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ly. She wanted to interview me for her channel,
and I didn’t design anything until I was
featured on her channel,” Alicata said.
Glass’ YouTube channel, Kristy Glass
Knits, certainly helped Alicata emerge in
the spotlight and in the knitting community
considering she has around 21,000 subscribers.
The interview aired last March,
which many knitters know as “Manch” —
the month celebrating men who knit.
“There are not that many men in the
knitting community, and they have really
started to make a name for themselves
and bringing a different design to the
community,” Alicata said.
Alicata is the face of all of his designs and
patterns which are showcased on his Ravelry
page, called Corrado Lark. Ravelry is a website
for the crochet and knitting community
where crafters share their pieces, sell patterns
and open discussions about all things
crochet or knitting related. Alicata sells everything
from cozy hand-warmer patterns to
creative cowl designs on Ravelry.
“I love knitting cowls. You can learn and
experiment with different techniques especially
in round," he said, referring to
knitting with circular needles. "My favorite
pattern right now is my ‘Back in the Sun’
shawl. That one was really a fun knit, and
I’m really proud of it,” Alicata said.
For each featured pattern, Alicata gives
the viewer a backstory behind each curated
piece. For his colorful “Back in the
Sun” shawl he said, “I called the shawl a
‘guy’ on Instagram while posting a teaser
late this summer. In one of the comments,
a man who had always thought of shawls
as female or feminine thanked me for
(unintentionally) changing his perception