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Todds Hand Knits are very happy to welcome Carlo Volpi into our little yarn family. Carlo has designed a number of fantastic exclusive patterns for our ever growing Pattern Kit collection. To kick start our collaboration we have launched two fantastic patterns for you all to get your hands (and needles!) on.

We have a pair of unisex Aran Mittens knitted in Baruffa Aran weight merino wool, these beauties promise warmth and style. They even encorporate a variety of different stitch techniques just to keep it exciting! Our second pattern is full of fun, knitted in our Bulky pure new wool the Pixie Hat is warm and well, a little fab if we do say so ourselves!

When he's not hanging out with us Carlo's busy spreading some seriously cool knitting knowledge and inspiration! 
Carlo is a London based menswear knitwear designer. After completing an undergraduate degree in Textiles at Goldsmiths College, he pursued his lifetime passion for knitwear and studied on the MA Textiles programme with a specialism in knit at The Royal College of Art in London. Whilst studying he not only won the first prize of The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers' Award he also bagged The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters Award! To add to his many accolades Carlo was also the silver winner of the 2012 edition of the Knitted Textiles Awards sponsored by the UK Hand Knitting Association, Knitting Magazine and Creative Exhibition. That's one impressive résumé!

Volpi's own knitwear collections are characterised by an eclectic choice of stitch structures, gauges and textures. He mixes traditional knitting techniques, urban landscapes and pop culture imagery into an eccentric combination that is channeled throughout his work. A love for unusual patterns and colour combinations has led to the creation of garments that are very wearable and contemporary. He is currently working as a freelance knit designer and regularly collaborates with the infamous Research Area at Pitti Filati, Rowan and various London based designers. 

You can browse Carlo's designs for Todds Hand Knits by clicking here
Check out Carlo's work as a freelance writer for The Knitting Industry here
We will be adding to our collaboration collection over the next few months so keep checking the site and our social media. 

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