Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Behind the Scenes of Hitch

Hello Knitters!

I finally get to fully introduce you to a project that has been behind the scenes for a little while! Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock is a collection of pattern recently published by Cooperative Press and edited by Stephannie Tallent.

It is full of beautiful patterns - large and small - that all have a slight retro edge to them! And all of them are based upon one of Alfred Hitchcocks' films!

Just take a look:
Alicia Tam

Greenwich Village Cardigan

Souvenir of a Killing

And those are just three of my favorites!

I took on the task of designing a male/unisex piece. How could the admirable fashion of Cary Grant not get a nod in the book. I ordered a bunch of movies and began to watch. Yes, hard task; right? Well, one of my all time favorite movies is "To Catch a Thief," and when I watched it again, I knew my sweater had to come from that film - what a classic!

Here's what my mood board looked like after a little movie watching...

And here's what I came up with "Robie" (I think I called it Riveria Stripes with a nod to the nautical stripes)

You can see all the patterns here
You can purchase the book as a download or a hard copy here

You can catch the whole tour here (You won't want to miss it!):

9/28/2013: Sunset Cat Designs
10/5/2013: Knitting Kninja
New! 10/05/13: Knit One, Heart Too Podcast
10/7/2013: Herrlichkeiten
10/8/2013: Knit and Travel
10/9/2013: Knit & Knag Designs
10/10/2013: Wooly Wonka Fibers
10/11/2013: Verdant Gryphon
10/15/2013: Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches
10/16/2013: Rewolluzza
10/21/2013: Knitwear Designs by Carolyn Noyes
10/22/2013: Peacefully Knitting
10/23/2013: Dark Matter Knits
10/24/2013: Turnknit: Dani Berg Designs
10/25/2013: SweetGeorgia Yarns
10/28/2013: doviejay knits
10/29/2013: Triona Designs
10/30/2013: Tactile Fiber Arts (you’re here!)
11/4/2013: A Knitter’s Life
11/5/2013: Catchloops
11/6/2013: Yarn On The House
11/07/2013: Ramblings
11/12/2013: Hazel Knits
11/13/2013: Knitcircus
11/19/2013: indigodragonfly
11/9/2013: Fyberspates
11/22/2013: A B-ewe-tiful Design
11/25/2013: knittingkirigami

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Congrats on a new published design! I think it's a great, modern male sweater.