We're excited to share more shots of the second garment in the collection, The Kindling Cardigan. Josh made this cardigan in Farm Twist in Whiskey Barrel, but it can be made with any of our 150 core colors or get some inspo from the other colors in Josh’s hand selected paletteーwe can’t wait to see what color combos you come up with! The Josh Bennett x Madelinetosh Adventurer Collection is coming October 19th.
Your Questions, His Answers
We asked you on our Instagram to ask us and Josh more questions about the upcoming Josh Bennett x Madelinetosh Adventurer Collection, his color palette, and designs, which are a two cozy pullovers, a hoodie, a marled v-neck raglan, and a blanket.
Do you crochet?
I am a knitter who crochets.
When and how did you learn to knit?
My grandmother taught me when I was 8 years old.
Which project is best for a beginner?
I started by making a lot of scarves, but what was most beneficial to me in the beginning, and even now, is knitting swatches. I grab a stitch dictionary, turn on the Price is Right, and start each stitch pattern to learn why and how it works. This is an easy way to build your skills and learn about different fibers and gauges.
What is your favorite piece from the collection?
Each piece is designed to be one of my favorites so it depends on which one I am wearing at the time. Even when I was knitting the garments, I loved each one for different reasons.
Where did the inspiration come from?
Friends, fiber and fun. I wanted to create a collection of modern essentials that we can all make and wear together. My friends and I love to take and share photos of us in new or fun places showing off our knitwear. It's brought us closer together creatively and competitively, even now when we can't be physically close.
What is your creative process?
My process usually starts with a mood, and the mood with this collection is togetherness and adventure. My mood board had a lot of photos of camping and traveling with friends.
Does the color inspire the design or vice versa?
It's both, but first, I will pick a color palette to work with. As each design progresses, the color might change from my original plan, because what you see in your head doesn't always translate to the real world. As long as the color fits with the design and tells a cohesive story, I am happy.
Josh Bennett's Curated Palette
We’re also ecstatic to finally share the colors he picked for the collection that helped inspire it, which you can now shop in all our bases! The color palette is inspired by the open sky, reminiscent of the ranges of blue from dawn to dusk, moody grays from the night sky, and pops of crimson and subtle tones of gold from the rising and setting sun.