One of my personal joys in knit design is collaborating with other designers. Today’s Stitch in Focus tutorial is brought to you as part of a indie designer knitting how-to you tube round robin!
Love Moebius marries a moebius with double knitting. But how exactly do you do that? Check out the preview video below.
Welcome to a new year and new decade, knitters! 2020’s theme is…
I begin each garment design with a philosophy for that particular design. The philosophy is what the garment wants to be and what, if anything, are “nonnegotiable” elements and what can be tweaked if needed. For instance, proportional design is an overarching philosophy I’ve always applied in my garment designs, even before hearing Jill mention it in her class. As seen in Woodsong Camber (pre-class), the philosophy of this design is that it featured differing sized traveling cables dependent upon the size being knit. Or in Moonlit Kiss, I originally had sketched in highly detailed sleeves, but in development found the lace and cowl details were enough elements for one design so streamlined those sleeves down to a simple faux seam to match the body.
Remember how I said last blog that part of creating my custom sizing chart for Knit Eco Chic looked at ready-to-wear sites? Since “eco” is the foundation that ties my designs to the fashion world, I paid particular attention to what eco “ready-to-wear” charts looked like.
One of our assignments was to create your own sizing chart. If you look online at different ready-to-wear shops, you’ll see they all have their own custom sizing chart. What hips circumference make up a Large pants? What bust makes an XS top?
What happens when you take a children’s author with a degree in Philosophy and turn her into a knitwear pattern designer? You get a passionate designer with a HUGE learning curve to undertake!
Join Puddles and I for this video demonstration of how to incorporate the drop stitches and yox3 into your Air Bender shawl’s I-cord bind off. Still working on your Air Bender MKAL… don’t worry, we don’t show the entire shawl
As we knit towards release 100, I’m excited to announce it will be a sweater! This sweater is my class project from Jill Wolcott’s “A System of Grading” course (from two years ago). As we knit towards the milestone, I’m thrilled to share some of the things I learned in Jill’s class. Cultivation is a perfect example of when math and design cross wires! Cultivation went through an interesting design development and makes me thankful for the 3rd party people involved in the design process – both tech editors (TE) and review knitters.
Planting is over, and the sun is sure to be shining! Cultivation lets the Vitamin D kiss your shoulders as you weed to keep your garden looking beautiful. Whether outside with a garden hose or tucked inside in your knitting corner while you watch God water for you, this halter seamlessly transitions from outside to in. Designed with the summertime heat in mind, this fun, no-finishing-required, top down tank design features a modest lace detail on the halter, faux side seam details, and simple waist shaping.