Clotheshorse Submission for Fall/Winter 2013

As soon as I saw this mood board from Clotheshorse, I knew I had to make another submission. It spoke to me with its headline Experimental, which is what I love to do when I design. The ideas might be wackier than the finished result, since I need to have in mind that most knitters do not want to feel like they are making a jigsaw puzzle when trying to join the parts. Where does this part belong? And I am not talking about those temporarily memory lapses knitters have because they are working on several projects at the same time. Especially not in these days, when you can knit a sweater top down without any seams. Perfect for all those knitters who do not enjoy finishing. I however, do just that; enjoy finishing and often prefer a seam for strength and stability but realize they should be limited and not in excess.

Maybe some accessories knitted in the round? I can not reveal a lot except that I was pleased that I bought several hanks of Tosh DK in the popular shade, with the imaginative name: composition book grey, aka gunmetal at loop when I was in London in December. Another favorite yarn with its fabulous stitch definition and subtle hand dyed color variations. Essential knitting information: 4 mm/US 6, 100% super wash merino wool, 100 g/4 oz hanks, 225 yds/206 m. Check out all the gorgeous shades here: madelinetosh. I have also received the extra hanks I needed in Posy from eatsleepknit from the US, it took only 12 days to reach me – bliss! So while I am working on my submission to Clotheshorse, do check out their fashion conscious magazine and study page 62 to 65 carefully – yes, those are my patterns: clotheshorsemag.

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4 Responses to Clotheshorse Submission for Fall/Winter 2013

  1. Janieb says:

    Mmmmmm sounds exciting. Happy designing Linda.

  2. Thanks for the link to the magazine … I am pouring through it this morning. And yes I noticed your designs! I too appreciate seaming not just for the stability and strength but how they help keep a sweater “in position.” That said, it is nice to be able to whip up a seamless sweater like a raglan quickly for waiting grandchild. 🙂

    • Thank you, Karen! Good point! I also prefer to have a shoulder seam to relate to and hold the sweater in position. And can see the advantage of seamless knitting for a waiting grandchild. 😀

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