I’m Anne and I have a small business called Covenaunts. It’s been a long term plan to spend my time knitting and crafting and earning a living from it. From the age of 17 I’ve been designing knitwear although my ideas and techniques have changed a bit since then!
I love fairisle patterns, the way colour and shapes create something beautiful so all I do really is use a bit of maths and 2 needles. Seriously though I do love knitting and finer yarn allows me to add more detail into my knits.
My boho hippie knits are very colourful (my record being 36 colours in one jumper) and I tend to use complementary colours in my patterns; odd word complementary because you’d think they’d be best pals when in fact they are polar opposites and should clash but somehow they work. I love experimenting with colours and patterns and using my skill to make sure what I have on paper can be knitted without needing headache pills.
My third knitting genre is vintage knitting from 1930s, 40s and 50s and these are very popular in my shop. I can scale patterns up a bit but the shapes of vintage tend to be short and fitted although some early 30s ones are more drapy.
When I’m not knitting I’m engrossed in other crafts and I offer a range of gifts made from upcycled fabric and felt. I blame the local scrap store and charity shops around me for way too much inspiration and easy access to materials. My fabrics are from blouses and shirts which I wash and cut up. The felt I use is from a toy manufacturer who donated it to the scrap store to avoid it going into landfill.
Now the important bit, less chat and more insight…..
You can find me on Twitter and my online store link is below.