Saturday, September 8, 2007

New Free Form Jacket

Happy Saturday Everyone,

I will be teaching a class in combining knitting
 and crochet Free Form at the Knit and Crochet
 Conference in California at the end of the month.

Last week I decided to try to make a new jacket to
wear in the fashion show.  If I don't finish it, it will be
 used as part of my workshop :-)

I wanted this piece to be much lighter in weight
than most of my free form designs, and I also
wanted to stretch my mind again. 

I like to test out different techniques, try to
create really different looks, and I love to
combining knitting and crochet.

Usually my free form is just that, I do not try for
any symmetry, but this time as I said, I want something
a little different.

Just the beginning -- I tried reversing two crocheted
pieces that will become part of the front sections.

When I  want to create a specific shape, I usually
make a template to follow.  Both knitted pieces
will also become part of the front. The stitch used here
is a slipped stitch.

I used the template trick on these pieces also. The
base is knitted garter stitch, I slipped stitch around
the edges and did some surface crochet with ribbon
for some added interest.

I hope to get a lot done this weekend, I'll keep you posted.

Have a great weekend!



Anonymous said...

it looks really cool. Sure wish I could be there...

Anonymous said...

Oh that looks fantastic!