“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”
We all know Beatrix Potter as the creator of Peter Rabbit and wee beautiful children’s books. But there is a deeper story to Beatrix and her illustrations. Beatrix forged her way in a male- dominated Victorian world to have a career on her own terms and to immerse herself in the things that brought her joy.
Four modern knitwear designers and I will be taking inspiration from Beatrix’s life and art during 2020 to create knitterly joy for you. This subscription is the pattern-only version of my Beatrix subscription box, which makes a budget-friendly way to a dash of inspiration to your knitting and encouragement to knit from your stash.
What will you receive?
You will receive 7 knitwear patterns, beautiful photographs, and several essays—all centered around the idea of joy and making one’s own place in the world.
The Beatrix box, created by me, is a collaboration between five modern makers, each of whom, in her own way, is forging a new path in the knitting community. Each designer is paired with a seasonal pattern that plays to her style, so you receive a stunning pattern during the season you want to knit it. The ebook also features my photographs and two new essays, published at the end of the year, just in time to read, knit and snuggle in for the Winter Solstice.
Pattern release schedule
On sign-up, you receive the Carrots & Radishes hat and socks patterns by Dawn Henderson @dawnlandix, the Lichen & Joy sportweight shawl by @littleskeinanne., and the Flourish tam and cowl by Ainur Berkimbayeva. (Note: links go to Ravelry.) You will then receive:
Jacqueline Cieslak @jacquelinecieslak
Yu Ra @knitboop
Fingering weight shawl
Anne Vally @littleskeinanne
Final ebook with atmospheric photographs and two new essays about Beatrix Potter’s life and artistic legacy
Please note: this is an ebook, so you will receive electronic files only. You will not receive a physical book.