Manitoba Fibre Festival’s inaugural pattern collection, flatlands, celebrates our community of fibre producers and artisans with the creation of patterns featuring local talent from sheep to shawl. Featuring 13 knitwear designs from established and emerging designers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, as well as yarns from the Canadian fibreshed, this collection marks an exciting new way to get involved with Manitoba Fibre Festival throughout the year. Patterns are available for purchase and download on Ravelry. Curated by local designer and dyer, ash alberg of sunflower knit, flatlands brings together prairie-based knitwear designers with independent Canadian yarn dyers and fibre farmers to create beautiful and easily wearable accessories. With the help of tech editors and test knitters, these new designs celebrate the beauty of the Canadian prairie landscape.
We are also hosting a knit-a-long (kal) for the collection! Between August 1-September 14, join us and our talented designers on Instagram, Ravelry, and Facebook (#FlatlandsCollection) as we cast on our projects. Anyone who wears their completed project to the Manitoba Fibre Festival in September gains free entry.
See the entire LookBook with background on all the contributors, including dyers, designers, and more: (Click on the image to be directed to the PDF book)