Process – part 1

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Blogging, Designs, Knit | 6 comments

As it’s been a regular feature in the past 2 TNNA shows (and I hope for many more!) I’m going to have a garment featured in the Lorna’s Laces booth. In the last 2 installments I worked with Solemate, their merino/outlast blend with a delicious drape and gorgeous handle. Amanda from LL joked that she was a bit disappointed she had only been handing me (and I quote) “plum coloured yarn” (Chambourcin and Paseo), when the time came to choose my colourway for this show, we went all out.

Yes, not your usual rock+purl colourway!! I’ve been up and down and all around thinking of this yarn. It arrived shortly after we got back from Canada, but with 3 other deadlines in the way before May 15th, I kind of had to leave it aside for a while!

I did cake one ball for fun, check the yarn, pet it here and there… The good thing about the design process with Lorna’s Laces is that I’ve got creative freedom. While at the beginning I thought of a long jacket with lots of texture, I’ve switched gears completely. I’m still having a touch of texture, and it will still have the tailored feel that I love giving my garments, but for now, I shall leave you with swatches.

I’m undecided about Stockinette V. Reverse Stockinette. Any idea?

Up next, the sketch, the start, the tidbits that make the design what it is, and how I work my timelines. I’ve plenty of surprises for you in this garment!!

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  • http://www.magpielly.co.uk Elly Doyle

    Reverse, definitely!

  • Rhian Drinkwater

    Lol, I was thinking the opposite, stocking stitch!

  • Farmgroupie

    Oh, I love the reverse and the way it almost looks pointilist with the specks of color popping in and out.

  • Cheri Lee

    The reverse! It gives it a cool, rough look that goes perfectly with the colorway.

  • http://twitter.com/notsogranny not so granny

    I vote reverse too for this yarn, particularly if you are paring it with the slip stitch pattern also swatched.
    You are very brave, this sort of yarn gives me the design heebeejeebees.
    I’m very much looking forward to a sneak peek into your creative process.

  • HappyElastic

    I love the look of reverse but always worry how the seams (if any!) will look. I like how that colourway works up in reverse though. Can’t wait to see what it will finally be!