Friday Knitting Inspiration. Iris Von Arnim.

//Friday Knitting Inspiration. Iris Von Arnim.

Friday Knitting Inspiration. Iris Von Arnim.

Today I would love to introduce you to one of my favorite knitwear designers – Iris Von Arnim, a German fashion designer. Iris started knitting in early 70s. She got into the car accident and while recovering in the hospital, picked up the needles. As turned out the car accident opened up a new world for this wonderful, hardworking and talented woman. 6 years later Iris opened her first small boutique in Munich.

In early 80s Iris’s knitwear brand was rapidly growing. She was among the first designers to introduce cashmere in Germany and was one of the first to “spice up” classic knitwear with bold colors and intarsia.

Right now Iris Von Arnim label is known all over the world. Her knitwear brand turned into the full fashion label with dress and woven items in every collection. The company has been in the business for 35 years and I really hope it will keep creating for many years to come.

I admire Iris’s sense of style, the simplicity and elegance of each piece, beautiful and eco-friendly materials.This is the kind of knitwear that you can wear every single day, every season. It is timeless.

For more inspiration visit brand’s official website www.irisvonarnim.comΒ You will be lost there for hours!

Have a great weekend! I hope you will have enough time to devote to your craft!


By | 2016-04-10T08:27:59+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Knitting Inspiration|18 Comments


  1. akiba February 19, 2016 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Love the simplicity – these designs remind me of you.

    • Zeta February 19, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      I couldn’t agree more! Those designs scream Alina!

      • Alina February 19, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

        You are so sweet! It’s an honor to be associated with designs like that!

    • Alina February 19, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      When I was putting this post together I was thinking of you! I thought – Akiba would definitely love it!

  2. Andrea @ This Knitted Life February 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Someday we will have to meet for a virtual cup of tea so I can hear the backstory of your life and how you came to discover this particular vein of knitting. On the meantime, knit away!

    • Alina February 20, 2016 at 9:05 am - Reply

      Deal! πŸ™‚ At the university I was obsessed with Vogue photography and knitwear always attracted me. I loved reading about designers and their journeys.

  3. Christine February 20, 2016 at 5:57 am - Reply

    I looked at the website and the clothing is beautiful. I wish she sold patterns of some of her sweaters. Thanks for sharing this collection.

    • Alina February 20, 2016 at 9:06 am - Reply

      I am glad you found some inspiration there, Christine!

  4. sustainablemum February 20, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    They are timeless designs. I do this series you are introducing me to so many possibilities!

    • Alina February 20, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

      I am really happy to hear that!

  5. Sofia February 20, 2016 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Amazing knits!

    • Alina February 23, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

      They are! I can look at them for ages!

  6. Becca February 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    The last sweater is gorgeous! You’re right – you can spend hours getting lost on her website. Thanks for sharing!

    • Alina February 23, 2016 at 8:42 am - Reply

      Yes, it’s one of my favorite! You are very welcome!

  7. Julie February 25, 2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    those are all so beautiful!! I love the cabled one, but hat tangerine intarsia one is very, very cool.

  8. Erin March 29, 2016 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I love Iris Von Arnim, especially the beautiful sweaters that are featured in the Gorsuch Catalogs…where can we find patterns to knit that are similar? Do you have any recommendations??

    • Alina March 30, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

      I am glad you are inspired, Erin! I don’t have any particular patterns in mind, but maybe if you filter the pattern library in Ravelry by adding the characteristics you love in these designs you will find something similar. For example – oversize, textured, cable pullover.

      • Etcknit March 30, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

        Ok, I’ll try that…I have tried to browse through ravelry in the past… but, it’s so overwhelming. I think I just tried: Iris Von Arnim inspired…a pretty cabled back one came up…but wanted more choices!!
        Thank you!

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