Friday, February 19, 2010

Indie Designer Day

Designer: Karen Clement
Blog: knit 1 chicago
Rav ID: kclem
Some Great Designs: kclem's Rav Designer Page

...what was that I was just saying last week about having a thing for bulky yarnned knits?

This week's designer is quite the artisan with her thick yarn, needles and hooks.

Witness kclem's Magnum Reversible Vest/Wrap (pictured right). This is how you do a bulky sweater/top! The cinching of the belt give the solid structure this casual-cool bulky knit needs - and wowzers, is it striking!

And I'm not sure I've ever seen a bulky crochet reaching such fashionable heights; take a boo at Magnum Capelet #4 (crochet) and tell me I'm wrong! All kclem's pieces make me want to go out and buy bulky yarn now now now.

Finally, I'd like to highlight the stylish Magnum Capelet #1. A top down, one skein, creation of wearable loveliness like this is hard to resist.


Julie said...

yay, I love Karen's designs! I did one of the caplets, and I wear it A.. The. Time. And her new shrug is on my to-knit list.

LittleCanoe said...

Wow, her work is definitely striking. I love it! I'm going to have to try one out, since it's so quick to knit! Thanks for sharing!

Knit 1 Chicago said...

Wow! I'm blushing! Thank you for the positive post, comments and support!

Hilary said...

Bulky yarn, LOVE. That wrap/vest is stunning. And it's got to be quick, right?

Trish said...

So great! I just love Karen's work! BTW Shamiekaknits blog did your sexy vestie as her Ravelympics post. Check it out!