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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cabled Cables

I'd like to introduce to you all one more piece from my thesis collection, known as the Cabled Cables Sweater.  One of the entirely hand-knit garments of the collection, it is an exploration of variations of cable knit stitches all intertwined in a complex manner that comes to resemble a basic cable construction as well.  I had based the initial design of the sweater off of the traditional Aran sweaters of the fishing cultures of Ireland.  It is knit with a luxurious blend of corded baby alpaca and merino wool blend yarns, along with a mix of textured boucle, silk tape yarn, and cotton twine lace yarn in the back for a modern element. 

Some sketches and illustrations of the sweater...

 From this, we move on to initial fittings:

And then an exploration of mood/inspiration boards and photos of the finished product:

I'm currently working on a variation of this design in a machine-knit version, as well a simplified, more ready-to-wear  one that will be hand-knit.  Both versions, if successful, should show up in the store later on, so stay tuned!


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  2. Wow! Love this, so beautiful, And I am very impressed. I will look out for them.
    Thanks for stopping by, and your nice comment!