Before and after Cassandra and Remix Hour

Eco Elements Remix Hour

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Eco Elements, Pattern Related, Puddles

Eco Elements graphic Remix Hour
Eco Elements collage

Eco Inspiration
Designing is quick; publication is a long slog – at least that’s what life as a knitwear designer has been for me. Remember back in April when we talked about The 3 R’s and I promised Cassandra’s Christmas Sweater was headed out to be recycled? Well, Remix Hour is the result! Taking a design that I thought was pretty into something that I actually would wear made this formally single function item into dual – art and function – with #wearyourknitting.

From nature, texture is all around! From the gritty earth to the nubby tree bark, inspiring the touch of texture up and down each side panel. The deep V is reminiscent of the massive valleys between mountains I see on my daily romp with Puddles. One in particular – the space between Grandfather Mountain and Hawk’s Nest. Running long as our mountain streams, I went with a past tunic, not quiet dress length for my Remix Hour.

Before and after Cassandra and Remix Hour

Eco Materials

This cotton is Peruvian Tanguis cotton, not organic. Way back when I was looking for commercially available “better” options and this now discontinued cotton from Cascade Yarns caught my eye. Being Tanguis it is a longer staple cotton so uses less land and natural resources to gain a higher yield than traditionally farmed cotton. Also though not classified organic, Peruvian cotton is traditionally grown without pestidices. Where it’s eco for me, is my goal of zero waste. I frogged a sweater I didn’t love to remake it into something I do! Since it went from a long sleeve sweater, I have a bit left over, but am slowly uses it in stashing down projects, like the tongue and wings on dragon for my nephew in this year’s GAL.