|#2 Mitered Wrap |
from Noro Knitting Magazine, Issue #7
Most of my magazine and book design work has been sweaters. And I enjoy knitting sweaters because they are a creative, technical and intellectual challenge. Not only do you have to come up with an original design, but you also have to have the skill to execute your vision, and the mathematical ability to write a pattern for it in multiple sizes, only one of which you have made. Sometimes one of these steps breaks down, and this was the origin of my mitered wrap.
|#12 Cocoon Vest from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2015|
Meanwhile, the VK editors were choosing designs for the next issue of Noro, and, while abandoned for the vest, the mitered shape had made an impression. Matching the quadrangle shape with the self-striping Noro Silk Garden Sock and Sock Solo yarns was inspired, and I was happy to work with them on the piece.
So will the success of my first shawl design lead to more? Who knows, but I was inspired by my class with Ravelry star shawl designer Melanie Berg at the January Thaw retreat.
Back to the garment knitting. I've got a sweater due in a few weeks.