Saturday, September 24, 2011

lily kate

Are you familiar with lily kate? If not, let me introduce you.
Lily is friends with my daughter, Libby. Just like so many of us, they have never met in person, but through this wonderful online knitting community, have become friends.
Lily is the same age as Libby. Thirteen.
Thirteen.
Thirteen.
I have to say it a few times, because at thirteen, Lily is one of the most amazing, accomplished knit designers (and knitters!) I know. Her talent and inspiration blow me away. I can only imagine where this ever beautiful path in life takes her.
Lily has been published in both "the Knitter" and the Scrumptious Collection. (Her sweet mother photographed the shots and Lily modeled.)
Lily also has a few free patterns and these six patterns to purchase on ravelry.
wray ........................blisco
kirkstone........................... latrigg
levens................................. McCafferty
Pretty amazing, huh!
Guess what?
Lily would like to give away a complete set of these patterns to two of my readers.
Leave a comment here before Tuesday, September 27 at 12:00 E.S.T. and the random number generator will choose two names.
Happy Knitting!

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Quiltgirl said...

Wow - what great designs (and it turns out I had a few favorited already on Ravelry!) Nice to know more about the designer.

Jennifer said...

Woohoo! Congratulations to Lily. How wonderful is that. Love the designs, too.

Bonny said...

Wow! At thirteen I was knitting sweaters but not designing them. Lily is amazing! Her designs are fresh and in tune with today's modern young woman.
Kudos and continued success to Lily!!

no laundry today said...

Awesome and VERY impressive! Thanks for sharing :)

KT said...

Wow! Im so impressed - Im a huge fan of the wray pattern but I had no idea she was 13!!

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

Oh wow! I would love to win this set! I've followed her mothers blog for awhile and am honestly quite jealous of Lily's talent!

Love,
LeeAnn

jedimasterlees@gmail.com

Trisha said...

THIRTEEN! Amazing! She's got a great life ahead of her! Beautiful knitwear designs!

Jedimommy said...

Such amazing talent for someone so young! Beautiful patterns. I'm sure we'll be seeing much more from this talented young woman.

cristina said...

Thank you for sharing.

Kirsten said...

I have been an admirer of Lily's designs for a few years now. She is an absolute wonder.

No need to enter me in the contest. Unfortunately I wouldn't have the time to make any of the designs if I won. I just wanted to comment and agree with everything that you said about her.

Michelle said...

beautiful deisngs....I'm gong to check her out!! Great job

Susan said...

Goodness me I've seen her patterns on Ravelry and have one queued, and I had no idea she is 13.

Gosh what a talented young lady.

Rachel said...

I read her mother's blog as well as yours and never realized the connection. How cool!

shannon said...

Amazing talent at such a young age! Inspiring.

beautifulshell said...

wow - so amazing that she's only 13! i especially love the beret. :)

Anonymous said...

What a talented young woman! Loved everything!

Sarah said...

Wow! What talent! I love all those patterns and will now have to go search around on Ravelry for her designs. Thanks for the introduction!

homeschoolmom said...

I love learning more about designers too. And what fun it is to see a teenager already making a name for herself as a knitwear designer! Wonderful! I'm going to enjoy watching for more of Lily's designs too!

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

What a beautifully talented young lady Miss Lily is - she's such an inspiration to this lady who is old enough to be her mama. I applaud her and her talent.

Megan said...

Thanks so much for the introduction to Lily! Her designs are beautiful. She is an inspiration!

elizabethraine said...

I have seen her designs, and they really are lovely. I'm proud of her drive at 13- I knew what I wanted to do at that age, although I don't know that I had the skill set for it the same way, though. I'd love the patterns.

Geny said...

She is quite impressive!
thanks for sharing, and thanks for a chance to win!

Andrea said...

I am always amazed with Lily's designs! What a wonderful giveaway!

busgirl said...

Cheers, Lily Kate! Lovely gallery.

Sarah Jackson said...

How cool is that? I have to show this to Annika for inspiration.

Fru-family said...

Wow, she does beautiful work!

slippingthroughmyfingers said...

Wow, I can only imagine the heights this young woman will reach! Amazing girl, beautiful designs.

maire said...

What a talented knitter!!! You go girl!!!

