Wonder Who – Danish Knitwear Designer Gitte Lyng
Whipup.net introduced me to Gitte Lyng, a one-of-a-kind Danish knitwear designer.
Gitte is a great all-over-skilled crafter but her absolutely top talent is to knit – right out of her mind, with no pattern. She knits her way through – from dresses to jackets. As she says: “It’s very simple, I start in one end and ends in the other”.
And with her speed and a hang for thick sticks and thin yarns in kid mohair, silk and cotton – that means she knits at least half a sweater in a night. She combines her freestyle knitting with vintage ribbon and embellishments, and sells her unique pieces online.
February 4, 2009