Yesterday morning just after I dropped off the kids I saw this tweet from Kat Goldin:
whoa! Have you seen @notsogranny 's rather sexy design for clotheshorse? http://ow.ly/gEN9b Wow!!
I knew that the latest issue of Clotheshorse was due out at sometime and that my design would be in it but it was running late and so I wasn't checking regularly.
For those not familiar with Cotheshorse it is a very fashion forward magazine/collection that features knitting and crochet. The owners take the biggest themes for the season and ask designers to translate them into knitwear. You may remember this rather large box of yarn I showed you back in May:
A ton of Knit Picks Swish DK for this project. The theme I submitted to was black and white. And here was how I interpreted it. Perception:
I am so pleased with how this design came out. It is a really simple concept, using the height of the different crochet stitches to create the shaping.
There is no increasing or decreasing to do to achieve that shapely silhouette. The colour change enhances the impression of an hour glass figure and fools the eye making the dress very slimming. As the waist is all UK doubles/US singles it is the firmest part of the dress so will help with the shaping.
A simple lace pattern adds interest at the straps.
Yes, crochet can be hot!
I got loads of lovely twitter comments about the design including many from designers I really admire - this means such a lot to me.
Then this morning Kat emailed me this:
My pattern was the number one "hot right now" crochet pattern on Ravelry! It even made it into the top 20 of the combined "hot right now" list.
Wow. Just Wow.