8.02.2013

Soundtrack of a Sweater: Plowman and Bryn Mawr



First, I have to say, I was freaking out when I saw that I got the cover. This is a first for me and I am so thankful.

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Plowman Cardigan

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Plowman reminds me of summers at my dad's house in Colorado. Living on the east coast, the only place you get a southwest influence is on the pages of Vogue and Marie Claire and perhaps at the American Indian Museum (I'm just south of DC). But in Colorado, I see people actually wearing it and their homes decorated in it. I have to say I love the simple beauty of southwestern geometric art.

Chevrons are having a moment for me in my designs (in fact, you'll be seeing a lot more chevrons later on this fall and winter in new patterns I'm releasing). The motif on the back of the garment was actually inspired by a rug at my dad's house. I was thrilled with the contrasting variegated green that Interweave chose for this design.  Brown Sheep's Lambs Pride Worsted couldn't have been a better match for this pattern. It's incredibly soft and warm with great structure and has a large color palette. I can't wait to see what you guys do with it.

In my design.
In my design.
This has to be my favorite thing I've designed so far. I wanted a form fitting dress that used texture to make a woman's curves look amazing (not to brag, but look at my butt in this dress). I believe that the chevron/diamond traveling cables achieved this. It was quite the challenge sizing this five ways and making sure that within the skirt of this dress you can't tell that stitches are being decreased. I have to give a HUGE THANKS to the tech editor at Interweave that reformatted my original charts for the magazine. The yarn, Rowan Wool Cotton, was a dream to work with, and despite the dark colorway, the cables really popped off the fabric. I can't wait to get this sample back and wear it all fall and winter long.

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3 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous ! Sue from NYC

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  2. Sooooo happy to have you as our local teacher. Such beautiful designs and work. Kathy from Colonial Beach.

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