Amanda B. Collins, a Glasgow-based designer also known as owlprintpanda, has a talent for creating frothy lace shawls. I sent her some Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light in January’s Nostalgia Club colour, Auld Lang Syne, and she created Syne, a delicate little shawlette inspired by the vivid sparkling lights of a winter sky lit by fireworks!
This top-down semi-circular shawl features a starburst of expanding ribbing, with a shimmering textured lace edging finished with a picot edge! I love the details.
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Amanda’s design talents stretch beyond shawls! This Autumn she released a beautiful little ebook, ‘As Autumn Falls’, which features the exquisite Baile cardigan. The beautiful top, Talvera, that she designed for PomPom Quarterly Issue 13 also illustrates how she’s great at taking delicate lace and adapting it for use in garments.
What will we see next from Amanda? I expect more lovely lacy knits! When I met Amanda I was quite surprised to learn that she designs in her spare time… she has a very demanding day job as a doctor! Clearly there is no stopping her, and I expect many lovely lace designs in future.