knitting fever has gripped me and I have not let go.
Knitting is incredibly beautiful. To choose the material, the colours, the texture and the pattern - your decision. You have so much freedom when knitting. You create something with your own hands. And in the end, you will have something unique and wearable. Great, isn't it?
As a former architect, detail is important to me. That's why I modified more and more of the patterns because something bothered me. So the obvious step was to write patterns myself.
I design modern knitting patterns inspired by places I know through kite surfing and paragliding. Outdoor sports take me into nature, where I can relax and recharge my creativity. Through a design, you get a memory of this place. I like to capture the textures of a place and transform them into knitting patterns.
It gives me pleasure to pass on my knowledge in my knitting workshops. When I see someone clicking, I know I've done my job right. And I like to motivate people and infect them with the knitting virus.
Knitting is like meditation. However, in the group it has a different force. The common hobby connects. Knitting in company is more fun.
At my regular knitting meetings (Knit'n'Sips via Meetup.com) in Zurich, knitting enthusiasts meet for a beer or cocktail after work. We chat about current knitting projects, exchange our experiences and can laugh about knitting disasters.
Sometimes one evening is not enough to discuss everything. That's why I've been organizing the Stitching Retreat every year since 2013. On a weekend we can clarify questions, browse the marketplace and be together.