I was delighted when I woke up today and saw a picture in my inbox from VK. It is the image from the soon to be released Vogue Knitting Crochet 2013 issue. I have been patiently waiting to see this garment in a photograph and I am really pleased ! The magazine will be on newsstands and in bookstores on May 7th.
|My design in VK Crochet 2013. Photographed by Rose Callahan for VK|
I was enthusiastic when I submitted my design for approval last year, because I love the boho look of certain crocheted garments. I think intricate crochet lace can be very feminine, but sophisticated at the same time. However, I was really apprehensive when my design was selected for publication, because the reality was, I hadn't crocheted in a long, long time. And, the design was rather complex in nature. I was less worried about being able to remember how to crochet, than I was concerned about being able to write a comprehensible pattern and correctly sized motifs. To my relief, the sweater came together beautifully, and was far simpler to create than I imagined. Crocheted sweaters are usually quicker to make than knitted ones of the same yarn- always a plus in my book!
The runaways are full of crocheted garments this year-retro and fresh at the same time.
|Dior 2013 Fall RTW|
|Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013|
|John Rocha Fall RTW 2013|
Although these are ambitious and extraordinary pieces, there are many ways to translate the crochet look into your wardrobe. A cardigan, a handbag, or a capelet- back in style again- are perfect pieces that are not as daunting. Time to pull out those hooks!
Do you crochet? Let me know- I'd love to hear...