Construction No#1 was on the menu & had us click-clacking away on hugenormous number 25's for the morning.. loving those pins.. i'm impressed to have started & finished a garment in under 3 hours!
casting off the first shape
I love how Nikki takes simple shapes & creates totally wearable & gorgeous designs. If you have ever been stifled by a knitting pattern, this is the knit system for you! Nikki demystifies the knitting pattern & simplifies it into shapes. These shapes can be knit quickly, & built upon to create multiple garment possibilities using the accessible language of shape. I began my 'hoodyscarfvest' with the hood, but opted instead to make the hood into the top of my vest, which i quickly finished with a wider rectangle.
To top off the day, we spent the rest of the afternoon strolling & drooling over Young Blood Designers Market & DesignBoom Mart meeting designers, talking the talk, chatting up ideas, many of which are brewing away nicely...