do you know SIBLING?

Do you recognize anyone in the picture on the right? Right in the middle poses Angela Missoni, on her right a gorgeous model wearing an astonishing green woolen  jacket designed and made by SIBLING, i.e. the other three people in the picture. These days SIBLING are on stage because they have been awarded (as shown in the picture) the Europe Regional Award Prize in the international competition for woolen fashion designer INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PREIZE 2013-14. But do you know SIBLING? A collaboration between Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery, SIBLING is all for one and one for all. The three designers bring with them a strong heritage of experience with top name designers. SIBLING launched in 2008 born out of a desire to give knitwear for both men and women a good old-fashioned shake-up with cartoon ka-pows of colour and bams of very English humour. Their mission statement: let’s put the fun into classics.Today, the leopard motifs and vibrant colour have gone beyond aesthetics, becoming integral to the label’s DNA. What else? I love their style an if you like to know something more about them,  the prize and the world of woolen fashion go to www.woolmarkprize.com 😉      

EVERGREEN NECKERCHIEF

I really like september  because of its weather: comfortably warm,  light breezes every now and then , gorgeous sunsets …. But my throat used to disagree with me, in facts  it used to  punish me with a strong laryngitis because I ride my bike to work in the cool early autumn morning air At last I found a win – win solution: in September morning I wear a very nice knitted neckerchief like the one in the picture; it’s warm yet light, cocconing yet  protecting effectively my throat It’s a very old but easy pattern, found out and translated by Mr. Franklin Habit  from Mrs Gaugain’s Miniature Knitting, Netting and Crochet Book dated A.D.1843! You have to try to knit it: I bet you’ll have a very nice time knitting and, afterwards, good feelings wearing it … So: go to the knitting needles  and enjoy yourself !!! Designer: Franklin Habit – Contact Franklin Pattern & images:  © 2011. Franklin Habit. Fonte: www.knitty.com PATTERN NOTES: Knitty’s list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here. Begin Right Border: Using CC, CO 3 sts.After you have worked the first few rows, use safety pin or split ring marker to mark RS of work.Row 1 [WS]: Sl 1, k2. […]

HANDSOME LITTLE SCARF

  This is a handsome little scarf for the wee sophisticate in your life Designer: Molly Bell Source: www.knitty.com SIZE Toddler ages 1-3NOTE: To knit the scarf for a larger child or an adult, simply expand your finished measurements and make sure that you always begin by casting on a multiple of 8 + 2. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width: 3.25 inches Length: 27 inches MATERIALS  Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran [55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere, 90m per 50 g ball]; color 611 Dark Red; 1 ball  1 pair Size U.S. #8/5mm needles  Cable Needle  Tapestry Needle GAUGE 18 sts/24 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch ABBREVIATIONS C4F = Cable 4 front by slipping next 4 sts. onto cable needle, leave at front of work, K4, then K4 from cable needle. C4B = Cable 4 back, as above, but leaving cable needle at back of work. DIRECTIONS The Lattice Pattern is knit in any multiple of 8 stitches + 2.CO 34.Row 1: K1, * C4F, rep. from *, K1 Row 2: Purl. Row 3: Knit. Row 4: Purl. Row 5: K5, *C4B, rep from *, K5 Rows 6, 7 & 8: Repeat Rows 2, 3 & 4.Rep these 8 rows until your piece […]

INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE 2014 – II

Here we are with good news news from the coolest international prize for wooll fashion design: THE INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE 2013-2014. The five regional subission and judging process ended up with the 5 finalist for the last final award: – fiXXed representing  Asia, – Christopher Esber representing Australia, – SIBLING representing Europe, – Rahul Mishra representing India, – Altuzarra representing USA.   Regional winners will produce and show a six piece Merino wool collection to a panel of industry experts at an official event during next Milano Fashion week. The winner will be awarded $100,000 AUD to invest in the development of their business as in addition to having their collection stocked in leading department stores across the globe including Bergdorf Goodman, New York; Harvey Nichols, London; David Jones, Australia and Joyce, China. form more information go to the prize’s site: http://www.woolmarkprize.com HAVE FUN     La proclamazione del vincitore e la premiazione saranno uno degli eventi della prossima settimana della moda di Milano a febbraio 2014    

LA MIA BORSA PER LA SPIAGGIA

Non vedo l’ora che sia ESTATE, la mia stagione preferita, e per me estate vuol dire mare, mare, mare  Di solito mi servono borse gigantesche, ma leggere,  per portarmi dietro mezza casa quando vado in spiaggia perchè ci passo tutto il giorno … Girovagando per internet ho trovato questo modello meraviglioso per le mie esigenze: gigante ma leggerissimo fatto ad UNCINETTO: OCCORRENTE: raffia (quest’anno 2013 si trova facilmente nelle mercerie specializzate grazie alla collezione D6G che l’hanno usata in abbondanza per borse e accessori) oppure spago fine (quello che una volta serviva per chiudere i pacchi da spedire o … legare i salami 😉 ) TECNICA: punto basso per la base; punto rete per il corpo: – avviare il n. di catenelle necessarie – 1° giro: 1 punto alto, 1 punto di catenella, *saltare n.1 punto di catenella della base ed eseguire 1 punto alto nel punto di catenella successivo a quello saltato* ; ripetere da * a * fino alla fine del giro; – 2° giro: eseguite n.4  punti di catenella; *eseguite 1 punto alto sul punto alto del giro precedente, eseguite n. 1 punto di catenella*; ripetete da * a * fino alla fine del giro; – 3° […]