Meet Enrico from Italy who lives in Paris, France!
Enrico is a proud owner of the yarn shop Les Tricoteurs Volants. He is a compulsive knitter, enthusiastic spinner, newbie sewer and occasional dyer and weaver.
What are your favorites right now?
Yarn Store: Mine of course! Although there are many other lovely yarn stores in Paris, such as Lil Weasel and l’Oisivethé. Further afield, I really like Loop London and Kathy’s Knits in Edinburgh.
Yarn: All natural wool, especially from British breeds such as Shetland, Wensleydale and BFL. I prefer brands who care for animal welfare.
Why do you knit? I started knitting to make my own garments. I love the designing process and the way yarn transforms into clothes. Today, it has become like a physical necessity: a day without knitting is not a good day at all!
Most challenging project? A pair of mitts with zebra stranded colorwork. The chart was completely asymmetric and irregular, I had to count every single stitch. It was a nightmare, but I still am in love with my mitts. I’ve wanted to knit a matching hat with the same pattern, but I’ve never been so brave…
What’s your new favorite thing? My own handmade project bags made with my handwoven fabrics.
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