Friday, August 17, 2012

Cookie's Shapes+Forms

Wow, have you seen the new collection from Cookie A? It's called Cookie A Knitwear Volume 1: Shapes and Form It's her first foray into garments rather than the socks she's so well known for. They have names like Conic, Obtuse, Slant. So very clever. The collection has 13 patterns. Eight are garments and five accessories.

Shepherd Worsted is featured in two projects. The first is called Rectangle. It's shown here in Cookie's eponymous colorway, Cookie's Deep Dark Secret. This design is a big rectangle with two holes for the arms. The braided cables and garter stitch make is cushy and cozy. It looks like a perfect topper for so many outfits.

The second piece, Cylinder, falls into the accessory category. This cowl uses the same texture and basic shape as Rectangle on a much smaller scale and adds a button band. It's also a one skein project! Or make them both for a beautiful set. I'm not sure whether I'd do the same color or two different colors. Maybe two similar colors, like two shades of blue...

I'd love to spend a day inside Cookie's head to figure out how things work in there. She manipulates shapes differently than anyone else I've ever met.This collection really shows that off. The title indicates that this is the first in a series. I'm intrigued to find out what she has planned for the encore.


Stefanie said...

When I saw the designs of this e-book yesterday in the Patterns section, I knew I had to buy one.

BTW, I've been getting lots of compliments on the Breaking Dawn colorway! I tell ppl the story of Lorna selling and you finding her ad in the back of a mag. Plus, I tell them how you're in Chicago and are inspired by anything around you for dyeing colorways.

Harpa J said...

The collection looks very fresh and modern. I especially like Radial.