I got several questions yesterday on my page and even on the phone as to how I designed this piece, so I’m going to tell you guys how I went about it!
It all began with the cable. Out of everything I’ve made, this was the least planned. I saw a Celtic cable one day, and partly because I have part Celtic heritage and partly just because it looked so intricate and amazing, like HOW did someone DO that??? I had to try it. I found a pattern for the cable stitch and basically just wanted to test it out to see if I could do it. And once I saw it forming, it was so cool to see so despite it being admittedly laborious, I just kept going. Eventually when it was long enough, I asked myself, “what should this piece be?” And I decided ti make into a waistband. And the rest of the sweater took shape around that - first making the bodice above the waist with a plain stitch, then finding a lace pattern that would work well such that the repeat of the lace pattern matched the size of the repeat of the cable pattern. Then I had to decide what kind of closure would be most harmonious and decided simple was best ... so I browsed around and found a corded binding - another new skill, but it wasn’t that difficult. So basically this was a figure it out as I go design with no plan at all, just a gorgeous cable pattern I saw and had to try! #knitting_inspiration #knittinglove #handmade #imakemyownclothes #handknitsweater #celticdesign #celticwoman #wool #fallfashion #slowfashion #slowfashionmovement #slowfashionoctober #slowfashionstyle