Friday, February 15, 2008

Weardowney Knit Couture

I have heard mixed reviews about this book. Some think it it's good and some think it's not quite what they were looking for. It's not your ordinary pattern book. It contains essays and biographies of innovative fashion designers and how they shaped knitwear and a general history of the craft.

Personally, I like this book. But compared to their RTW collections, the patterns in the book don't have the same spark, however, I really like a couple of designs which I will be making as soon as I can.

Number One : The Skating Skirt

Skating Skirt

Katia Perla

I already have the yarn! Some Katia Perla Has been sitting in my stash for a while just waiting for something right. It is perfect for it.

Number Two: Chevron Waffle Cardigan

Chevron Waffle Cardigan

I will splurge and buy some cashmere for this one in an amber/mustard colour.

I have also swatched for a scarf. I am 'drawing inspiration' from the Frill scarf by Madeleine Press . I will be knitting it in a natural brown colour. This swatch is using Cleckheaton Country 8ply/DK but it seems that it is quite a lot thicker than other 8 plys so will be using a worsted/10ply yarn instead. I hope it works!

Swatch for Madeleline press scarf.

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