Virginia Blocher

Virginia Blocher

Hey!

I’m a Texan now living in Stockholm, Sweden after almost 10 years in Paris, France.

While living in Japan in 2006 I have to thank my local Japanese yarn shop and youtube for teaching me to hand knit my first project, a Japanese pattern for a 1x1 ribbed scarf. Knitting turned out to be a vitally needed creative outlet and I was quickly obsessed!

Then I moved to France and decided to go pro and went back to school and got a knitwear fashion design degree at l’Ecole de la Maille de Paris. I’ve since worked many years on freelance design projects and after almost 10 years in Paris I moved to Sweden to live with my swedish boyfriend.

In Stockholm I have now created my local machine knitting design and prototyping business called Knit Mint, with a local workshop where I will continue designing but also open up to do-it-yourself machine knitting bookings, courses, training, inspirational events etc! More about that here: Knit Mint

I did learn to crochet from my grandmother when I was a child, but I never developed it until I started knitting on my own and needed it for edgings and finishings.

My background is in architecture, so I love the structure and three-dimensionality of knitting. I love patterns that are constructed in ingenious ways and have interesting textures. I’m always learning new techniques and I can never get enough exploring different yarns and swatching them up into interesting fabrics.

original designs  

Space Bébé
Virginia Blocher's Ravelry Store
Model: Elisa
Amaryllis
DMC Tricot #04 Natura Linen
Design: Virginia Blocher
Photo: Jordi Farrùs
Location: Silken Park Hotel San Jorge
Iberis
DMC Tricot #04 Natura Linen
Design: Virginia Blocher
Photo: Jordi Farrùs
Location: Silken Park Hotel San Jorge
Lotus
DMC Tricot #04 Natura Linen
Design: Virginia Blocher
Photo: Jordi Farrùs
Location: Silken Park Hotel San Jorge
Bombardier
Virginia Blocher's Ravelry Store
Design: Virginia Blocher 
Photo: Jean-Christophe Cartigny
Location: Arts et Métiers, Paris
l'All-over
DMC Tricot #01, Automne/Hiver, Textures
Design: Virginia Blocher
Photo: Marie Soehnlen - 4 Jeudis - www.4jeudis.com
Model: Téanie Jaquet
Location: Parc Wesserling
L'Horizontal
DMC Tricot #01, Automne/Hiver, Textures
Design: Virginia Blocher
Photo: Marie Soehnlen - 4 Jeudis - www.4jeudis.com
Model: Téanie Jaquet
Location: Parc Wesserling
Duo Graphique
DMC Tricot #01, Automne/Hiver, Textures
Design: Virginia Blocher
Photo: Marie Soehnlen - 4 Jeudis - www.4jeudis.com
Model: Emilie Dupas
Location: Lofts du Manurhin
Côtes Interrompues
DMC Tricot #01, Automne/Hiver, Textures
Design: Virginia Blocher
Photo: Marie Soehnlen - 4 Jeudis - www.4jeudis.com
Model: Emilie Dupas
Location: Lofts du Manurhin
Débardeur Lagoon
Bergere de France Agenda 2017
Design: Virginia Blocher
The Fascinator
Virginia Blocher's Ravelry Store