Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cardigan & Shawl

Skacel has some beautiful yarns. The Opus One Cardigan in this video highlights the color change of the yarn. As a bonus, this pattern is available as a free download at Skacel's website.

The Tahki Stacy Charles Warren Two Way Jacket by Irina Poludnenko in the white thick and thin cotton Ripple is lovely. I love the way it looks like monochromatic scribble lace. The announcer tried like heck to hint to the model to turn over the jacket so the audience could see what it would look like that way. The model did not take the hint. The pattern is going to be available in the Urban Collection book.


Two designs from the TNNA Spring Summer 2011 Fashion Show featured ruffles, but yet both were sophisticated.


The first was a dress from Louet designed by Trudy Van Stralen. The dress pattern is called Erica. As of yet, I cannot find it on Louet’s website. The yarn used was Euroflax. A small ruffle was at the lower hem. A three tiered ruffle was knit at the sleeves. The dress itself is beautiful, but what really works is that the ruffles highlight the drape of the linen based yarn.

The second design with ruffles is the Swing Crop Jacket by Andrea Babb. This design will be featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Interweave Knits. Watch the video to see how this garment moves. It’s really a beautiful spring jacket in Universal Yarns Fibra Natura Flax. It’s 100% linen so my guess is someone tried to steam the garment before it was photographed and it looks a little flat in the photos.

Highlights from the TNNA Spring Summer 2011 Fashion Shaw

I started watching the videos posted by the Yarn Group on for the TNNA Spring Summer 2011 Fashion Show. Over the new few posts, I will be highlighting designs and trends I took note of.

The two designs I really enjoyed were the Chris Blysma A Capella Wrap and the Fickle Knitter Shawl. Please note the announcer totally blew matching the description of the wrap and the actual garment on the runway. The pink shawl in the second group is the Fickle Knitter design.
I am linking to the garments below so you can find out where to get the pattern/yarn.

(pattern available at local retailers or on Patternfish)

(list of retailers for Fickle Knitter patterns. For sale in Michelle Miller's store.)