Do you want to know how was the first edition of Barcelona Knits?
The first edition of Barcelona Knits was held on November 17 and 18, 2018
in the CREC Poble Sec and FUGA Fotografia.
In Barcelona Knits, more than 20 knitting and crochet workshops were given by internationally renowned designers such as Joji Locatelli, Molla Mills, Nancy Marchant, Pica Pau and Santa Pazienzia, among others.
More than 40 small producers, indie dyers, artisans, publishers and sponsors met on an unforgettable weekend to celebrate the wool festival. Without you, 1st edition of Barcelona Knits would not have been possible. Thank you for trusting us!
In the 1st edition of Barcelona Knits, more than 2,800 people from all over the world visited us in search of high quality of yarns and accessories.
Barcelona Knits 2018
All you knit is love
Editorial Gustavo Gili
El Robledal de la Santa Mohair
Greta and the Fibers
Irish Fairytale yarns
La Bien Aimée
La Fée Fil
Les Petits Points Parisiens
Live or Dye Yarn
Open Studio 79
Paca la Alpaca
Pascuali Filati Yarns
Sóc una Troca!!!
The Little Grey Sheep
Tricotar en Casa
Julie Knits in Paris
More than 2,800 people from 18 nationalities.
More than 400 people attended crochet and knitting workshops and participated in the wool tasting.
Lucia Ruiz de Aguirre Rodríguez, AKA @luymou, is a crochet designer from A Coruña. She has designed an exclusive pattern only for this fair, crocheted with La Bien Aimée Merino Singles in a special color, also created exclusively for Barcelona Knits. We just want to see millions of Vicens’ Shawls all over the world!
About Vicens’ Shawl
When I was asked to design this commemorative shawl for the yarn festival, I saw it clear that it had to be a garment that represented the city, and there is nothing more representative of Barcelona than modernism, and no one represents it as internationally as Gaudi does. So I resorted to my favourite piece by the architect, which happens to be one of his less well-known ones, the Vicens House, as I rediscovered its triangle-shaped ceramic veneering, that reminded me of the lotus flowers.
I also figured that the shawl should be apt for all kinds of knitters, experienced and not, and that it should be able to grow in case anyone opted to use more yarn than it was originally designed for. And that’s how the Barcelona Shawl was born, a simple and enjoyable shawl, with a modernist twist that I hope you enjoy knitting.
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