I think the favorite knitwear designer category for the Readers' Choice Awards may be the one I am most interested in and also the one I would have the hardest time answering. There are so many great designers out there, which is wonderful when you're looking for something awesome to knit, but not so good when you're trying to pick favorites.
It's really, really early in the nomination phase so far (and you have until Feb. 11 to make your choices known) but right now I'm seeing a lot of people pulling for Stephen West and Erica Jackofsky, which are two really great choices. Of course lots of other greats are represented, too.
I'd love to hear who you would name your favorite knitwear designer. After you fill out the nomination form, why don't you go hit up that designer on Facebook or their blog and let them know you're supporting them? I bet it will make their day!