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AW15 Looks like it will be a good knitting season…..

In my role as a knitwear designer  for the fashion industry, every season I have to attend trade fairs and predict trends and sift through a lot of information before I even put pen to paper, or in my case, graphics tablet pen to illustrator. But my favourite bit, mainly because I’m biting my nails waiting to see if my trend predictions were right, is definitely the catwalk sifting. Yes there is a lot of pictures and on the whole, a bit of a tedious task to undertake, but every so often you’ll find something that inspires you or just makes you smile.

Autumn Winter 15 looks like it will be a really good year for knitwear and that makes me very excited, because when it is all over the catwalks, then that means there is an influx of new knitters and more importantly, a little bit more street cred to a hobby that can sometimes be viewed as a bit old fashioned. I love the fact that every time the designers get behind it, knitting just seems cool and that means magazines get on it and then so does the news and so on and so on until we have an amazing set of new patterns by lots of designers appearing all over the place. Amazing.

 

A Détacher AW15

A Détacher AW15

A Détacher AW15

A Détacher AW15

 

Alexander Wang AW15

Alexander Wang AW15

Alice + Olivia AW15

Alice + Olivia AW15

 

Alexander Wang AW15

Alexander Wang AW15

Alexander Wang AW15

Alexander Wang AW15

 

Alice + Olivia AW15

Alice + Olivia AW15

3.1 Phillip Lim AW15

3.1 Phillip Lim AW15

 

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The Retail Method: Did you test me – THE RESULTS for “V”

So in each of my video’s I promised pictures and a pattern. So here is what happened with each of the videos….. knit along if you want to.

Here is what happened with V.
For this neckline I decided to do a simple round neck, not quite low enough for a scoop neck, but some of you might be more familiar with that term. Here are the measurements V gave me and the tension square at the top.
10 Sts = 3.5cm
10 Rows = 2.5cm

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

Here is the pattern written out properly with row numbers and standard information like cast on and off and with a full back pattern, that I usually don’t write in full as it mirrors the front. If you want to knit this, then please remember that I asked only for garment length, shoulder width, bust width, waist width and hem width only, so items such as armhole length have been approximated for the length of the garment based on standard retail measurements that would match the garments overall measurements.

However if you are interested in taking the course and discovering how to make a full pattern for yourself, you’ll be able to adjust any area of measurement you want to, add sleeves and any other detailing you want. Plus if you don’t want to knit clothes, maybe do some yarn bombing for a sofa……. then the same method still applies.

FRONT
Row 1. Cast on 146sts

Row 2. Knit 4 Rs

Row 6. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 8 Rows for a total of 80 Rows

Row 86.  Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 21 Rows for a total of 84 Rows

Row 170: Cast off 9 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

Row 176. Knit 44 Rows

NECKLINE.

This will require either short rows or partial knitting, and you will need to knit this both sides of centre to create the neckline. This starts with the Right side, but feel free to start on the right by mirroring the instructions.

Row 220.  At centre only, cast off 20 sts, 10 sts each side of the centre.

At the end of the Row nearest to the centre, decrease, towards the side seam [away from centre], 1 stitch every Row for a total of 16 Rows

Row 236. Knit 16 Rows

Row 252. Cast off

Now go back and repeat the neckline on the left hand side, following the same instructions from Row 220 to the end.

 

BACK

Follow the front throughout with 1 amendment to the neckline and cross back as follows:

Row 1. Cast on 146sts

Row 2. Knit 4 Rs

Row 6. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 8 Rows for a total of 80 Rows

Row 86.  Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 21 Rows for a total of 84 Rows

Row 170: Cast off 9 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

Row176. Knit 60 Rows

NECKLINE.

This will require either short rows or partial knitting, and you will need to knit this both sides of centre to create the neckline. This starts with the Right side, but feel free to start on the right by mirroring the instructions.

Row 236.  At centre only, cast off 20 sts, 10 sts each side of the centre.

At the end of the Row nearest to the centre, decrease, towards the side seam [away from centre], 1 stitch every Row for a total of 16 Rows

Row 252. Cast off

Now go back and repeat the neckline on the left hand side, following the same instructions from Row 236 to the end.

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The Retail Method: Did you test me – THE RESULTS for “C”

So in each of my video’s I promised pictures and a pattern. So here is what happened with each of the videos….. knit along if you want to.

