5.21.2007

my very first sweater design:
the fleur jacket



ta da! i am so excited...this is my first sweater design: the fleur jacket. inspired by mid-century fashion editor fleur cowles. rowan scottish tweed knit up in the aptly named dimple stitch creates a dense, textured fabric that feels light yet substantial. deep v-neck, single button closure and slightly cropped style make it an easy and stylish layering piece. what do you think??

i have to give a big shout-out to my friend lucinda, who showed me how to add, subtract, and listen to the yarn. she is living proof of this: give a woman a pattern and you feed her knitting passion for a day. teach her the basics of design and you feed her creativity forever! thanks, buddy.


sorry this pic is a little dark. snapped a quickie before heading to a meeting this morning. will post a better one soon.


inspired by fleur cowles and these wonderful images from flair magazine

37 comments:

jenna said...

I can't believe I actually witnessed you knitting this with your eyes closed!!

Love it all layered up like that. It's fabulous!!

Are you sure this is your first design?

Stella said...

Congrats on your first sweater design! It looks great on you. I'm intrigued by this dimple stitch of which you speak...

Elena said...

Your cardi is beautiful! When you describe it you make me want one too. Must be fantastic to have created a knitted garment your self! Congratulations.

melissa said...

i love it!

pamela wynne said...

Oh, I LOVE It! Congratulations, Kate! The sleeves are especially awesome, and evocative of the fab Flair aesthetic. :)

mcllweiler said...

Kate, this is fabulous! You are such an inspiration to me.

Simone said...

Dear Kate,
I'd like to receive Fake-a-gamo's Pattern in Portuguese.
Thanks

Simone

Stef said...

I love your pattern! The sleeve shape is really pretty. You're right-- it looks awesome layered.

rach said...

Kate, I'm so proud! I love it. The real question is: when will the pattern be for sale!!???

clairity123 said...

very nice!!!! i can't wait to see it in person. Great design!!!

binet said...

kate, it's gorgeous! i'm so happy you finished it, and that you got the miraculous matching dye lot yarn.

in other news- mind knitting isn't for everyone. you should come with a "don't try this at home" label. ;)

Elizabeth said...

It looks wonderful - congratulations! I love it with the jeans and cute heels you've got on.

Nora said...

Beautiful work Kate.

Kathleen said...

Looks great! Congratulations on your first sweater design. Love the shoes, too!

Liz K. said...

Fleur would have loved it!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous! Super cute with the jeans and heels....a chance you'll share the design? ;)

Sarah said...

Kate, it looks great! Will the pattern be available?

Faith! said...

Perfect! Fantastic! Looks like you rock it, too.

tangledup said...

kate....this sweater is wonderful!! and yes, when will the pattern become "available"??

Puttermeister said...

Fantastic! Congratulations on soaring over the design hurdle--and soaring so gracefully, too.

Susan said...

this is a marvelous cardi. it really looks nice on, too. like others i'm curious about the 'dimple' stitch. never heard of that one!

Gina said...

I Luv It!!!!!!

shopgirl said...

this is the cuteness. I especially love the sleeves. Looks pretty complicated, I'm impressed!

nicole said...

so chic, like Fleur herself!

I love it and cross my fingers that you will make the pattern available to all the Fleur-wannabees out there!

Bravo!

a friend to knit with said...

Wow...love it!
So cute how you are wearing it!
I too want to wear a fleur!

Linda @ Yarnzilla said...

Hi, Kate! Your Fleur sweater is amazing -- and it looks even better on you than it does just minding its own business. Viva la Rowan Scottish Tweed! : ))

lucinda said...

Kate!! i am sooooo PROUD of YOU!!!! BRAVO

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Kate! And it looks fabulous on you!
You DO rock!

DebE

Emily (Five Flowers) said...

How absolutely perfect! Can't wait to see a better picture!

Anonymous said...

Kate, it is great! I will miss design class...

Jennifer vE

Leslie said...

Dahling, it's fabulous. And where ever did you get a copy of Flair? Dying to know.

lomester said...

Yowsah! You are so inspiring me to keep trying on my first design. Me likey!

sarah said...

The sleeves are great and I am very intrigued by the dimple stitch. Now..... can I dare hope that the pattern will be for sale soon?

Great job!

Claire said...

Awesome!zt

Tante J said...

Stunning! Well done!!

Erin said...

It is beautiful! Very chic.

Amy said...

Congratulations! It's a lovely piece. I'm at an impasse with the sleeves on a self-designed cardie of mine. Hmm, this might be inspiring.

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