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During my last year of study, I decided to specialize in knitwear design and reconnect with one of my favorite hobbies : knitting. During this year, I refined my knowledge, learned more complicated stitches and more accomplished finishes, and above all I discovered machine knitting (a small revolution in my eyes).

With all these techniques stored and my diploma in hand, I continued to knit, for pleasure and for passion. Besides that, I did several internships as a stylist assistant and even if this job fascinates me, something about it also frustrates me a lot. It took me a long time to figure out what it was: I don't want to just imagine the clothes and send out instructions for someone else to make them, in large quantities. I want to make them, do them with my hands . What I like most, in the end, is that each piece is designed and manufactured by hand , with the greatest care, that each of them is the result of several hours of work. And that's what I want to do today with VACANCIER : offer knitwear with infinite stitch combinations, with materials and colors that never offer the same result, creation and craftsmanship , without limits .

Hand knitting is very time-consuming , it takes between 40 and 60 hours for a sweater , depending on the complexity of the stitches and the speed of knitting, among other things... It then seemed complicated to me to suggest this kind of product. And on the other hand, I also didn't want to offer knitwear made with industrial machines, like all brands, especially since this type of machine is expensive (and takes up a lot of space). After months of twisting the problem in every direction, trying, testing, failing, I finally found an alternative that combines my love of hand knitting and the speed of machine knitting to offer you knits in very small series.