Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sneak Peek at my Newest Design- VK Crochet 2013

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...