Emma Vining - Winner of our Design for Birlinn Yarn Knitting Pattern Competition.
This summer we launched a Design for Birlinn Yarn Company competition with the prize being a week in our beautiful Hebridean thatched cottage on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.
The idea was to throw the net out, to find a designer who had an interest in the story and aesthetic of Birlinn Yarn but could give us a wee contemporary twist.
We were seeking two knitting pattern designs (1 entry and 1 intermediate level) to be developed as knit sets as part of the new 4 Ply Birlinn Yarn product range, which will be available on-line in October.
The designs needed to encapsulate a sense of wilderness and the vintage explorer, to have a Scandinavian purity, natural palette and pared back aesthetic.
Well, we had such a lovely time looking through the beautiful designs submitted. It was so difficult to just choose one but as I went about my daily life checking sheep and walking the machair with my dog, there was a set of designs that just kept popping up in my mind. I saw them everywhere I went.
These were the lovely patterns of knitwear designer Emma Vining.
Find out more about Emma and her designs from our blog.
All being well, these patterns will be available as knit sets in time for Christmas.
Please contact me if you would like to be put on a mailing list for when our new range of 4 Ply yarn and these Knit Sets become available.