Here is what happened with C.
For this neckline I decided to do a simple slash neckline to suit the bust and shoulder measurements. Here are the measurements C gave me and the tension square at the top.
10 Sts = 6cm
10 Rows = 4cm

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

 

Here is the pattern written out properly with row numbers and standard information like cast on and off and with a full back pattern, that I usually don’t write in full as it mirrors the front. If you want to knit this, then please remember that I asked only for garment length, shoulder width, bust width, waist width and hem width only, so items such as armhole length have been approximated for the length of the garment based on standard retail measurements that would match the garments overall measurements.

However if you are interested in taking the course and discovering how to make a full pattern for yourself, you’ll be able to adjust any area of measurement you want to, add sleeves and any other detailing you want. Plus if you don’t want to knit clothes, maybe do some yarn bombing for a sofa……. then the same method still applies.

 

On reflection, looking at the pattern as I am copying it down, I would, if I was creating a design with the yarn, probably have adjusted the neckline to have more stitches at the shoulders and less of a slash. Although the pattern is true to the measurements given, I wanted the randomness to be authentic. So when I added in the necklines I was trying not to consider anything too much and so the numbers were added with a little randomness. For that reason, if you would like to knit this pattern I would suggest maybe altering the neckline at Row 140 to cast off only 36 sts, 18 sts each side of centre instead of 40, to allow for slightly wider shoulder seams. You can of course amend this as you want to.

FRONT and BACK are the same, so feel free to knit in the round, making sure to mark the side seams and increase / decrease as needed.
Row 1. Cast on 88sts

Row 2. Knit 2 Rs

Row 4. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 8 Rows for a total of 48 Rows

Row 52.  Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 10Rows for a total of 50 Rows

Row 102: Cast off 6 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

Row108. Knit 34 Rows

NECKLINE.

This will require either short rows or partial knitting, and you will need to knit this both sides of centre to create the neckline. This starts with the Right side, but feel free to start on the right by mirroring the instructions.

Row 142.  At centre only, cast off 40 sts, 20 sts each side of the centre.

At the end of the Row nearest to the centre, decrease, towards the side seam [away from centre], 1 stitch every Row for a total of 10 Rows

Row 152. Cast off

Now go back and repeat the neckline on the left hand side, following the same instructions from Row 140 to the end.

 

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The Retail Method: Did you test me – THE RESULTS for “J”

So in each of my video’s I promised pictures and a pattern. So here is what happened with each of the videos….. knit along if you want to.

Here is what happened with J.
For this neckline I decided to do a simple, yet a little bit low [cheeky] “V” shaped neckline. Here are the measurements J gave me and the tension square at the top.
10 Sts = 4.14cm
10 Rows = 2.83cm

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

Here is the pattern written out properly with row numbers and standard information like cast on and off and with a full back pattern, that I usually don’t write in full as it mirrors the front. If you want to knit this, then please remember that I asked only for garment length, shoulder width, bust width, waist width and hem width only, so items such as armhole length have been approximated for the length of the garment based on standard retail measurements that would match the garments overall measurements.

However if you are interested in taking the course and discovering how to make a full pattern for yourself, you’ll be able to adjust any area of measurement you want to, add sleeves and any other detailing you want. Plus if you don’t want to knit clothes, maybe do some yarn bombing for a sofa……. then the same method still applies.

FRONT
Row 1. Cast on 106sts

Row 2. Knit 4 Rs

Row 6. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 6 Rows for a total of 60 Rows

Row 66. Knit 4 Rows

Row 70. Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 9 Rows for a total of 63 Rows

Row 133: Cast off 3 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

NECKLINE.

This will require either short rows or partial knitting, and you will need to knit this both sides of centre to create the neckline. This starts with the Left side, but feel free to start on the right by mirroring the instructions.

Row 139.  At centre only, decrease towards the side seam [away from centre], 1 stitch every 2 rows for a total of 60 Rows

[For a less cheeky V shaped neckline you can alter the instructions for the above line to:  Knit 30 Rows and decrease 1 Stitch per Row for 30 Rows]

Row 199: Knit 1 Row to finish

Row 200. Cast off

Now go back and repeat the neckline on the right hand side, following the same instructions from R139 to the end.

