Fashionknitsta Thursday: 4/22/10

Hello, and happy Thursday everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying this lovely spring day (at least in Portland). So sorry for the unexpected break last week.  With all of the anniversary festivities, everything just kind of caught me on the same day.

The first pattern I have to share today is one Eva showed me a couple of days ago. The Plain and Simple Pullover, by Veera Välimäki, is a free download on Ravlery:

I really love the neck on this, and it’s perfect for layering. Knit from the bottom up in one piece, this sweater would be simple as well as versatile. Knit in a light fingering yarn, I’d really love to see it in Shibui Sock.  Honey, I think, would be my choice of colorway. Veera has a few other cute patterns available for purchase on her Ravelry account (I am especially fond of the Modern Garden Cardigan). You should definitely check them out.

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about a pattern from Kim Hargreaves’ book, Winter Blooms, Briar:

Well, this week we finally got the book in and there are some really wonderful treasures inside. One of my favorites right off the bat was Indigo:

I think I’m really into sweater coats right now.  Knit originally with Rowan Big Wool, I’d love to do this in Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky.

Another favorite from this book is Teal (possibly because it reminds me a little of Pas de Valse?):

Similar to Pas de Valse, this sweater is easy to dress up and down and wear in a variety of ways. Knit with Rowan Kid Classic, this would be beyond gorgeous in Rowan Lima.

A few days ago, I stumbled upon the website of New Zealand-based designer Juliette Hogan and fell absolutely in love with her Winter ’10 collection “So Pretty it Hurts”. One of my favorite looks from the collection was this one:

I love the playfulness the bow scarf adds to this polished outfit, it brought Portland designer Laura Irwin’s pattern the Alpaca Silk Bow Scarf from her book Boutique Knits to mind.

The pattern originally uses Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca and Silk DK, but I think this would be absolutely glorious in Shibui Knits Merino Kid or Baby Alpaca DK.

My next piece isn’t really knitting related, but it’s a pretty awesome fiber experiment (found on Design Klub, thanks to our graphic designer Jenny). The Idea of a Tree is a project by design team Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler. Threads are tinted based on the intensity of the sun.  So, at the end of the day, you get a piece of fabric that reflects the visual recording of that specific day.

This is such an interesting concept.  For more info about this project look here, and for similar things I’d definitely recommend checking out Design Klub.

And, with that, I’ll have to leave you for another week. I hope everyone has a great weekend, check back next Thursday for another edition of Fashionknitsta. Until then, stay chic blogfans!


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April 23, 2010 by Lindsay
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