I am a self taught designer, having spent many hours researching and reading about the skills needed to learn clothing design. Having had much experience sewing, gave me a lot of knowledge about how ...
I am a self taught designer, having spent many hours researching and reading about the skills needed to learn clothing design. Having had much experience sewing, gave me a lot of knowledge about how clothing is constructed, which is an essential skill in being able to design. Experience knitting, gave me the tools I needed to master knitting techniques and be able to shape the fabric in the way I want. Learning is an ongoing pastime, there are always new techniques to master.
I design clothing for children ranging in age from Newborn to about 18months and I am now beginning to expand my line to include older childrens sizes up to about 10 years.
I have been published in Knit Circus Magazine and also in Petite Purls, in addition to self publishing some designs.
I'd have to say that the colors of the yarn inspired this sweater; the soft, fall colors reminded me of walking through the woods with the leaves swirling down. I wanted it to be a jacket that could be worn during the changing of the seasons so I knit it at a tighter gauge than usual. I am a big advocate of personalizing things that I make, and I wanted to give others a chance to make this design their own. I left the sweater plain for the most part, so that the detail could be added later, with embroidery, as the knitter desires.
First Published in Petite Purls Fall 2009 Issue
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23 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger size needles before washing and blocking
21 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in St st on larger size needles after washing and blocking
Note: Ultra Alpaca relaxes after washing and blocking. Pattern calculations are based on the post-washing gauge.