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100 PERCENT NY -- A/W 2012

most recent project | a collaboration with 100 percent NY for the A/W 2012 season

I hand-knit four pieces using a blend of Bartlett wool yarn and shetland from the
Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Co. | dress knit in the round using a series of stitches.
wool roving knit-in at points for both texture and to act as a sort of fusible at shoulders.
(back of work)

tank knit in the round | stitches include knit, purl, a twisted rib,
a looped bobble stitch and wrapped jersey and purl stitches

the sweater | main focus being the sleeves, which are engineered to serpentine
around the arm and end on a straight cuff. linked seam on the outside
to define the spiral. mock turtle neckline.

back of the body contains more openwork looped stitches,
while the front of the work is filled in more with stitch work, only being
looped towards the shoulders in a sort of sweetheart shape. So, the front
of the sweater body had to be engineered with more courses, to account
for the longer stitch length on the back of the body & balance out the hem.

first sleeve test.

invite to the presentation featuring the finished sweater, neck piece & their maker...
was pretty nervous, but the photo & invite came out great!

photos from the presentation by Luis Artemio De Los Santos

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