Fashionknitsta Thursday: 5/6/10

Hello, and happy Thursday, everyone! Sara did so in her last post, but I’d like to apologize again for our blogging tardiness these past couple weeks. I’m sincerely hoping all the craziness is over for a bit, and that we’ll be back on track after this week.

The first finds I have today are some beautiful and inspirational pieces from Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Now, this was shown in Paris last October and I’m not sure how it eluded me until now, but they are truly gorgeous and I’m so excited to share them with you! Here are a few of my favorites:

and a detail shot:

What a gorgeous stitch! Hand-knit in cotton and silk, this is such a great take on springtime knitwear.

I didn’t think this would be an easy pattern to find, and that’s proving correct. I did, however, find a slightly similar dress that would still be super cute for spring/summer. The #12 Pleated Dress by Vladimir Teriokhin from the Summer 2007 Knit 1:

Now this version is knits4jena‘s version and it’s done without the sleeves which I really like. It’s a DK weight and I think it would be fabulous in Rowan Wool Cotton or the Purelife Revive.

I also really love this little cardigan done in the same style:

The lace pattern reminds me a bit of the Modern Garden Cardigan by Veera Välimäki.

The last look I absolutely loved from this collection was this one:

Now, I haven’t found a suitable pattern for this sweater or skirt, but the bag looks really reminds me of the Oblique Ruched Bag by Pam Powers for Art Fiber Design:

Pam’s name might sound familiar as she is the designer behind the popular Ruffled and Ruched Scarf and Challah Scarf patterns. This lovely bag is done in a bulky weight yarn, I think it would look just beautiful in Malabrigo Twist or Shibui Highland Wool Alpaca.

Now, while we’re on the topic of Pam Powers and bags, I can’t not mention Pam’s latest bag design, featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Interweave Knits. The Lacy Leaf Satchel:

I really love the look of this bag, especially since it would be a great addition to your wardrobe at any time of year. Done in a worsted weight yarn, I think the stitch definition would be gorgeous in Shibui Merino Alpaca, or you could do a super luxurious version in the Fibre Company’s Road to China.

The last thing I have to share today is probably my favorite pattern from the new Summer 2010 Interweave Knits:

The Beach House Pullover, by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, is a lovely menswear inspired sweater done in Nashua Handknits Creative Focus.  Wouldn’t it be just gorgeous in Rowan Lima?

With that I’ll have to leave you for another week (just a week, I promise!), so check back next Thursday for another edition of Fashionknitsta. Until then, stay chic blogfans!

– Lindsay

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May 06, 2010 by Lindsay
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