Crochet and Knitting Expert and Technical Editor Genius Shiri Mor was our Guest on the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird, April 24, 2014
Marly and Shiri shared the first time the were acquainted with each other, Marly was designing her first sweater to be published, and found Shiri in a chat room on Ravelry, were she was letting people know she was a tech editor. (This was that design: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweetheart-tunic ) Marly found her to be a big help! They eventually met at a Vogue Knitting Live event…
Shiri started knitting and crocheting when very young and was interested in all types of handicrafts, encouraged because Mother and Grandmother both knitted and crocheted as well. Her impressive designs are created from love of mathematics. She found pattern writing a lot like computer code which she had studied in school. While living in New York City, her name was passed by her students to the editors at Vogue Knitting magazine and her patterns began to appear in that magazine, including the Bigger is Better sweater that appeared on the cover of Vogue Knitting 25 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bigger-is-better
So exciting to be featured in that magazine and even her mom was very happy with that! Marly asked her about it and Shiri’s explanations are basically that she visuallizes them in math and numbers, which we find unique to the design world. Marly asked about her knit patterns like The Helix Cable Vest (Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/13-helix-cabled-vest ) and the Botanica Medallion Cardigan ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/04-botanica-medallion-cardigan ) which Marly thought came from crochet motif inspiration but which Shiri explains simply came from the number 6 in her math way of thinking. They shared about thinking through Crochet pattern designs as well.
Shiri also has a website: http://www.shiridesigns.com/ and an Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShiriDesigns There are whispers of a book to come, so watch for that…. but don’t miss the upcoming special Crochet edition of Vogue Knitting featuring this Column Dress design that is absolutely terrific.
And the Giveaway? Leave a comment below to win a SKYPE LESSON with Shiri Mor… What a terrific opportunity!
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