Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Bristol Ivy reintroduces Color Commentary

We hope you are all having a fabulous holiday season!

Do you remember Color Commentary? It was a program we did a few years back giving us the opportunity to partner with prominent designers to create their own. Then they designed a pattern using that color and we sent it out into the world. It was a lot of fun for us. We had an opportunity to look at color through the eyes of someone else's talent. Pretty cool if you ask me! 

A while back Bristol Ivy was visiting our studio and we thought it the perfect opportunity to relaunch Color Commentary. We chatted a bit with Bristol about her vision for the perfect color. Here is what she had to say...

One color palette that has always fascinated me is patinas and rust.  I never love metals when they’re shiny and new; rather, I prefer them a few years (or decades) down the road, when they’ve lived a little bit and developed depth and complexity—sometimes in tones startlingly different than the metal itself.  My favorite of these is the patina that develops on copper.  Ranging from deep emerald to vivid jade to soft cedar, there is no iteration of it that I don’t love.  When Lorna’s Laces contacted me about creating a custom color, I knew immediately that I wanted to play with the possibilities of copper patina.  In Bristol’s Copper, the vivid jade takes center stage, and flashes of deep emerald and true copper peek through unexpectedly.  The colors all blend and meld harmoniously, and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
When it came to designing a pattern for Bristol’s Copper, I wanted a sweater that was truly me.  In addition, I wanted to choose a construction and stitch patterns that blended the colors of the yarn even further: brioche, slip stitch texture, right and left twists, and sideways knitting.  Finally, I wanted to take advantage of the drape of the yarn, while adding some structure to keep it polished.  Buckley was the result: a little preppy, a little vintage, a little modern, and all me.  I hope you love it, too!
We loved the idea, Bristol set color to dye and magic happened if I do say so myself. 
The pattern, dubbed Buckley, is available now and her color has started making its way to shops. The design is knit is Sportmate with a huge array of sizes from 37 1/4 - 65" using 5 - 8 skeins of Sportmate this sweater will be a great fit for most anyone. If you are in love and need help finding the pattern or the yarn just let us know and we will point you in the right direction.

P.S. Stayed tuned next year for more Color Commentary from some amazingly talented folks!