10.12.2008

rodarte: killing me softly





sisters kate and laura mulleavey know how to swing a velvet hammer right between the eyes. i can't help but notice their japanese-horror-inspired knits all over fall fashion mags. these are some of the most interesting (and disturbing) knit designs i've seen. i would love to know more about the process of creating these. i can't imagine a pattern behind them; they are works of art. i can almost feel the spontaneous anger of the knitter in these pieces. dropped stitch? f**k it. inconsistent gauge? kiss my ass. and could the footwear be any more appropriate? the horny toad christian louboutins give new meaning to the term spike heels. the sheer punk elegance of it all knocks me over with a chainsaw. care to try your hand at hacking it up?
here's an interesting starting point. suggested materials: large needles and an open mind.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

As always you are on the knitwear fashion edge

Kate said...

I concur.

laila aka rawfish said...

love it! thanks for sharing. i might have to invest in some of those EXTRA big needles to attempt this one. :)

Anonymous said...

You are right; you need an open mind to create Rodarte. I own a knitting shop in California, called Knitting By The Beach, and I am finishing the book of knitwear designs (it will come out next Summer or Fall, printed by Random House), but just to take my mind off all the stress I figure out and made a few Rodarte like pieces. I am teaching a 2-day workshop on how to make it. It's the only way, like an Oil or Watercolor workshop.

Tanya

Anonymous said...

Where have you all been?
This sort of knitting is over - the unknown newby knitters were doing this, 4-5 years ago, when the new craze for hand knitting, on size 15 and bigger, using the novelty prism like yarns was the rage.
Every knitting store probably hides it in the storage room.

HannahMade said...

I'd love someone to bring the pattern out of the storage room!

Monica said...

thanks for the fishnet pattern!! I kind of want to try it...seems like it wouldn't take too long, right? Maybe with some Habu silk or bamboo?

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