Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Very First Cover!

And here it is...
© Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014, photo by Rose Callahan

I am so excited.  My dress is on the cover of the current  Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014 Special Collector's Issue.   It is a lush crochet tank dress made with absolutely scrumptious Koigu  Premium Merino yarn- a beautiful hand dyed merino of exquisite feel and texture. The magazine went on sale in bookstores and news stands on May 7th.

© Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014, photo by Rose Callahan
 Although the dress may look complicated it is  a simple tank dress with appliqued motifs.  I enjoyed making the motifs so much, I became a little over zealous and made too many! Crochet is perfect technique to use to achieve organic and dimensional forms, and it is so rewarding to see them develop as you work.

 The 3 dimensional flower trend is everywhere on the runways from J Crew  to Chanel.

J CREW Collection Flower Shell

Chanel Resort 2015
Definitely a little unusual, but fun and feminine at the same time.

I am also proud of another garment I have in the same issue, Garment # 6, the Tunic Length Shell.

© Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014, photo by Rose Callahan

 This is a simple filet/ double crochet piece.  Not hard to make, but surprisingly  required a little more concentration than the tank dress did.  The yarn, Jade Sylph is a perfect warm weather blend of cashmere and linen, soft and durable.  I call this my "Downton" sweater, because I watched and re-watched episodes this winter as I designed, wrote the pattern and crocheted this sweater. 

 I received an extraordinary e-mail from the editor of VK,  Trisha Malcolm, letting me know that my dress had been chosen for the cover. She was so charming and kind, and I really appreciate that she took the time to inform me personally.  Naturally , it made my day!

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work with such talented people.  The photographs are amazing, and the editors are all so helpful and knowledgeable.  This was really an honor.