It’s the first day of school here in LA and I’m thinking ahead to the Fall 🍁🍂 instead of releasing a new pattern, we’re revamping the #sonyatee to make it better than ever with new shaping and an overall better fit for all bodies! We’ve also added two new sizes AND we’re releasing the pattern in DK weight as well as fingering (pictured here). We’re about to start testing but still need a few more talented knitters to join in on the fun! Head on over to that link in my bio and sign up via our #ravelry group now. #kindredred #bornandraisedknits #yokeporn
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Just wanted to give more love to my #LaurenTank testers and share photos I hadn’t yet!! All of these people worked so hard on this pattern and truly made it the best it can be and I’m indebted to them. You can get this pattern now on #ravelry for $6.50-$10! Use whatever promo code you want to choose your own price. 🍊🍋🍊🍋 And make sure to check out @valkyrie_fibers for kits to make your ultimate citrus-inspired tank! #bornandraisedknits #valkyriefibers
On a completely different note, if you’re struggling with what to do in light of recent events, I highly suggest donating to or looking into volunteering for the @splcenter. They work to combat the radicalization of white peoples in America to stem the rise of Neo Nazis and domestic terrorists. This is a racism issue first and a gun control issue second. We fight against this with education.
If you want to contact your senator or government officials, I’ve posted a video in my stories on how to do so with an example of what to write to them. We have been at a tipping point for a long time, and it’s time to swing the pendulum in the other direction.
Today’s #LaurenTank tester photos are all about layering 😍😍 I love how these two awesome babes styled the top with their #ripplebralette projects. There are so many ways to style this pattern and I love seeing it combined with this awesome design 😍🎉💕 The Lauren Tank and @valkyrie_fibers kits are available now! #bornandraisedknits
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🍋🍊🍋 The #LaurenTank is now available on #ravelry! Swipe through to see the gorgeous #testknit projects and #fo magic from this talented group. I really love this design and I hope you will grab yourself a copy today! —
This top comes in 10 sizes and was designed so that every size only uses two skeins of yarn. It was important for me to keep this economical as it’s a summertime knit and tank tops just shouldn’t take a lot of yarn to make! It’s also a fully customizable top with instructions on how to widen the front panel, adjust for bra coverage and a plethora of different strap options. Head on over to @hi.ravelry now to grab your copy! 🍋🍋🍋 —
Kits are available from the amazing @valkyrie_fibers (and yes the tank is named after her)!! Check out her page to learn more about the store behind these colors and her stunning yarn 🎉🙏💕 #valkyriefibers #bornandraisedknits #knittingpattern #knittingproject #whatsonmyneedles #knittingforall #sizeinclusive #knittanktop #knittank #strandedknitting #handknit #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #summerknitting #summerknits #knitstagram
The @valkyrie_fibers #LaurenTank kits come out today online! Grab yourself a kit before the pattern launches this week on #ravelry 😍🎉 (or if you’re in the #laketahoe area you can pick up a pattern now at @knitsandknotstahoe)! I seriously cannot describe how beautiful this yarn is, you just kind of have to buy it and see for yourself. Lauren has several color combos available for kits, all inspired by our amazing #testknitter babes. These colors are so fresh and citrusy, just truly beautiful yarn—and all sizes use just 2 skeins of yarn for this project! Head on over to @valkyrie_fibers to shop now. 🍋🍋🍋 #valkyriefibers #bornandraisedknits #knitsandknotstahoe
#indiedyedyarn #handdyedyarn #summerknits #summerknitting #handknit #knittanktop #strandedknitting #knittersofinstagram #handmadebyme #knittinglove
My literal life’s blood: dairy products, knitting and some light organizational materials 🤪 I’m wrapping up my Patreon members #brkmkal (which has been such a blast—will share more later) and enjoying some afternoon milkshake love! I stand with @jacquelinecieslak and would like to #payitforward with my lil #icecreamandknitting post. Let’s all give a big ole’ 🖕🖕🖕🖕 and #fuckfatphobia out the wazoo. Going to repeat something I talked about in my stories:
Designing #sizeinclusive knitwear is not hard. There are so many resources out there to educate yourself to do so, and if you’re a giant company, you can sure as hell pay for grading services. Fat phobia is rampant and widespread in this industry. But guess what? Fat people knit tank tops. Tank tops are for every BODY. Let’s step it up fellow knitwear designers. I was once someone who didn’t make size inclusive clothing and I made a change cause it was shitty AF and close minded of me to do so. Email me if you have questions about grading or making your designs more inclusive, I’m happy to chat with you about it. #knitweardesign #knitdesign #slowfashion #handmade #knitting #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #handknit
I’m teaching at @knitsandknotstahoe a week from today!!! I’ve never been to #laketahoe and I am just so thrilled to finally get there and meet badass LYS owner Aubrey and Lauren of @valkyrie_fibers! Lauren will have gorgeous citrus-y kits available for the debut of the #LaurenTank! If you come by the store that weekend you’ll get early access to this pattern 💕🍋🍊🍈 There are still some spots left in my workshops so make sure to head on over to @knitsandknotstahoe to sign up. Hope to see you there 👋 #valkyriefibers #knitsandknotstahoe #bornandraisedknits
#strandedknitting #knitweardesign #knitdesign #handdyedyarn #indiedyedyarn #specklesaresohotrightnow #handknit #handmadebyme #knittank #knitstagram
Here’s a photo of my knitting which is sloppy as hell due to tension issues 🤷♀️🤪😣. Just wanted to pop in here and post a daily reminder that every white person is raised racist. Doing this anti-racism work means re-training your brain to work against what is engrained in you and the fabric of your being. Whiteness and white supremacy is a disease and it’s our job to fight against it. Things I am telling myself and ppl reading this:
Take the time to let the people in our community know where you stand. Support BIPOC makers by not only buying their products, but confronting and affronting racist behavior you see in your feed, in trade shows, yarn shops and your daily life. Self education is so important. Read read read. White Fragility, Me and My White Supremacy workbook, the racial equity tools website. It’s on US white ppl to do this work and no one else. A couple of things I want to point out that I am doing and you can too/you can go directly support:
@norichanknits is doing an awesome charity auction on their feed benefiting 3 different nonprofits including @raicestexas. Lots of makers are giving away all sorts of goods. Go bid if you’re able!
@promised.fibers is run by @meeshaknits and is doing wonderful work including but not limited to supplying grants for makers of all kinds. I urge you to check them out, apply if you’re eligible and donate if you’re able.
Donate funds or write letters of support to the offices of @ocasio2018 @repilhan @rashidatlaib and @repayannapressley.
@ladydyeyarns Is hosting a September Badass Craftivist club that not only gives you awesome fiber goodies, but helps you prep for the 2020 election by giving you personalized (by state) civic information. So fucking cool and a great way to stay politically active/ work towards getting 45 out of office while supporting your makers!
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