Thursday, January 15, 2015

About the Artist: - Mariana & Paula Moreno - knitBranda - Hand Knitted Scarves & Accessories - Argentina


Knitted in all colors

Some years ago, on a very cold day, they were in their stained glass shop at a craft fair, knitting a hat and a scarf for themselves, when a lady who sold knits ask them to knit for her shop. An idea was born and the next logical step was to open their Etsy shop -
The name of the shop - Branda. - is a tribute to their "nonna" (granny) Hildebranda, who taught them how to knit.   
Mariana and Paula love to knit classic patterns, mostly their own designs using natural yarns. But what they like best is that all colors are present and that their shop looks like a colors palette, arranged like a pencils box.
Most of their creations are of their own design. Sometimes  they incorporate ideas or designs of others and/or traditions to enhance their design and style. They promote classical, urban, upbeat accessories, scarves, collars, mittens, fingerless gloves, hats, berets and caps. all are easy to wear and give a touch of distinction to the wardrobe in all style of clothing  for women and men.

They knit with two needles, entirely by hand, being very careful in all the endings. Each and every stitch is part of the whole, twining harmoniously, forming and articulating the mesh design that holds up to itself, becoming a unique garment.

They use the yarn that they find in the current market. Natural fibers such as alpaca and merino wool, blended wool as Manos del Uruguay, pure and blended, and also artificial fibers such as acrylic. Crafted spun, hand dyed and from the industrial production. When they make the selection, they tend to choose traditional textures looking for balance between quality and price.

You are bound to to find that perfect accessory in their shop.
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  1. Love to be here! Thank you team!! xoxo

  2. What a wonderful feature, i love your shop and enjoyed to see the old photos, i have a weak sport for knitting as my mom had a "knitting " were she sold wool , yarns and gave her customers what was then called knitting instruction - , in that shop my love for yarn and textile was born.