Hippie Housewife said...

Wow, those patterns are amazing!! I'm so impressed with her talent. I love the sweaters.

jdbknits said...

Amazing! I just favorited three of her patterns on Ravelry that I will be excited to make!

Renna said...

What an amazing and gifted fiber artist she is, and at such a young age. I'm blown away!

tammy said...

amazing...and to think that she is just 13!

Erin Joy said...

So so amazing - count me in!

Knit Picky Knitter said...

I love to see youngsters who are truly passionate about something. Go Lily!!!!!

Renea said...

I have admired Lily's designs for a while now. What talent! Thanks for sharing!

Faith said...

What talent - I'm in awe. And I especially love Levens.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)
~Sandy

driftwood said...

oh my, those are gorgeous x

Daniela said...

Amazing! Only thirteen and such a great talent! :)

Strand Family said...

Amazing!! Do you know what age she started knitting?

Lisa said...

What a remarkable girl! I have a 14 year old who would like lots of those knitted items!!

Charity said...

Amazing designs! I love how fearless teenagers can be. :)

Kristal said...

Amazing designs! What an inspiration!

Lori said...

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. I knit a few things for a darling 17 year old neice. She would love these!

equisetaceae said...

wowza! that "wray" is just lovely!
lily's a pretty awesome designer!

PuddleThumper said...

I love how knitting is something people of all ages can do. Thanks for sharing Lily's talents.

Little Miss S. said...

I have been looking at McCafferty for a while. Got to get around to making it. Lovely designs.

Geri said...

Wow! Such a talented young lady. I'd LOVE to win her patterns.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

She's 13??!! Wow that is impressive! I'd love to check out her designs!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your blog I've been following her for quite a while now and she definitely is a great designer! Thanks to both of you (and to her mum!) for sharing your creativity :-)
Michela (from Switzerland)

Celestial said...

How fun that Libby and Lily are great friends. I've been watching Lily knit and design through Ravelry and her mother's blog for a while now. And while I've yet to knit any of her patterns they are certainly in my queue and my mental checklist!

Thanks for the opportunity to win the patterns Lily

Lynn said...

Thirteen huh??? Wow what a talent!!!!

Anonymous said...

I never win these give aways so here goes nothing! Thank you for doing this-I really enjoy reading your blog and Lily's patterns are beautiful!

KnitPurlGirl

Lucy said...

I love her patterns!

nik said...

wow, only thirteen and so talented! amazing, congrats to such a lovely young lady!

nubsmom said...

Those are really pretty designs.

peacockchic said...

oh yes I am familiar with Lily's work. i love levens and kirkstone.

Anonymous said...

I too am very familiar with Lily ...and totally amazed ! This girl has a very bright future in store for her ...and I for one cannot wait to see what she will come up with next ! Thanks for the giveaway !
Kim o
craftmom@nb.sympatico.ca

judy said...

Wow--Such amazing talent Congratulations Lily

Martha said...

She is quite amazing. I was just learning to pick up my needles at 13. Can't wait to see what she comes up with in the future. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtower@bellsouth.net

Rachael said...

Holy cow! Her patterns are incredible.

Sangeetha said...

Congrats Lily - you are a shining star in the making. Hats off

Captain Sharmie said...

i love lily's patterns already. she's doing wonderful work!

Debbie said...

What a talented girl! I would love to win this give-away.

Maria said...

I have been admiring Lily Kate patterns for a little while. It blew me away when I found out how old she is. Her talent is amazing

Cami said...

beautiful! so impressed that she is 13! thanks for the give away!

Mel said...

Oh my goodness. Those are incredible - I can't believe she's only thirteen! At thirteen I was just fiddling around with single crochet!

-Mel, melsundquist(at)gmail(dot)com
http://thriftingvignettist.wordpress.com

Ashten said...

that blows me away...what an amazing young lady...and generous! Thank you for the chance to win...I really like the look of the Blisco!

Psyche Knits said...

Wow, I can't believe she is only 13... I wish I had been that motivated at 13

Kristi said...

she just warms my soul. How talented she is!!

CelticCastOn said...

Big fan of Lily's she is an amazing designer!
Count me out for the contest though, I test for Lily!

elflyn said...