 

BACK.
For back, follow front pattern with an amendment to the neckline. Back pattern is as follows:

R1. Cast on 106sts

R2. Knit 4 Rs

R6. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the row, every 6 Rows for a total of 60 Rows

R66. Knit 4 Rows

Row 70. Increase 1 Stitch at each end of the row, every 9 Rows for a total of 63 Rows

Row 133: Cast off 3 stitches at both ends of the row to start armhole

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the Row, every 2 Rows for a total of 6 Rows

Row 139. Knit 51 Rows

This part will need partial knitting or short rows for neckline before or after cast off depending on your preferred cast off method :

Row 190. At centre, cast off 40 Stitches, [20 stitches each side of centre]

Decrease 1 stitch at the end of Row closest to centre, every for for a total of 10 Rows

Row 200. Cast off

Then repeat from Row 190 to end on other side of the neckline

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Guess what I was doing today…

So finally some quiet recording time was found today and I was busy recording for the course content. It’s strange to think that it was all ready to go by Christmas, but a bought of flu then builders on both sides of me have delayed things so much. But we’re into the final phase of recording and almost ready to launch. I’m so excited because I know how many people this will help and how much amazing knitwear will appear. So happy today.

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The Retail Method: Did you test me – THE RESULTS for “H”

So in each of my video’s I promised pictures and a pattern. So here is what happened with each of the videos….. knit along if you want to.

Here is what happened with H.
The measurements came in inches and had a shoulder width. So for this neckline I decided to do a wrap. Here are the measurements H gave me and the tension square at the top.
10 Sts = 3cm
10 Rows = 2.7cm

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

Testing Vicky to Create a Knitting Pattern in less than 10 minustes using the Retail Method

 

Here is the pattern written out properly with row numbers and standard information like cast on and off and with a full back pattern, that I usually don’t write in full as it mirrors the front. If you want to knit this, then please remember that I asked only for garment length, shoulder width, bust width, waist width and hem width only, so items such as armhole length have been approximated for the length of the garment based on standard retail measurements that would match the garments overall measurements. The pattern itself only tells you how many stitches and rows you need to create a shape. If you wanted to construct the garment differently, for example, keep the front as one piece and just attach a fake wrap front, then you would need to adjust the pattern accordingly based on your preferred method of construction.

However if you are interested in taking the course and discovering how to make a full pattern for yourself, you’ll be able to adjust any area of measurement you want to, add sleeves and any other detailing you want. Plus if you don’t want to knit clothes, maybe do some yarn bombing for a sofa……. then the same method still applies.

FRONT
R1. Cast on 199sts
R2. Decrease 1st each end of the row, every 8 Rs, for a total of 80 Rs

ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROW ONLY
R82. Knit 8 Rs
R90. Decrease 1st per Row for 142 Rs
R230. Knit 6 Rows.
R238. Cast off sts.

ON LEFT SIDE OF ROW ONLY
R82. Increase 1st every 26 Rs for a total of 78 Rs
R160. Cast off 3sts and decrease 1st every 2 Rs for a total of 6 Rs
R166. Knit 72 Rs
R238. Cast off sts

Then repeat. Swapping left and right instructions for the other side. This also creates two front panels so you have the option of creating a true wrap top. You do have the option as I mentioned above, only partially knitting the other front panel and linking or seaming.

BACK.
For back, follow front pattern and use the instructions  for LEFT SIDE OF ROW on both ends of each Row with one amendment. Back pattern is as follows:
R1. Cast on 199sts
R2. Decrease 1st each end of the row, every 8 Rs, for a total of 80 Rs
R82. Increase 1st every 26 Rs for a total of 78 Rs
R160. Cast off 3sts and decrease 1st every 2 Rs for a total of 6 Rs
*R166. Knit 60 Rs. Then at centre cast off 80sts, 40 either side of centre. This part will be partial knitting or short rows
*R226. Decrease 1 st, at centre, every Row for a total of 12Rs
R238. Cast off sts

Then repeat R226 onwards for other shoulder.

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The Retail Method – Did you TEST ME to write a pattern in under 10 mins?

So did you Test Me to write a knitting pattern in less than 10 mins? Well 4 wonderful fashionknitsters did…..

I’ve been saying that with the Retail Method of creating knitting patterns that, with a little practise too, I can actually write a knitting pattern in less than 10 minutes. Sounds a bit too good to be true? Boasting even? Maybe it just can’t be done? Well to be honest, I never actually timed myself, so I thought that if I’m going to tell people that, then I should really prove it shouldn’t I. It’s not enough to just say that you can do something. People want to see it, and that is perfectly fair. If I’m going to be selling a course that makes some big claim, like its super simple, super fast or for any type of knitter, any shape of garment, any type of yarn, in fact anything you want to calculate and it will only take you 10 mins to write etc, then it makes sense that people want to see it in action.

