Monday, August 01, 2011

Riata

I have a new creation that just went live in the Twist Collective 2011 Fall Issue. Its name is "Riata" (All photos courtesy of Twist Collective. Jamie Dixon, photographer.).


When I first saw this rope cable in one of my stitch dictionaries, I knew I wanted to design a sweater with it. In fact, one of the reasons I purchased the dictionary was for THIS stitch, cable junkie that I am. I originally thought that I could only design a simple scarf because it looks complicated.

BUT I WANTED A SWEATER!

I stared at the picture of the stitch for a long time, then thought, "Hell, just work a swatch to get a feel for the mechanics of it to figure out how to design a sweater around it." (This swatching idea is profound.)

So, I did. And discovered that it is much simpler than it looks.



I truly thank Twist Collective for this opportunity.

8 comments:

Karine said...

Congratulations!

Sharon V said...

I love the sweater - and congratulations.

I've also got my eye on Lillie ...

judy said...

You rock, Nik! Congratulations!

Heather said...

BEAUTIFUL design! I love that cable, too!

Harlem Purl said...

Wow, Congrats! I'm so happy for you!

-Chante

Harlem Purl said...

Oh WOW, congrats! I'm so happy for you!

Lily said...

Wow! Congratulations! I hope someday I can put my design on Twist too.

Cennetta said...

Congratulations! Outstanding work.