There aren’t enough fashion shows featuring knitting. Are we right, or are we right?
Luckily, the folks at Stitches West have recognized that fact and use their event as a way to showcase some of the gorgeous garments that happen when two needles click together. This year, Creativebug is heavily featured in the Stitches West fashion show and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Want to replicate some of the pieces on your own? Below are pictures and links to the projects on our site.
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Creativebug Fashion Show at Stitches West 2015
This fun-to-knit shawl has the appearance of a log cabin quilt, with long rectangles fitted together in intricate patchwork. Though it may look as though the pieces are sewn together, this shawl is worked seamlessly by picking up stitches and working sections in rich textured stitches. Norah Gaughan brings her clever design sense to this construction, always challenging the limitations of what is possible in knitting.
Worked in worsted weight yarn, this gloriously textured cabled hat begins with a ribbed cable cast on, then flows into a repeating cable pattern that creates sinuous curves up toward the crown of the hat. Though the finished result looks complex, the chart is comprised of simple stitches and easy cable crosses. You can work the hat flat and seam it up at the end, or knit in the round if you prefer to work seamless.
Worked up in gorgeous linen yarn, this lightweight pullover is perfect for spring and transitional weather. The unusual construction of the sweater is one of Norah Gaughan’s hallmarks – it is started at the center and worked outward in rows of easy lace. From there, the sweater comes together magically with no seams to sew up at the end.
There’s nothing better in cold winter months than a plush, oversized cowl. To make this arm-knit cowl, you will need nothing more than super-bulky yarn and your arms. In about an hour, you can whip up this luxe accessory for the ultimate in handmade coziness.
This top-down cardigan with set-in sleeves has smooth, professionally finished armholes, which give the sweater its signature look. Worked entirely in one piece with no seaming, this versatile sweater can be made with or without sleeves. Perfect for women, men, or children, make this sweater with any yarn and at any gauge you like, using just a few measurements as your guide.
This triangular shawl got its unusual name because the basket weave stitches and scalloped edging appear to be woven and crocheted – but, in fact, it’s all knitted! The shawl begins with a single stitch that grows quickly with strategically placed increases. The scalloped edge is added at the end, and then the whole shawl is blocked to perfection.
This cute vintage-style cardigan is worked in one piece from the top down, so there are no tails to weave in at the end. All of the shaping is done with decreases, increases, and short rows, and simple lacework adorns the shoulders, giving it just a touch of sweetness. When the body of the sweater is finished, you will add button bands and create a Peter Pan collar, both of which are finished with an I-cord bind-off.
This lovely shrug is knit all in one piece so there is no seaming. The back is knit from side to side to take advantage of the distinctive color gradation of the yarn. Its unique construction means that you can size as you go, ensuring a perfect fit and a ballet- inspired shrug that you can customize to fit your own body and style.
This textural knitted necklace is a great way for knitters to learn Lynne Barr’s CAPS technique, which is an innovative way to Continuously Apply Pieces— or, in other words, knit a sculptural piece with one continuous strand of yarn. The pieces of knitted fringe on this necklace are connected to an I-cord tube, which you can customize to make as long or short as you like. Once you get the hang of the technique, it’s a quick knit with stunning results.