She is wonderful!
All our beautiful girls are amazing, I am in awe of this generation and I can only stand and applaud them.

Heather said...

I really like the designs. What talent, especially at 13.

fowlervilles_deb said...

heard about her while reading an article about a London knitting event.......amazing, talented young lady.

pekecrazy said...

Wow! What an accomplishment! Love the patterns.

pekecrazy said...

Wow,what an accomplishment! Love the patterns.

Carrie B said...

OMG I cannot believe she is only 13
I am in awe.

Teeter-tottering on the Brink... said...

Wow! Impressive! I would love to win.

Bonnie said...

Wow Wow Wow. That is amzing. I could hardly knit at thirteen let alone design anything. How kind of both of you to do such a great giveaway.

Sue said...

How nice that they are online friends. I love Lily's patterns and think that she is totally amazing with her creativeness and design.

Anonymous said...

I love her designs. She is truly amazing. My daughter knits as well. Love that the younger generation is picking up such a wonderful art. thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful desings. she is amazing. I love looking at her desings. thanks again. Haileyd2420

Proud Mama said...

That is fantastic. I love that she is following her passion. I am showing my son and daughter who are new knitters. WTG, Lily!

seashoreknits said...

Oh I'm so happy you are showcasing Lily here! Of course we love Lily and all of her amazing designs and amazing talent. It is so wonderful to see someone so young able to express their visions so well - and such beautiful visions they are! I just love pretty knitting.

embee said...

wow! congrats to lily. the designs are great!

Elise said...

What an amazing prize! I have followed Lily via her mother's blog and she certainly is talented.

Robin and Kyle said...

Her patterns are beautiful. Amazing!

Orli said...

I have been following her designs for a little bit and am still very impressed. She's already amazing and can only get better as she gets more experience!

Norma P said...

The Kirkstone hat must be mine! I'll be buying the pattern as soon as possible. Incredible work, Lily.

Pattygloria said...

She is very young and talented. Lovely designs! Please add my name to your list. Thanks for the chance to win.
Gloria x

Priscilla said...

I like the fresh vibe Lily's patterns offer. Great giveaway!

Steph said...

What terrific designs! They're all lovely.

Mandy M. said...

I love lily kate designs! Have been wanting to try a few out for awhile now.

I am blown away with how talented she is and how much she has done at thirteen!

Anonymous said...

Wow, she blew me away, I would have been lucky to design a scarf at 13.

Anonymous said...

Very, very impressive!

liz

Denise said...

I absolutely love Lily and her designs. I bought and knit her pattern McCafferty, and have Wray on the needles right now. Next time I'm home, I'd love to try and meet up with her and her mom Amanda, nearly did a few years ago but forgot to take her number with me and couldn't call.

rainy day knitter said...

Holy cow, I'm impressed! I would love these patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sewn With Grace said...

Amazing indeed. I'm blown away by her talent. Would love to win!

Wiartonknits said...

It is wonderful to know that knitting is alive and well...and that there is sooo much talent in the next generation. Lily's designs are wonderful.

moiraeknittoo said...

OK, I feel old and totally unaccomplished and yet totally a-squee at her talent. Fabulous!

C. said...

Incredible!

Pretty Nelli said...

wow - this reminds me of a finnish saying : what you learn when you are young you master when you are old. who knows where this little master will end up :)

Sarah said...

These patterns are beautiful. A very talented young lady!
Sarah
onetwosew(at)hotmail(dot)com

Joycers said...

She's incredible already! I've added her to my "Favs" list, and can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

Kathy said...

Thirteen?! I am blown away. Wish I had been even half that awesome at thirteen!

gomitoloni said...

Bellissimi!!gomitoloni@gmail.com (from Italy)

Margaret T said...

wow, she is amazing!

Kamigaeru said...

How did I not know about her patterns? Well, some of them are queued up now, so thanks for helping me remedy my mistake! Great stuff!

sónia said...

They are beautiful!!
:))
Sónia

anotherknitaholic said...

Wow! Love the Wray cardigan!

Navel Gazer said...

She is indeed a very talented young lady. My daughter is inspired by her too.

ravnejenta said...

I'm following her mother's blog, but haven't had time to knit any of Lily's designs yet. She's really amazing!

Suzanne said...

