I wanted to remind you that I'll be teaching one of my favorite classes next Sunday and for the two following Sundays (2/27, 3/6 &3/13 from 11-2) at Wing & Clover in Rhinebeck, Knitting in Color
This class is meant for those who have knit lots of projects but are afraid to "go off the map" adding a second color to your knitting projects is a fun & easy way to make that hat you've knit 150 times exciting again! Also, it's a great way to personalize projects. You could add a band of fair isle at the cuff of a sweater, a monogram to a simple pillow pattern, a slip stitch edge to a basic watch cap. the possibilities are literally endless!
Which brings me to my next fashion week trend spotting, pop art & trompe l'oeil. I have always been a huge fan of trompe l'oeil, I have owned & proudly worn both "skeleton" & "tuxedo" t-shirts in my life.
|(photo courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of Vera White, 1952)|
Probably the most famous trompe l'oeil in knitwear is the extraordinary "Bowknot" sweater designed by Elsa Schiaparelli for her 1927 collection (which if you're interested in re-creating, the instructions can be found here - thank you Schoolhouse Press!) and while I'm rambling on about fashion & designers I mention that if you are not familiar with Elsa Schiaparelli's work - get thee to the library! Or at least use google to see some of her amazing, prescient, funny and brilliant surrealist designs.
Sorry, back to this season...
Jeremy Scott showed a reworking of the classic skeleton tee in sweater form for both men & women.
Betsey Johnson showed a softer side of gun ownership - that is IF you count a gun print sweater as gun ownership
a new take on her wink collection
and a short sweater with what looks like a an old ruler with a ruler pun on it, remember those rulers you would get at the county fair?
Maybe visual gags aren't your thing, or maybe the wink is a bit much but just a Cheshire cat grin would suit you?
What better time than now to learn how to not only knit intarsia but in Knitting in Color I also show you how to design your own intarsia patterns and give you knitting graph paper to explore with. I can't wait to see what you dream up!