Today on the Yarnthing Podcast with Marly Bird: designer Deborah Tomasello of Colorworks by Debi!
Deborah Tomasello, owner of Colorworks by Debi, started knitting when her Grandmother taught her to knit. In 2005, she took a how to make a sweater class and really got back into knitting. Her passion is colorwork, which she only learned how to do in 2009! She loved it so much it is now her life! Debi began designing in 2011 and already has hundreds of patterns available on her Ravelry page.
Debi loves color and her patterns reflect that (I think color is the theme for this weeks podcasts). While she doesn’t do cables or purling, she is a master of stranded colorwork. In addition to her individual patterns, she has recently put out a book called Wrapped in Color: Stranded Knitting in the 21st Century. (Julie here, I think my favorite pattern is the Snowflake Shawl, technically correct snowflake geometry! Can you tell I am a geek?) The Amazon link for the physical book is here. Debi also has two other pattern collections available on Ravelry: Four-Stranded Knitting-It’s Easier Than You Think and Stranded for Christmas.
Marly and Debi also talked about self-publishing and how Debi needs her feet to knit (really interesting). See below for a video of Debi knitting with her feet and the podcast player to listen to the podcast if you missed it!
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