Hi Everyone, My favorite designers are Jo Sharp, Kaffe Fassett, and Fiona Ellis. I like Jo Sharp's designs because they are so beautiful in an elegant manner. I also enjoyed reading her design process on her website. Being a designer myself, it was wonderful to read how another designer gets inspired. I love Kaffe Fassett. His use of colors and designs are fantastic. He is the reason I started to knit. I saw a video of him that a friend had rented from our local library and I've been hooked ever since. I just recently saw some pictures of Fiona Ellis' knitwear. Her work is absolutely gorgeous. Again, I read an article on her inspirations for her designs and her finished pieces are wonderful recreations of the inspirational material.
I adore Kaffe Fasset because of his innovative 'anyone can do this' approach. He was amoung the first to promote knitting as art and his works truly are masterpieces. I stumbled onto an exhibition of his at the Victoria&Albert museum-- his use of yarn up close is is stunning. Now I credit him with the direction my knitting has taken.