Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The table is set. The wine is poured. Crow is served.
Yes, I confess to breaking my own rules. Sometimes the temptation is just too much. So what design flirted so hard with me that I succumbed to its horizontal stripes? BlueSand from La Maison Rililie.
I loved the easy shape. I loved the big, bold front bands. But, most of all, I loved the pockets. I was a goner.
When I was asked to step in as leader of an existing knit-along at the shop where I teach, I knew our first project had to be a design with near-universal appeal. But, also one that would be flattering on a variety of figure types. BlueSand fit the bill. The stripe pattern also allows for much individual creativity, which always makes a project more fun.
So, how did I play with those terrible horizontal stripes to play them down? I turned them on ear to create a ombre effect. Since my body has wide shoulders and a broad chest, and relatively narrower hips, I placed the darkest colors on top and worked my way down to the lightest. (BlueSand is knit top-down.) For most of you who are more pear-shaped, you would reverse the direction with the lightest colors closest to your face. I also chose a brighter, but mid-range, color to create the front bands and make a strong vertical line to lengthen the body.
How do I feel about the results? I love it!
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