Friday, September 30, 2011

Chatoyant Vest

I am excited to announce that I have a pattern in a print magazine for the first time, the new Knit.Wear special issue of Interweave Knits. A preview of all the content is available here.

The Knit.Wear special issue is modern and elegant (speaking objectively, of course), and I'm flattered to be among such an amazing company of designers. My contribution is the Chatoyant Vest, made in Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in the colorway "Wild Violet."

Chatoyant - 4

The term "Chatoyant" refers to a stone of "changeable luster" such as Tiger's Eye. The vest design utilizes alternating Seed Stitch and Stockinette Stitch blocks to provide a changeable texture, and the yarn has a slightly heathered appearance, contributing further to the "luster" of the sweater.


The sweater is basically just a rectangle, with slightly canted armholes. Two buttons on the top corner provide a double-breasted closure, with a third flat button to hold the inside flap.


I can't tell you how tickled I am to have a pattern in Interweave Knits! Yea!

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is a very elegant design and I particularly like your explanation of the name. Well done!

Anna said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful!! Fabulous looking knit in a gorgeous colour!! Well done!!

Ginny said...

Lisa, the vest pattern is terrific! We've been bragging about you at the Weaving Department - "Look! Our customer Lisa is PUBLISHED!"

Robyn said...

Congratulations Lisa - cool pattern!