Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Behind the Scenes of Hitch
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:
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
10/8/2013: 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
10/21/2013: 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
11/6/2013: Yarn On The House
11/12/2013: Hazel Knits
11/22/2013: A B-ewe-tiful Design