Friday, April 27, 2012

Indie Designer Revisited

PhotobucketDesigner: Zoë Scheffy
Blog: Seaside Knitting
Rav ID: Luome-Cloudberry
Some Great Designs: Luome-Cloudberry's Rav Designer Page
Original Indie Designer Post: October 30, 2009

Looking at the list of publications Luome-Cloudberry has been a part of exemplifies, quite perfectly, my initial desire to create these Indie Designer Revisit posts.

First off are the pictured Sweetheart Legwarmers. Published in Knit Picks in 2011, these pretty leggies, simple and wonderfully decorated, make me want to: start dancing again, make more leggies, and wear different ones on each leg! I think it's cute.

In knit.wear's premiere issue, they featured Luome-Cloudberry's Ruffle Sleeve Pullover. One of my favourites from that publication, it makes perfect use of ruffles to add just the right amount of detail to a lovely, simple knit.

It's also good to see she's continuing with her self-publishing: two examples of thesesuch pieces are the Linen Stitch Tweed Hat and the unique and pretty Art Nouveau Headband. The Linen Stitch hat uses are great brim and cute wee ribbon to create personality in a very usable, classic, functional knit. The Art Nouveau Headband is, conversely, an historically inspired throwback to the early 1900s. Embellished with ribbon, button and a feather, this piece is fashionable whimsy at its best.

Luome-Cloudberry has also had the distinction (twice!) of being published in Interweave Knits. See her Latvian Braid Mitts and Nautilus Mitts. Both are wonderful examples of her style, which I think is summed up greatly in her blog name, Seaside Knitting.

Check it out! She has plenty more designs to see!

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