So I thought to put my money where my mouth is and for a bit of fun,  I would test myself on camera. So I take a standard template, like the one we use in the course and ask people to give me their own measurements and a tension square and all I would do is replace the measurements I use in the course, with their own personal measurements and see how long it takes me to write a pattern for them……. now since I want to e transparent about the whole process, I even show you the before and after pattern sheet and piece of paper I work everything out on, so that all of the figures and numbers are completely fresh and new. Plus t here is also the biggest stopwatch you have ever seen. It’s on my laptop, full screen no less, and my laptop is a 15 inch one….. I really did make me laugh when I saw it.

So the newsletter and posts went out, people responded and emails were sent. Here finally are the videos….

 

INTRO VIDEO

VIDEO “H”

VIDEO “C”

VIDEO “J”

VIDEO “V”

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A knitting pattern in under 30mins? Are you crazy

So a little while ago I was asked to put together a physical workshop on how to create knitting patterns. There was a ton of positive feedback and interest….

Unfortunately the workshop never happened because the person who asked me to put it together didn’t tell anyone it was happening and of course, not every fashionknitster was in that location at the time.

After getting so much support and comments like “I wish I was in London so I could come”, I felt that there was clearly a lot of knitters who wanted to get their own creative juices going and were being held back by other courses that, quite frankly, make it so complicated that I couldn’t follow them.

Now it’s time to give the knitting power back to the people. I decided this year I would work on putting my method down on paper so to speak. So for the first time ever, I’m going to tell people how to create a pattern in less than 30 mins. I can actually do it less than 10 but I do have a lot of practice under my belt.

So I’ve gone back to my computer, recorded some info on how retail works, how to measure and of course, the pattern method itself and now I just need a few finishing touches…… If you’re still not convinced, I’m going to prove it can be done in less than 10 mins and so you know that I’m not cheating, I want you to send me your measurements and a tension swatch measurement….

Watch out for the newsletter with all of the details to get involved and test me.

So roll on 2015. This will be the year of the Fashionknitsters.

 

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The Retail Tension Square

In retail we measure tension squares a little differently from the knitting community.

For retail we simply take a standard number of Rows and Stitches and take the measurement for each one, so for example 10 sts = 2cm. I always find that 10 Stitches and 10 Rows is the simplest want of doing this. It keeps the maths easy and means you won’t have to knit huge squares.

If you want to TEST ME [ on the pattern courses page ] then simply mark out 10 stitches on your tension square and take the measurement. Then mark out 10 Rows and take this measurement.

knitting patterns tension square. The knitting patterns course

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Some great SS15 Resort Knits

I love to take all sorts of things on the catwalk and turn them into my version for hand or machine knitters, but I do think it is important to pay homage to the knit designs being put forward by designers. So I’m going to keep this post fairly short and give you some inspiration for your Spring Summer projects and knits.

SS15 Resort. Spring Summer 2015 Jonathan Saunders

SS15 Resort Jonathan Saunders

SS15 Resort. Spring Summer 2015 Tibi

SS15 Resort Tibi

SS15 Resort. Spring Summer 2015 Tibi

SS15 Resort Tibi

SS15 Resort. Spring Summer 2015 Jonathan Saunders

SS15 Resort Jonathan Saunders

SS15 Resort. Spring Summer 2015 Marc Jacobs

SS15 Resort Marc Jacobs

SS15 Resort. Spring Summer 2015 Jonathan Saunders

SS15 Resort Jonathan Saunders

 

 

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SS15 is looking bright….. looking orange

Well the catwalks aren’t yet over and we’re only just over half way through, but the good news is that there is something for everyone. Florals are looking tropical with a mixtures of both dark and light prints. There are deep and moody elements. Soft feminine 50’s shapes. Masculine monochrome and a very sporty relaxed look.

Personally, I’m loving the sporty stuff. It’s relaxed and comfortable. Who doesn’t like comfortable right? Relaxed wide trousers are really appealing to me just because they look very stylish, but are so comfortable especially in hot summer days, especially as I’m packing some extra stuff around my thighs.

And some colour! Yay. I was a little concerned when I was doing my trend predictions a few months ago that everything would be black and white, or fairly dark, but then came the Fresh Sporty look. I have to say I was a little relieved. I’m loving the bright corals, oranges, reds and blues for next Summer and I have to admit I am slowly getting into more white these days.

