Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Fluffy Cocoon Coat

I added a silky ribbon, weaved it in and out of the open weave stitch and tied it in front.

I love length, the back is long enough to cover 'me bum' AND with the curve up, it slims. (yah!)


Some days you need something ‘snuggly warm’ but elegant. This coat can be worn with a dress as a evening coat, but it also goes great with jeans. Lately, that is the driving force behind my crochet designs; can I wear it with a dress and can I wear it with jeans?

Life is like that, isn’t it?!
You've got to be able to have that option!

I’m designing like crazy, using tips I learned from Lily Chin (and her fantastic new book, Couture Crochet Workshop) and tips from other top designers. I’m playing with shapes, styles, drape, cling and zing (and a little bling!) I’ve finally fully developed the Knotty Generation Sweater Set Collection (aka Funky Girl Sweater Sets, but that name is alittle corny!!) I’m very proud of these designs! I’ve revamped my book proposal and will focus exclusively on this sweater set collection. I felt that my original book idea was too general, too much like all the other crochet books out there. I’m trying to find my edge and where I can fit in the crochet design industry and clothing design is my passion therefore it will be the center of my world (after my 2 boys and husband of course!)

My design process usually goes something like this:
The Vision
The Sketch
The Swatch
The Schematics
The Description
Refine and Refine

I recently submitted 2 clothing designs (not in my sweater set collection) to a major crochet magazine, I’ll call Major Crochet Magazine #1. This is my first submission to a magazine; I’m hoping I’ll get a start here! I have not heard back yet, my fingers are crossed; both designs are timeless but elegant, a little funky, but not too trendy looking.

We are expecting a major snow storm here in Minnesota and I’ve got in-laws driving up from Iowa via Texas, so I’m going to stock the pantry and fridge, and work on my WIPS;
  1. Warm Up America Afghan – Carolyn’s squares need to be put together!
  2. Stash Busting Coat – my next post is on this super FUN project!
  3. Ruffle Teal Shrug - re-doing the end of the sleeves, from ruffle to a wave.
Old friends, new friends, thanks for stopping by the Knotty Generation!

11 comments:

Juanita said...

Your Fluffy Cocoon Coat is lovely and it
really would look great with a little
black dress or jeans.
Good luck on your first submission! :)

YarnA - Holic said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Brandy said...

Love your Fluffy Cocoon Coat. I hope your inlaws have a safe drive up. We had the rain/sleet earlier today.

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it works out with the magazine. I am positively sure that they will LOVE you!!

Mimi said...

The Fluffy Cocoon Coat looks really good, warm and chic!
Good luck on your magazine submissions, Pam! I hope I'll see your designs soon.
Thanks for sharing some design tips, its very inspiring!

Mary said...

Oh la la - I love the look of this, very elegant but has a familar everyday look to it. Another great design Pam!

Mary

Jenny said...

Oh, Pam, that's gorgeous! I love it. Hey, question: Is the O-ring cami pattern available for purchase or download somewhere? I think it's so pretty. Let me know!

jennylewinsky@aol.com

Ellen Bloom said...

Hey Pam!

Your cocoon coat has such a cool and retro look to it. Great design!

Ellen B.
Los Angeles

Catherine said...

Gorgeous!

Pyo said...

Your coat is lovely!
Good luck on your submission, I keep my fingers crossed!

YarnA - Holic said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Sven said...

Good Job! :)