Special Guest Betsy Perry from Classic Elite Yarns joins Marly on the podcast to talk about the new book Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves. Betsy has been knitting since childhood and is surrounded by family that is equally crafty! Before working with CEY, Betsy was in IT and various other companies. She has brought her experience and knowledge to CEY for the last ten years. She loves the yarn world, the people, the passion and the creativity found there!
CEY is 14 dedicated yarnies who do all they can to promote the industry, help retailers, and provide inspiration and beautiful products to knitters and crocheters. CEY is known for its wonderful array of natural fiber yarns, and for its amazing range of color in all its yarn qualities. They also produce over 100 patterns each year plus 50 free patterns available through the weekly web-letter. You can sign up for the newsletter here!
Taking one design concept and producing 3 patterns was an idea that originated with a small booklet CEY produced in 2010. Together with Soho Publishing and sixth&spring, Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves was produced. Betsy explains that CEY loved working with editor Trisha Malcolm and her staff in sourcing the projects. Seventeen designers came up with creative ways to expand a single design idea. This resulted in over 60 patterns in the book, giving people a chance to experiment with stitches, shapes, and yarns. There is a wide variety in this book and while difficult to pick a favorite, Betsy did note that she wears a design by Angela Tong most often!
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