Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Works in Progress; also, Rapunzel!

Now that school is finally out, I've been able to get the wheels turning on a few projects. The first of which is something that's been in the works all semester, that is finally (almost) ready to be released!

So, I've been on something of a Disney kick lately, which has inspired the creative part of my brain with so many knitting ideas that I think there could be a Collection in the works (if I can ever get up enough follow-through to knit them all!). The first of these ideas to reach glorious woolly fruition is a sweater-dress inspired by Rapunzel.

The dress is meant to evoke the ethos of Rapunzel's dress in the movie Tangled: the stripey shoulder-puffs become ribbed raglan sleeves; the lace-edged square neck becomes a square scoop neck with a fold-over picot edging; and the corset-lacing down the front becomes an intricate (but easily memorized!) cable panel, framed on either side by cable-knit braids. I also found just the right shade to match Rapunzel's signature color in Knit Picks' Swish DK line: Sugar Plum.

The sweater-dress is just now going into testing, so I hope to release it not too much later this summer.

Rapunzel promises to be the first of (hopefully) many future garment designs of mine to get their inspiration from the stories of the Disney Princesses. I've already got sketches drawn up for some of them, and others are as yet amorphous concepts. In the meantime, I'm also working on some smaller projects, including one using some delicious yarn I picked up at my first visit to a proper LYS! Stay tuned for more on that. ;)

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