Posted by: Winged Knits | January 5, 2012

An attempt to catch up!

It has been quite awhile since my last blog post, but all for good reason. We moved to a wonderful old house in Portland right before the holidays ! I am still in the process of unpacking and catching up on work,  but I wanted to put up a quick blog post about 2 new designs and my self-published book adventure.

On Wednesday, two of my designs were released-

Katrine from Quince and Co

I designed Katrine to wear to Rhinebeck. I knit a size larger than I normally would so that I would be able to wear it as a jacket over another sweater to keep warm. I worked a cowl neck so that I could button it all the way up if the weather was really chilly and leave the sweater open during the warmer part of the day. Because I started it really late and Rhinebeck was getting close, I knit Katrine in Puffin from the top down so that I could work it for as long as I had time to. Puffin knits up up so beautifully and super fast, Katrine kept me very warm and cozy and you can hardly tell that I wore it a ton!

Photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge

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And Graham from Brooklyn Tweed/ Wool People 2

Graham is a cardigan that is worked from the bottom up with set in sleeves and fun and distinctive, but really easy to work, cable panels. It is not too frequently that I design a piece with cables, but Shelter is just too perfect for cables for me to resist! I added pockets to keep with the relaxed feel of the cardi and a collar that can be buttoned all the way up and be worn as a cowl neck. I am thrilled to get to be part of such an amazing collection of designs, I highly recommend checking out the Wool People 2 look book on Jared’s blog here: http://brooklyntweed.net/wp2lookbook.html

You can also see all the designs from Wool People 2 on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/brooklyn-tweed–wool-people-vol-2/patterns

Photo by Jared Flood

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And an update about my self published book project, the swatches!

So, the book is going to have 8-10 sweaters designed by me and 3 accessories from guest designers. The number of sweaters is “to be determined” until we figure out how many patterns we can fit in the number of pages that I can afford. About 60% of the pieces are completely finished and the first photoshoot is going to be at the end of this month! So very exciting!

I hope that you all had a very wonderful holiday season and a happy new year,

Cecily

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Responses

  1. Beautiful sweaters! Congratulations on your new home and I’m looking forward to you self published book. Happy New Year!

    • Thank you!

  2. Can you comment if any/how many of the sweaters will be top down? Very excited to see your new book and designs!

    • I just took a look, and 7 out of the 10 sweater designs I planned are top down! Hmmm, now wondering if I should change the one that has not yet been started in to a bottom up, with set in sleeves….. I’m a bit addicted to top down construction right now:)

      • I’m sure you want to appeal to all kinds of knitters, but I vote you leave it top down! :) Those are my personal favorite these days.

  3. I look forward to your new book…how exciting for you and how exciting to move to Portland! We love visiting the Old Port now and then. :-)

    • The piece in your Oasis is one that is already done, I can not keep my hands off that yarn of yours!

  4. Love Katrine & Graham! Looking forward to the new book too! Portland is a wonderful place to live! I racewalk along the Prom every day!

  5. Love Katrine – chunky, chunky – not enough time to knit all you’ve designed so far, Cecily!! – so looking forward to your next project…:)

  6. You’re my hero. i don’t know how you do it all. Plus, you always have really great hair.

  7. ah i wish you a very good year
    and i’m very nosy
    do you move to this nice house you shown us some pictures?
    and so i ask for pictures of your new home please :)))
    i love the new designs
    lg birgit


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