Friday, February 20, 2009

Indie Designer Day

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Designer: Breean Miller
Blog: breeanelyse
Rav ID: breeanelyse
Some Great Designs: breeanelyse's Rav Designer Page

This designer has an array of garments, but I was so taken by her various neck accoutrement that I've made it the focus of my profile - but please check out her designer page on Rav for the others!

I'm stunned to see that there's only about 12 people knitting her extra chunky neck warmer (pictured here). How cool is this knit? If you have a single gorgeous biggy button, this would be an awesome way to display it!

Once again I'm taken in by deceptively-simple design and texture with her keep me warm cowl. Stitch variation used with fantastic results! Once again, only 6 people knitting it? Why haven't more people seen her work? (and, as a side note: I'm of the belief that ruffles are a very difficult design element to incorporate into a knit. I think this would be - dare I say - one of the best examples I've seen of good ruffle).

And, it comes as no surprise that a marriage of knitting and ribbon makes me a happy knitter. Her Neck Truffle is a good example of balance between design elements: the ribbon adds a flair to the knit that would be too much if paired with an overly-complicated design aspect, such as particular cables, intricate bobbles, n' such. The modest stitch with chunky yarn is exquisite.

3 comments:

littlebirdbigcity said...

Wow, I love her stuff! This is great! I can't wait to make one. I'm a big fan of the ribbon, I think that'll be next on my list. Thanks!

Hilary said...

I agree -- why is EVERYONE not making her stuff?! Especially the Neck Truffle...so pretty!

Bree Miller said...

Thanks so much for the excellent compliments! How exciting!

-BreeanElyse