I’ve always wanted to name a design “Prolegomena” so set forth with that intent for this design. However, as I stitched the concept to life, it began to tell a different story.
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!
The game is afoot! Fill in the crossword to decode our prize for the Love Moebius KAL.
Verano translates from Spanish into “summer” or “summertime” and Malabrigo sees this new base filling out their catalogue for summer knits. However, it double knits beautifully (just wait… pattern coming in November), so I think perhaps it has year round potential!
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.
What a full year 2019 has been… from freelancing to pattern publishing and working on a secret non-knitting project! In 2019, we published 10 designs, bringing our total to the big 100!
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?