Design In Progress

In preparation for spring and summer I have started working in cotton, very optimistic considering the amount of snow and ice still covering the ground here in Oslo, I know. But since I am not a speedy designer; I need time to work and complete a design if I want to be able to have the chance of publishing it during the Spring/Summer season. I am not able to design a garment a week or have it is as a goal (read: totally unrealistic). My designs require time to evolve. What cotton have you chosen, you ask? An Egyptian mercerized cable-spun cotton which can take a 60 degrees centigrade washing machine program, named appropriately Luxor in 62 divine colours – I have chosen wine red and navy blue, not an easy choice, see luxor – made by Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. I love the crisp stitch definition and chose a beautiful lace pattern for the wine red shade.

The navy blue sample is a wavy rib pattern. None of them have reached a garment state yet and I am still considering whether I should make them into a possible set to be worn together or on top of each other. Maybe lace sleeves and a simpler body stitch pattern? Wavy rib vest or shawl with buttons? While I ponder some more, do look at all these marvelous colours.

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8 Responses to Design In Progress

  1. Kessa says:

    Those are gorgeous colours you have chosen!

  2. I have not knit in cotton before. The colors are lovely!

    • You should try it! It is not as forgiving as wool but the crispness is a delight and so is the amount it grows with steaming and stretching or blocking – important to do before checking stitch tension/guage. When the weather is hot it is so nice to work with since it keeps your hands cool.

  3. Ruth says:

    Those stitch patterns would be great together! I love the idea of a set.

  4. Jean says:

    Gorgeous yarn and stitch patterns! We don’t get snow here so it definitely feels more Spring-like already for us. I can’t wait to see what you come up with — both colors would look wonderful together.

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