The new sporty look also means I can get rid of my high heals on occasion and I have a complete excuse to be sporty in the office. Now I know that not everyone can do that at work, but as someone who works in fashion, it is completely allowed. So on that note, I thought I’d try and give you some mild sporty ideas that you might be able to add into the work place without getting fired, but making you super comfortable and I hope, give you some inspiration for creating some knit projects. The tops below I think will be great for knit projects and regardless of your style, there is something for everyone.

 

SS15 Spring Summer 2015 Sporty relaxed clothes M Missoni

SS15 M Missoni

SS15 Spring Summer 2015 Sporty relaxed clothes DKNY

SS15 DKNY

SS15 Spring Summer 2015 Sporty relaxed clothes DKNY

SS15 DKNY

SS15 Spring Summer 2015 Sporty relaxed clothes Derek Lam 10 Crosby

SS15 Derek Lam 10 Crosby

SS15 Spring Summer 2015 Sporty relaxed clothes Antonio Berardi

SS15 Antonio Berardi

SS15 Spring Summer 2015 Sporty relaxed clothes Alice + Olivia

SS15 Alice + Olivia

 

 

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Some more Florals for AW14

So yes, the floral trends have not left us just yet. After publishing the TRENDS: Floral book last summer, floral prints have just exploded ad don’t look set to stop for some time. Next SS15 sees the return of more tropical designs and colours for your palette. Purples and rich reds and blues will feature heavily with darker backgrounds. For now though, SS14 is all summer and light flowers. Spring garden designs and large blooms. AW14 though goes darker again with winter colours and the designs go graphic at one extreme and very traditional on the other. So with that, let’s get some inspiration for our floral designs for winter.

My favourite has to definitely be the colour combinations on the Temperley collection. I love those bright mix of pinks and blues with all of the traditional Autumnal colours. Perfect!

Temperley AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Temperley AW14

Temperley AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Temperley AW14

Temperley AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Temperley AW14

Sonia Rykiel AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Sonia Rykiel AW14

Blumarine AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Blumarine AW14

Badgley Mischka AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Badgley Mischka AW14

Andrew Gn AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Andrew Gn

Alberta Ferretti AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Alberta Ferretti AW14

Thakoon AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Thakoon AW14

Temperley AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Temperley AW14

Rodarte AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Rodarte AW14

Rodarte AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Rodarte AW14

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Bobbles with a twist

Well for winter we all love a good bobble, and here at Twisted we are no different. I have a bobble fest jumper coming up this winter which I can’t wait to show you, but for summer, how do you include a bobble? Well make a fake one of course. This jumper is blowing up a storm at the moment for the summer season and would be so easy to customise on an old knit or as maybe a trim idea for something new.

Self Service SS 2014 Fake Bobble idea for hand and machine knitters Mixt e No7 SS 2014 Fake Bobble idea for hand and machine knitters Flair No 9 March 2014  Fake Bobble idea for hand and machine knitters

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AW14 Snoods

I know it’s not yet summer, but in the world of fashion, we’ve already planned for Autumn Winter 2014. It looks like some of the magazines are also looking ahead to Winter and in preparation for the cold weather ahead, snoods are here to stay. Here’s some great inspiration for some knitty gifts or accessories you might want to make for yourself this winter.

All beautifully snuggly and chunky neck wraps for either hand or machine knits. I love the middle one. The chunky knit and multi textured yarn looks super warm for the snowy cold weather coming up.

Vogue Brazil June 2014 knitting inspiration for Snood accessories for hand and machine knitting

Vogue Brazil June 2014 knitting inspiration for Snood accessories for hand and machine knitting Vogue Brazil June 2014b Vogue Brazil June 2014c

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CHART: Rose Trellis

Rose Trellis chart for hand or machine knitting. Free chart for rose trellisIn this guide I’ve included a full repeatable Rose Trellis from our Trends Book: Floral. A huge flora trend has been sweeping the fashion season, and here we’re no different. So here is a little free chart for a horizontal repeating rose trellis that can be done with 3 colours or just 2 for a more graphic look.

 

If you love floral graphics and you are a handor a machine knitter, you can find lots more floral repeats, kitsch florals and more in depth artworks in our E-Book, which you can find here: TRENDS: Floral

 

Feel free to use and abuse it in whatever way you like. Just make sure, that if you like it, that you share it……. come on don’t keep secrets from your knitting friends.

