Designer: Atelier Alfa
Blog: Making Things
Rav ID: al-fa
Some Great Designs: alfa's Rav Designer Page
This week's designer is fantastic with manipulating and utilizing interesting shape.
It's an aspect of knit design that's always intrigued me, and seen to great effect in the
escargot hat and scarf (pictured). This knit-in-one-piece hat has a matching scarf as well. Just look at the cool short row work. I'm imagination-drooling over the thought of this knit in a self-striping yarn.
Check out another project with cool shape (and lace this time too! with big and small leaves cardigan. With pretty detailing and bulky yarn, this sweater looks like a great, cozy, autumn knit!
She's also got several men's patterns; recto verso for men is a simply detailed pullover, with texture that would retain any knitter's interest, while still being masculine enough to appeal to many men.1
Finally, I'd like to point out the awesomely adaptable hoodiescarf. I dig knits that can do a few duties, (one of the reason cowls rule the world), and this one combines all that you need to keep your noggin nice and toasty.
al-fa has so many more patterns for you to see - just check out her Rav designer page!
1 As a side note: being a female, I suppose I'm generally not privy to the sorts of special, gender-based information and rule that govern the Proper Clothing for Men. In a few (very few) conversations with those of the Masculine Man gender, I've discovered that baby blue is not appropriate for men. Too "soft", perhaps? This may be something for another post....