Friday, May 11, 2012

Indie Designer Day

PhotobucketDesigner: Vanessa Smith
Blog: Knit Rhapsody
Rav ID: NessaRenee
Some Great Designs: NessaRenee's Rav Designer Page

This designer's work is so amazing, and I've known about her designs for so long, I had assumed I profiled her ages ago.

I felt awfully foolish when I discovered I was wrong!

So here is the very long overdue indie designer profile of a fantastic, hip, feminine, wearable and wonderful knit designer, NessaRenee.

You've probably seen her work around the interwebs. I'll point out a few of my favourites:

Pictured is the Chantalle sweater. The whole thing is great, but check out the pattern page to see pics of the back of the neckline. It rises up and hugs the nape of your neck, in a very lovely detail.

Julissa, a straightforward, cabled, 3/4 length sleeve knit, is done up in great style by this designer. She has (what I happen to think) is the exact right amount of ease, interest, wearability AND knittability in this design.

Well, in all her designs, really.

To give you a taste of a non-sweater garment, Dyade is a set of fingerless mitts and a cowl: photographed wonderfully, styled perfectly, knit in delicious-looking yarn, and utilizing great texture to create interest.

She can do shawls and lace too.

Check out Kaliope and Sarai. These two knits have quite different vibes (one's sweet and feminine lace, one's a hip and modern take on simple shape and texture) but both contain the hallmarks of this designer's style: knitability, wearability, youth and femininity.

Love your work, NessaRenee! Can't believe I didn't profile you earlier!


flossieKNITS said...

she really does have a wonderful sensibility. I've been eyeing Chantalle for a while now.

Evelyn said...

I've admired this designer for a while and completely agree with why you like her, too.

Rachel S said...

Great post, like always! I am very much impresses with your work..