Kyle Vey (Knitaholic TO) and I, Shireen Nadir (The Blue Brick Yarns) are fiber fanatics who draw from a range of talents and skills to develop unique creations. Kyle is an engineer, MBA student and consultant, while I am a photographer, martial arts teacher and artist working with yarn, paints, pottery and jewelry.

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Our collaborative works all begin with a photograph taken by myself, or my husband Tito, on adventures across Canada and around the world.  The chosen photo becomes the inspiration for a gradient yarn (ombré) that I develop to match perfectly with the original image.

Our collaborative works all begin with a photograph taken by myself, or my husband Tito, on adventures across Canada and around the world.  The chosen photo becomes the inspiration for a gradient yarn (ombré) that I develop to match perfectly with the original image.

Kyle then takes the yarn and designs a wearable, textured piece; leveraging his own background in engineering. His unique eye for construction sets him apart from the knits that you might expect, constructing pieces that are contemporary and modern without sacrificing function.

The pattern and skeins needed to make it are shipped together with a print of the original photo that inspired the idea. The results are stunning works of wearable art that combine both of our visions.

While we don’t sell the finished items (knitting takes far too much time!), the patterns can be purchased on their own at Kyle’s Ravelry store, or kits can be purchased that include the pattern, the yarn and the original inspirational image at The Blue Brick online store.

Editors note:

How are your knitting skills? Do you think you could make one of these with the materials and pattern provided? It looks to us like the perfect ‘quiet night in’ activity! Scroll down below to see the rest of the beautiful patterns for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!