Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Knotty Cable Cardi Ver. 2.0

Even though the picture makes the yarn look blue, this is purple. This is one of my original designs, The Knotty Cable Cardi (Ver. 2.0) After scrutinizing the original design, I thought I’d change the shape, instead of a “swing” with a loose fit and a bit of a flare at the waist, I refined the body shape and made it close-fitting, hugging the waist, BUT GUESS WHAT? I like the original design better!

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll have plenty of designs that hug your curves and accentuate the positive, but this cardi looks better with a bit of movement around the middle, allowing the cables more freedom, and best done in a lighter color to emphasize the shadows of the cables.

So imagine how pleased I was when after choosing purple yarn and just completing my purple Knotty Cable Cardi to read this PURPLE HAZE...

Clothing designers are driven by trends, inspired by trade show trend reports and trend forecasts. This season’s trend report included forecasts of violets, purples, and bordeaux. Purple is a fabulously rich color, but don’t carry it too far, use it as an accents or just one piece of your outfit. So purple will show up again, but just knot this design!

8 comments:

Pyo said...

Oh! I love that shaping, you should include both!!!

Amie said...

This one is my fav of the two. It would look better on my proportions. What about selling both patterns together??? It's a great advantage to be able to give alterations or suggestion differences - different ways to approach the same item (cardi, bag, whatever). Go for both Pam!

busyHSmom said...

Amazing how small changes can make big differences! I like them both, but in different ways! I must say, the model wearing the red one has a lot more personality than the purple model. ;-D

Vik said...

Beautiful purple original design! Congratulations, Pam!
Thanks for the link to Purple Haze, I´ve enjoyed reading it!

Sue said...

Pam, it's lovely. Both designs have their merits. Yay, purple! It's not just for old ladies anymore as proven by your very hip cardi.

-Dave said...

It's taken me awhile to comment thinking about the "version 1 vs. version 2" issue.

I spent hours debating it...not to mention the whole "purple is hip now" element. I could not understand my inability to decide which version is better.

Then it hit me...it's a woman's sweater and I'd look like a lunatic wearing either one.

Ellen Bloom said...

Both cable-opening sweaters are gorgeous, Pam. I do prefer the swing-coat version though.....I don't have a figure anymore, and the swing is my preferred cover-up! Both colors are faboo too!

Sheila said...

Love the Knotty Cable Cardi and the color is definitely the rage this season.