The Charles Collection
It was a little over a year ago that Amy Herzog, Elinor Brown and I started talking about creating a collection of patterns together. I had been a fan of both of theirs for awhile, and we all agreed that each of our design aesthetics, although slightly different, would work nicely together. We named our collaboration BHK Cooperative for Brown, Herzog & Kapur.
It was a joy to work with these two talented women from very start. For our first collection we quickly agreed on Boston as inspiration and named it The Charles Collection. We shared sketches of concepts and brainstormed over yarn selections and a color story. Then we each set to work writing patterns and knitting samples. The result is 10 patterns with a little something for everyone. There are accessories - hats, mittens, a shawl and a wrap along with cardigans and pullovers. The collection has cables, lace and pieces worked mostly in stockinette embellished with little details that make knitting so much fun. We all strongly believe in offering a large range of sizes so all of the garments are written for 10 sizes.
We enlisted the help of some very talented people for The Charles Collection. Caro Sheridan's amazing photography skills captured our designs on location in Boston. Beautiful yarns were donated by some of our favorite yarn companies; Alisha Goes Around, Berroco Yarns, Blue Sky Alpacas, Lorna’s Laces, Madelinetosh, Malabrigo Yarns, The Plucky Knitter, Shelridge Farm, and The Woolen Rabbit. Finally, Jenn Jarvis's tech editing skills ensured that our patterns would be the best they can be.
And now my favorite part. A look at the designs. I've included Ravelry links under each photo. You will find all of the specs there.
10 Patterns in one PDF download
All photos are copyright Caro Sheridan 2011.