It may sound clich, but I really think that nature offers one of the best sources of inspiration for designers and artists. The flora, fauna and landscapes of nature offer a plethora of shapes and patterns that I find irresistible to emulate.
The transformation of this stole, from its humble beginning to its final metamorphosis, is quite amazing. The main body stole starts as ribbing, but once stitches are dropped (intentionally of course), they reveal a little lacy bubble that resembles a cocoon. To frame the cocoons, I incorporated a simple-to-work lace pattern edging with a slight resemblance to wings. The theme and detail is further carried out at each end via apattern that I intentionally designed to abstractly represent of the wings of various insects.
(Sample shown worked using Mountain Meadow Lilura (50% mountain merino, 50% alpaca; 200 yds/ 183 m, 1.5 oz/ 43 g); color: natural (undyed); 6 skeins)
15 sts and 16 rows = 2.5"/ 6.5cm wide and 2.25"/ 5.5cm tall in Inner Edge pattern, 1 repeat.
24 sts and 32 rows - 6"/ 15cm wide and 5"/ 12.5cm tall in Cocoon stitch pattern, 3 repeats
|Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...
Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also contributed designs to and worked with several yarn companies. Recently, I designed the Fall Collection for Manos del Uruguay yarns.
While knitting is my dominant craft now, I've always been a crafter and sewer. I used to make my own clothes in high school and made jewelry. Two years ago, I got a bit into silversmithing as well.
Aside from freelance design work, I am also have a couple of publishing projects coming down the pike. I also have a small boutique business, Crafty Diversions (craftydiversions.com), which distributes other designers' patterns and products to yarn shops and retailers.