4.24.2012

Vogue Knitting Crochet


Have you all seen the preview for Vogue Knitting Crochet?  Its a special issue from Vogue Knitting all on fashion forward crochet.  The last time they put out a special issue was 1994.  It is still one of the ones I treasure in my library.

I am quite tickled about this issue.  So much so, that I actually gushed to the editors about how excited I was for the issue at the last TNNA.  To the point, that I know I sounded like a crazy person.  But when a group wants to put out fashion forward crochet, and wants to take the time to really make it modern; I am so thrilled.

Chachula Motif Tunic
This issue was one of my special projects that I absolutely LOVED working on.  In the issue, I have one tunic design, an article, and a ton of graphics.  My design is classic me.  It is a motif, join as you go design.  The style is perfect for summer.  I envisioned it as a beach cover-up/ willowy tunic.  Something that you would put on when you were feeling extra romantic. The yarn is quite lovely Mulberry Silk; but you can easily substitute a fine cotton (to make it a really cover-up).

The article I wrote is all about reading crochet diagrams, no big surprise there.  Naturally, I wanted to make sure that every pattern would have a diagram when needed; and volunteered my services to help in that effort. I could not be more thrilled at their excitement for including as many diagrams as possible.  I have not seen the final print version; but I know that between print and online you will find all the diagrams you could ask for in a magazine.
Yoko Hatta's Shell Purse

Doris Chan's Motif Tunic
Working so closely with some of the patterns (I worked on about a quarter of them); I got so inspired by the other designers.  A few of the ones I drew diagrams for and edited are on the side.  I totally fell in love with Yoko Hatta, she is a a designer that writes only in crochet diagrams.  I adored her work.  It was so easy for me to draw and write up the written directions; it was more of a joy then actual work.  Her shell purse is so simple, it is brilliant.  I also worked on Doris Chan's motif top.  Again, it was thrilling to see into her design process.  The tunic increases by changing the motif from a square to a pentagon then a hexagon.  Another favorite was Jennifer Hansen's Cardi Shawl.  It is one large rectangle that is cleverly seamed into an oversized cardigan.  You can wear it long as shown, or short with a large collar (by putting it on upside down).  While it was in my office, I tried it on quite often I loved the ease of style so much.

I can not wait to get my copy and see it all put together.  I am just so happy to be a part of the issue, and hope for a ton of success for them with the issue.
Jennifer Hansen's Cardigan


Photo Credits: Vogue Knitting Crochet 2012, photo by Rose Callahan

8 comments:

Voie de Vie said...

I've been so thrilled since the preview was posted. Cannot wait to buy my copy ... and I hope VK does this A LOT more often. :)

Congrats on your efforts in this most excellent issue.

CrochetBlogger said...

Very excited about this and love your explanation of why it's worth being enthusiastic about it!

Lupie said...

I will run out this weekend and pick one up!

Amie said...

It's packed with great designs. I DO hope that they make this a regular subscription. I'd be on that in a New York minute. I intend to pick up the digital issue ASAP.

Sweet Seahorse said...

This sounds like a magazine worth waiting for. Do you know if it will be available outside the US?
xXx Helen

Stacie said...

I love that cardigan and bag. I will definitely have to pick this issue up!!

Jennifer Crowley said...

Oh my gosh, I have to admit I'm just as excited as you! What a fortuitous isssue!

drenka said...

I have been following your blog for years and I really admire your work and love your designs.
Can you do a blog post about programs that you use for drawing diagrams?