The Project: Embroidered Jacket from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2006 The Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta Grande purchased from NU Yarn Outlet The Needles: 3.75mm bamboo cheapies Started: May 27 2006 Rejected: September 10 2007
I removed this project from the cryochamber last week and finished the back. While in the midst of starting one of the front pieces I realized that I really didn't want to knit it this way. It just seemed tedious to knit a raglan cardigan in pieces. Why didn't I just make the decision to knit it top-down in the beginning? Well, I thought I was in a top-down rut and wanted the challenged of knitting something flat. That may still be the case, but a raglan cardigan isn't the project for that. I'll save it for something with a fitted sleeve. Also, I wasn't even going to do the embroidery and frippery that make this project special. So, the embroidered jacket is officially off the needles. It's not you, embroidered jacket, it's me. I still hope we can be friends.
It's the Spring collections, so the knits are less chunky than you're used to seeing in her collections. They certainly seem more wearable for a wider range of body types. It won't surprise me if the pattern for the purple sleeveless top with cowl neckline turns up in IK or Vogue. She also showed a brown hoodie vest that would likely be popular with a lot of knitters. I really enjoy seeing designs go straight from the runway onto knitting needles.
- Voice Knitting Machine - "the voice knitting machine, makes it possible to transfer individual vocal melodies to a piece of clothing so that they become visible in the different varieties of knitted patterns."