Impulsiveness can sometimes have negative connotations, but there’s a lot to be said for running with an idea and letting it take you to new and often unexpected places. And as there’s safety in numbers and two heads are better than one, embarking on a spontaneous adventure with a good friend provides a certain sense of security while increasing the creative possibilities.
"Impulsive Knits” was conceived when Justyna and Dieuwke met at Unwind Brighton, hit it off, and impulsively decided, “Hey, why not put together a collection?” Since then they’ve gotten together whenever possible, meeting up at several European yarn festivals and in Justyna’s hometown of Torun, Poland. Their time together has been gleefully spent planning, designing, chatting, laughing, eating, sightseeing, and of course knitting.
(OK – there was a little bit of whining, but everybody knows that knitters don’t waste much time on that.)
The patterns in this collection were inspired individually, not based on a certain theme, but rather on each designer’s personality, aesthetics and yes, impulse, and enhanced by their new-found friendship and shared experiences.
And dessert….don’t forget dessert.
Dieuwke & Justyna
Dieuwke started knitting at a young age, learning the magic her grandmother worked every time she created a garment for one of her children or grandchildren. Since childhood, she kept the knitting close to heart, picking it up at regular intervals.
Working in digital marketing by day, knitting and designing are her main hobby and second job. She loves trying out new constructions and techniques, which often result in new design inspiration.
Her main focus is on functional wardrobe additions that she would use herself, generating a wide range of women’s garments and accessories.
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