Knitters Series: Monica Cevallos

Today in our Knitters Series: Monica Cevallos, knitter from Cancún, Mexico who resides in Madrid.

Passionate about fashion, Monica is our latest addition to the We Are Knitters design team.

Inspired by the work of Balenciaga, John Galliano, y Sara Blacklund, she letting her creativity fly when designing patterns.

We met up with her to get to know her a bit more.  Want to know what she said?

Knitters Series: Monica Cevallos

When did you start knitting?

I learned to knit when I was very young, I just knit garter stitch scarves, then I quit. But about 3 years ago I got interested in knitwear design and that’s when I started to learn more techniques and work on more ambitious projects.

How did you learn to knit? Who taught you?

I learned from my grandmother and her friends. A group of them used to get together every Wednesday, and to keep me occupied they bought me some knitting needles and some yarn and taught me to knit.

How would you describe what knitting means to you in 3 words?

Creative: I love fashion and design, for me creating garments is a way to express myself.

Experimental: I always try new things, it doesn’t matter if I have to undo a garment a thousand times as long as I get different results.

Addictive: you always want to knit one more row.

Knitters Series: Monica Cevallos

Do you prefer knitting for yourself or for others?

I like to knit for myself, but always wind up putting more effort into finishing garments I knit for others.

What is your favorite stitch?

I love lace, one, because you can use it to make summer dresses, which are my favorite to wear, and two, I love layering.

Which is your favorite We Are Knitters kit?

The iriri poncho, it’s very trendy but at the same time, easy to wear and to mix and match.

Knitters Series: Monica Cevallos

Chunky yarn, fine yarn, cotton, T-shirt yarn, or baby alpaca?

Cotton, it’s versatile, you can wear it in summer and in winter and it feels really good.

When is your favorite time of day to knit?

At night with music or with a good movie and a glass of wine.

Knitters Series: Monica Cevallos

Any knitting tips you want to share with us?

I love to seam my garments with invisible seams (Kitchener stitch), because aside from making a perfect join, it saves the work of binding off.

Some advice for someone who wants to start knitting.

Browse the Internet, blogs, youtube; you can always learn something new or perfect your work.