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Interview with The Petite Knitter

Interview with The Petite Knitter

Weichien Chan of The Petite Knitter, is a size-inclusive knitwear designer residing in the Archipelago islands in the Arctic. Her designs are incredibly beautiful with a clear love of neutrals. I am so inspired by Weichien's work and aesthetic. 

I had the opportunity to collaborate with The Petite Knitter for the Winter Solstice Offering 2020 and the result was an incredibly cozy pair of colorwork socks that will be exactly what is needed for a long, cold winter! I love the way they turned out! Soulstice, is a pattern included in the kit but you can also purchase it directly from Weichien on her Ravelry page here. 

RD: I absolutely love your aesthetic and the style of your designs. How long have you been knitting and designing and how did you get started? 
TPK: I learned to knit in late 2015 from a dear friend I met while living in Norway. The first thing I ever knitted was a garter stitch scarf; it had lots of holes. :) I've always loved colourwork knitting so when I couldn't find a fair isle hat pattern that I liked enough to knit, I decided to design my own. One thing led to another, and here we are today!

RD: You live in such a unique place! Tell us about it and how it relates/influences your work. 
TPK: Living remotely has its perks. I spend a lot of time watching the snowfall on the tundra, the aurora dance in winter and the never ending days in summer. My designs are inspired by the beauty of this place I call home.

RD: Salty or Sweet ?
TPK: Depending on my mood and the occasion :) 
RD: When you're not knitting or designing, what are you doing? What other hobbies do you have?
I enjoy hiking out on the tundra! :)
RD: Would you rather...
Knit with one base for the rest of your life?
Knit with the same color forever?
TPK: The former. Even though I have quite a limited palette, I don't think I can knit with the same colour forever! 

All images via The Petite Knitter
Thanks so much to Weichien for collaborating with me for the Winter Solstice Offering and for sharing about your work. Please visit The Petite Knitter to see all of Weichien's beautiful designs.



Can I buy the three yarns separately instead of the kit? What color way in the selkie yarn did you use? Thanks!

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