angel sneak preview

angel sneak preview
Originally uploaded by rchach.

For Amy Swenson's new book Sensual Crochet.

The concept behind the book is luxurious fibers and sexy garments. The publisher wants to shoot it very Vogue- like in dreamy scenes and sexy models. It should be really cool. I was lucky enough to have 2 designs excepted for the book, this being one of them.

The sweater is made from Lorna's Laces, Angel. Angel is an angora blend. Super soft and a joy to work with. Surprisingly bouncing and very elastic. Light as a feather. I kinda was surprised how much fun it was to crochet with. Its definitely the luxury that won me over.

The sweater has a convertible cowl neck into off the shoulder neckline, 3/4 length sleeves, and waist and bust shaping. Suzie was a poor model for the cowl since she has no arms, but we kept on.

I'm pretty happy with the outcome. My inspiration was ski bunnies from bad 80's movies. I think I captured (in hopefully not the cheesy way) the sensual style and sensual fiber of the sweater a proud ski bunny would wear. I had quite a few set-backs, like running out of yarn- big oops. And totally forgetting how long a cowl really is when you want it to hang off the shoulder. Still I think its pretty cute, and I am happy that it came together in the end.


Amy O'Neill Houck said...

It looks awesome--especially in the snow!

Robyn said...

Thank you!

My neighbors must have thought I totally lost my mind as I was trekking thru our 12 inches or so of snow with suzie in one hand and a table in the other. TO take a photo of a sweater. Oh well, I'm proud to wave my crochet freak flag.

Deneen said...

Beautiful sweater and terrific picture!