Friday, March 21, 2014
Indie Designer Day
Blog: Cloud 7 Knits
Rav ID: SweaterFreak
Some Great Designs: SweaterFreak's Rav Designer Page
I love the way this week's designer uses shape.
In my inner viking sweater, shape appears in the flattering shaping of the sweater, but also the keenly geometric design decorating the yoke. On the pattern's projects page on ravelry, you'll see many different, great colour combinations (and even one that's modified for a very cute puppy!)
I've said it before and I shall repeat unto infinity: you can tell a good designer when an easily overpowering element (such as a ruffle) is integrated well into their work. Case in point: Foray. This scarf is a ruffle, but a gentle one. Shape and shaping used to very good end. Possibly the chicest ruffle I ever did see.
V lace is a sweater that works shape into oversized, gently sloping bell sleeves and directional eyelets. Very decorative and simply striking.
Everyone, please click on this link: sleeveless in Vancouver. It's a very new design and is SO COOL! I let you to look at its awesomeness.
I could certainly go on, but I'll confine myself to just one more example: foxy loop. This is an infinity scarf that utilizes alternating stockinette and mesh sections to create an interesting shape and texture, while simultaneously acting as a simple, relaxing knit.
Oh! And she's got a mystery KAL happening right now. Check it.