I discovered Lily about a year ago which means she was only TWELVE then. She's truly talented. I am so happy to hear that she and Libby are buds. Is Libby designing and knitting a lot too?

Elizabeth said...

Whoa. She's amazing. I would love to win these.

Delusional Knitter said...

OMG she is amazing! Beautiful work, so impressive.

Anjanette said...

Thank you for introducing me to Lily and her beautiful designs!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

She is indeed amazing! It would be great fun to knit her patterns. Thanks for the opportunity.
woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

Kassia said...

Wow, what talent!! Keep up the good work. :)

Jen said...

Wow! Those are amazing designs!

Paula said...

Very pretty & generous!

Carolyn said...

What a talent! Can you imagine what she'll be designing in 10 or 20 years? Fabulous!

FIGs from Solar Vegas said...

thank you for sharing! I really am impressed by the fact that she designs sweater at 13th!
Congrats to Lilly!

Marcia said...

13! Truly amazing. Her mom should be mighty proud of her!

Leslie B said...

What a talented young girl. I would be honored to win a collection of her designs.

april said...

That is truly amazing that she is making patterns and selling them at that age!! I am blown away! Good for her and good for your daughter too. My 14 yr old likes the knitted things I make for her, but has no interest in knitting for herself right now. I hope one day that will change. And thank you for sharing this about Lily Kate.

Jenna said...

So impressive!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for a new blog crush! I'm loving that rusched shawl!

Jane said...

Wow, what a talented young lady! Very impressed!

Anonymous said...

Pretty incredible and inspiring!
Sharon S.

Maryse said...

I've been following Joli House blog for a while now and I love her patterns too and I'm SO impressed that she is only 13 too!

Orquideas Inspiradas said...

Her patterns are so nice and delicate. Hope to be lucky to win!
Thanks you.
Paola

cindy said...

I am in awe!

Amy said...

Wow!! How awesome! I have a 13 year old daughter - Lily's talent just blows me away. I have to get my daughter to look at these patterns - I bet she'll like several of them, as do I.

Sara said...

I just watched a show on no child left behind and all I kept hearing was how far behind american children are. Lily and young people like prove that is not true. Thanks for sharing Lily's amazing talent with us.

Mousy Brown said...

Oh wow - yes please! :D

Estella said...

She is one of my favorite designers and I'm continually in awe of how young she is! I currently have her pattern Wray on my needles. I love that Libby and she are virtual friends.

LauraH said...

Wow! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

No introduction needed here...I've followed her work for some time...she's an amazingly talented young lady! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What generosity. I've known about Lily for a while now. I follow Joli House blog. She is amazing. Her designs are beautiful,

Marie-Lucie H. said...

I often talk to my sister about Lily Kate at Joli house . I've followed their blog for quite a while now. Her designs are beautiful. Awesome giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I've been readying Lily's blog for a while now - she's amazing! Thanks for promoting this young, talented designer.

Betsy said...

Wow! Her designs are great.

Ajeng Sitoresmi said...

wooow....
hope i'm not too late :)

thebakinggenius said...

Wow, this is amazing! I was knitting at thirteen, but I can't imagine being able to design anything, let alone those beautiful patterns.

Quinn said...

Wow she is so talented!!

Jenifer said...

What an amazing young designer! I'll have to go check her out on Rav.

Vee said...

Very nice, Lily! Gr8 patterns!

brooke said...

I love her designs! Such talent :-) brookeali(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nicole said...

Just gorgeous !!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing lily kate beautiful designs, keep up the good work lily kate
Lynne H

Well Fed Soul said...

ThirTEEN?! How amazing is this gal? What a cool & inspiring kid.

Sandra said...

So amazing and impressive! Her designs are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win!

sewstylish said...

oh wow thirteen AMAZING.. Can only imagine how this designer is going to "grow" even more with time. She could very well be the next IT knitting designer.I only made scarfs at thirteen;)I hope I win this one and so thoughtful for you offer.

Rose said...

I am more than impressed w/Lily's talent and accomplishments! Kudos to her!!!

HollyM said...

I can't even make my own patterns at 56. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am sure I would have never been able to design knitting patterns at 13, but this young lady has and that is great for our knitting community. So nice to see young talent be appreciated.

