The time has come, Maria's designs are up on Ravelry, and I get the pleasure of introducing and sharing Elegant Economy Designs with you!
Maria's tale is a bit of a fairytale (well, to me at least!). Although she has been a knitter most of her life, Maria has recently decided to try her hand at designing. For her, it is the perfect combination of math, creativity, and art. After designing some prototypes, Maria set out with a goal: build her design portfolio.
How would she start? With four patterns and a due date of April 2011.
How would she accomplish this goal? Maria decided to quit her day job to pursue her dream of knitwear design as a full-time endeavor.
Outcome? Unique and gorgeous handknits. Just have a look at her 4 premier designs:
Now for the exciting part: Elegant Economy Designs will be giving away a download of the entire collection to one reader. What must you do to enter? Just leave a comment here with a message to Maria. Say hi, give her a word of encouragement as she jumps into this new career, or let her know what design you like best- the sky's the limit! Let's show our support to a newbie in the industry.
After you leave a comment here, pop on over to Elegant Economy Designs website where you can read more about Maria's design process and get to know the face behind the knits.
The contest will be open until Thursday, April 14 2011 11:59 PM EST. I will then choose a winner at random that will be announced on Friday. Only one comment per person, please.
Where to Find Elegant Economy: