Episode 74 – Ainur Berkimbayeva
Hi Pomcats! This episode we’re having a chat with the fabulous knitwear designer Ainur Berkimbayeva!
This episode of the Pomcast is sponsored by knitwear designer, plant dyer and yarn shop owner Lotta H Löthgren. Lotta lives and works in the forest of southern Sweden where her unlikely little yarn shop Elk Market Yarn is located in a small wooden cottage from the early 20th century. Lotta dyes yarn with both foraged local plants and those growing in warmer climates, and her knitwear designs are inspired by her nearest surroundings - the forest, the changing seasons, the lakes, and the starlit night sky.
As a Pomcast listener, you now get 10% off your next order at elkmarketyarn.com with the code POMCASTAPRIL. Lotta can’t wait to welcome you to the forest!
We were delighted to get to know Ainur better, after admiring her designs in issues of Pom Pom for a while! You’ll know her patterns Dayspring from Issue 36, the Alatau hat design from Issue 31, and Astragal from Issue 30 (Sophie’s version is pictured below!).
We talk about the many hats Ainur wears as a knitwear designer, spiritual sustainability and social media, and her love of garter stitch. Plus she also drops hints about the construction of her design in our forthcoming Issue 41!
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