Peg on Vancouver Island

katie said...

How impressive! I would love to win!

jesse k said...

Wow. She has me beat!!

harriet said...

Those designs are beautiful! Would love to win them.

cksknitter said...

I think Lily has found her calling in life.

knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amy J said...

How amazing! I love when you "the next generation" so productive. Good for her!

Mrs Dibble said...

Oh 13 - just amazing - I wish I was 13 again (knowing what I know now of course!!)

Barbara said...

I would never have thought you were 13. Such talent at such a young age, you are amazing my dear.

Debbie C said...

Wow. What an amazing talent from such a young girl. I am sure we will be seeing her patterns for years to come. I would love to win the patterns.

paigeknowles said...

Oh my word, what unbelievable talent!

Paula said...

I've loved Lily's designs from the beginning. And her knitting is tremendous. Her interpretation of Kate Davis' Manu is one of my favorites. I would be thrilled and honored to win a set of patterns. Please add me to the list. Thanks.

Barb said...

If my 21 year old were half as motivated... Admittedly I'm grateful he is employed....

Toby E. said...

Wow! Congrats! How wonderful to find such an amazing talent at such a young age and to have it already making such an amazing impact already! Wishing you nothing but joy and benefits from this Lily!

Susan said...

Awesome! Lily has beautiful designs! Thanks for the giveaway!

passingdowncrazy said...

What an amazing girl!!! Such well executed patterns too.

On A Hot Tin Roof said...

that is amazing. that light colored sweater is really nice. why arent my kids that motivated??
thanks for the opportunity & Wow Lily!!

Webknitter13 said...

Wow! Such beautiful patterns at 13! This girl has bright future. I would love to knit a few of these myself!

Catherine Eaton said...

I'd never seen her work before but how exciting! I loved seeing her stuff on ravelry and what other knitters did with her designs. What an incredible young lady.

soniaandfred said...

I can't imagine ever designing a pattern, let alone at 13! She is BRILLIANT!

Melissa! said...

Truly beautiful knitting!

redleaflife in new zealand said...

Am looking forward to knitting kirkstone whether i win a pattern or have to buy it! Such talent - and generous too!

asjknits said...

What beautiful patterns!

susan courtney said...

WOW How talented!!!!

Mary said...

Love her stuff! So talented!

Annie said...

Amazing talent.....beautiful designs!

Tiffanie said...

Lily is a very talented young woman. She will go far.

lindy said...

What a talented girl! Thanks for the contest

Hiedi said...

What an accomplishment and what a great way to encourage younger knitters!

ColorSlut said...

OMG her work is amazing. 13 - are you sure?? I just can't believe it! Impressive!

Sew Crafty said...

That is so amazing! I love her designs and can't believe she's 13!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely blows me away!

Thanks for the opportunity~Jan

bethany said...

Wow! Lily certainly is an amazing young woman! I'd love to win her patterns! Thanks!

noodledogknits said...

i can't wait to see what lily has in store if this is what she's doing already!

Michellee said...

What amazing talent, I wish her much success, but somehow I know she is well on her way. Please enter me in the drawing

-Bekah- said...

Lily's designs are FANTASTIC! I would like to have some of those patterns in my possesion!

katieleigh said...

Such beautiful patterns - and photos!

RRM said...

I have seen her designs before, how awesome is she for years.
I would love to WIN her designs.

ChrisC said...

Holy cow -- 13??? That's amazing! I've seen her designs before, and they're just lovely. I'd love to win this set of patterns!

Eileen said...

How fun, great designs!! Sign me up for the give away...Thanks.

Bev said...

At 13 I was doing granny squares with Red Heart. I had no access to anything better or different. What a great opportunity for a young girl.

Jeanie said...

Amazing! What talent Lily has. I love her style. I am sure there are many years of success ahead of her.

Renee said...

Wow, that is awesome! :) Beautiful designs, Lily! I am definitely going to check her out on Raverly!

dandelion said...

It`s amazing gift!

KnittinBreezy said...

I love the Wray design!!!

Julie said...

I have been admiring lily kate on Ravelry for some time now and I'm amazed to hear that she is just thirteen! Her designs are stunning and her styling is spot on. I can't wait to see what the future holds for her - kudos!

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