 

Download PDF HERE: Rose Trellis

 

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AW14 knitting

So the fashion weeks have been and gone [almost] and I wanted to talk about the knitty opposites coming this winter. Yep AW14 will be a season of opposites knitting. For those of you who love the simple life, then you are in luck. It looks like there will be lots of streamlines, simple shapes and minimal rib textures, mixed with polo necks and simple shapes. Hurrah. So it’s plain knitting all the way. Once again for you machine knitters out there, your winter is very bleak in terms of trends. There was some lace still around so you will be able to focus on that, but winter traditionally belongs to the hand knitters and this season was no different. Chunky ans simple.

Well that is until you get to the opposite side of the spectrum, that was full on colour and frills. Yep, those of you who love to be noticed, will also have a great season. Again machine knitters, fairly slim on the simple fine knits, but hand knitters will be loving it. Don’t let it put you off though. You machine knitters, know you’re great at adaption and I’m sure you’ll find something to replicate. For hand knitters, the chunky yarn is the key to winter, and there is colour bursting off the body. Woo hoo!

I do love a bit of colour in design. Have to say that I am really loving the ruffles by 3.1 Phillip Lim. May have to do that on the machine this year. Could you imagine some great ruffle wrap in an angora or cashmere. Yum!

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Wayne

Wayne

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters 3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters A.L.C.

A.L.C.

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters A.F. Vandevorst

A.F. Vandevorst

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Wes Gordon

Wes Gordon

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Vera Wang

Vera Wang

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Emanuel Ungaro

Emanuel Ungaro

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Chanel

Chanel

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Balenciaga

Balenciaga

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Araks

Araks

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti

AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters 3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

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Knitting Charts for flowers. Yes TRENDS : FLORAL is here

Knitting chart bool for flowers Hand Knitting Chart, Machine Knitting Charl. flowers Floral PatternsKnitting chart bool for flowers Hand Knitting Chart, Machine Knitting Charl. flowers Floral PatternsOH YES IT’S FINALLY HERE! TRENDS : FLORALS

I’m so excited. The girls worked so hard on this book and there are some real complicated little bits in there. Still have the basic ones too don’t worry. Loads of 2 colour, kitsch, repeats and in this one borders in horizontal and vertical graphs. You can find out loads more in the shop and if you are interested I’m also tagging on [ for free ]  the Large Graphical Repeat graph for the machine knit dress I did back in the summer. That one is 8 pages for the back and 8 for the front by itself, so well worth picking it up now.

If you want to have a look through the inside, there are loads of pages in the shop gallery or if you bought the last book and are familiar with the layout, then you can add it to your shopping bag below.

Happy knitting everyone.

 

 

Design Book TRENDS: FLORALS
£7.99
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Hello Stranger…..

So I know its been a while since I wrote a post but I thought I should really  tell you what’s happening.

So some of you might know that I’ve been in Hong Kong for a while because Tim has a job here. Well after some consideration I’ve decided to set up a business here, back in my native fashion day job.

Well I have to sayit’s far more difficult compared to the UK and it’s takng up quite some time to get all the information and writing a business plan. But anyway it is all underway now and the plan is to have a studio/office and work there. Now fear not TA will continue and be also based from there. It also means I’ll have space for photoshoots and hopefully can arrange some knitty events there too.

So next week the book will be completed and ready to knit. Just a couple of pages to format and we’re done. Back to patterns and photoshoots. Woo Hoo.

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A nice little gift…… that’s right a discount for life!

Sign Up to our email list and get our welcome 10% gift to use in our shop for life. Knitting patterns, knitting offerJust a quick one today. Sofor those of you who are on the email newsletter for TA, then you’ll already know about this, but for those of you who don’t I’ll take a couple of moments to explain what exactly this is.

There is also more information on the ABOUT: Shhhhh page. OK so this is a little 10% gift that I’ve been giving to everyone who joins my newsletter list. It’s really that simple. You’ll receive an email a few days after you sign up to the list giving you a discount code that is yours for life. It will give you 10% off anything in our shop regardless of what it is and there are no conditions of use, other than it is your code. If you think someone else might like to have a code, then please forward them a link via the sharing buttons below and ask them to sign up too.

There are also other benefits to this too…… if you create an account on the shop page, then the more you spend over your lifetime, the greater the discount will become. Simple

 

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