As you all know, I love my colours in the darker range:
Black, charcoal, mid grey, light grey, a sliver of white. And grey. Did I mention grey?
My recent Monochrome Collection for Shibui Knits allowed me to explore
my preferred palette with their gorgeous yarns.
A match made in my version of heaven!
To provide an extra dimension to the collection,
I also based my designs around square geometry:
combined squares (grids + mesh)
garments with square forms + elements.
Love, love, LOVE.
< insert ecstatic full-body shudder over squares + greys >
[I *may* have squealed in delight more than a few times over these pieces!]
Monochrome | Aperture | Cardigan
framed with applied I-cord and
an asymmetric modified fisherman’s rib collar;
may be worn draped or buttoned.
Tip: You could try substituting the yarns listed with Shibui Staccato for increased sheen + drape.
Monochrome | Blur | Sweater
created with an added contrast thread.
Simple yet timeless.
And that high neckline: Perfect.
Monochrome | Filter | Vest
On trend transformable design piece:
Vest / Hoodie / Wrap Top / You decide
This square mesh stitch is truly sublime.
Balanced with a hem + snaps.
Tip: This design is super economic on yarn for the win.
Monochrome | Frame | Hat + Handwarmers
A spirit of play in these pieces
that take the grid design to another level:
the hat elongates the grid into the crown
the grid emerges over the hand in the handwarmers.
Tip: Ideal smaller projects to try the fabulous Shibui Pebble yarn + utterly on-trend for this Northern Winter.
Monochrome | Grain | Sweater
A feature wardrobe statement:
unique squared boatneck,
angled fronts, expressed seams,
and short row shaping to the back.
Tip: You could try substituting the yarns listed with Shibui Heichi + Silk Cloud for increased structure + form.
Monochrome | Lapse | Scarf
A spectacular graphic design piece.
Exploring negative + positive space
with an Escher-esque play on perspective
and square transitions with stranded colorwork.
And as I promised, a giveaway. MY BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER!
I have a total of 4 sets of these Monochrome Collection patterns to share with you.
1. Please leave a comment about your favourite Monochrome or Square Artwork or Building.
Yes – it could be a cubic sculpture or a cathedral with mesh form and eveything in between.
I will draw 2 random comments here for a chance to win one of the two available on my blog.
Entries close next Monday, 22 September 2014.
BUT WAIT. There’s more!
2. Share + Leave a comment on this Facebook post for a chance to win 1 set of the Monochrome Collection.
(You might want to like my page while you are there to keep up with any future giveaways, too.)
3. Hop over to my Instagram Account, regram this Instgram image with the hashtag #TheMonochromeCollection and tag me @assemblagekj for a chance to win the the last set of the Monochrome Collection I am giving away.
(And while you are there, you might want to follow me on IG to keep up with any future giveaways, too…)
Yep. It’s a bit like Christmas around here!
A total of 4 sets of these 6 patterns up for grabs.
Feel free to enter all options to up your chances.
Get on it and share the love. x