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.
TPK: I enjoy hiking out on the tundra! :)
Knit with one base for the rest of your life?
Knit with the same color forever?