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-
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
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
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,