VK Live – Beautiful Handknits
The quality of hand knit garments at VK Live was inspirational – it’s just one of the many reasons why these events are so valuable to knitters of all levels. We come away with a head full of ideas – energized to move on-ward and up-ward.
Bijou Basin Ranch displayed their “Valle di Susa Cabled Wrap“ by Marly Bird at their spacious corner booth. Beautiful shape to the garment – also fabulous yarn and stitch choices. Wish I had one right now.
Windy Valley Muskox showcased three drop-dead gorgeous garments that really caught my eye. This cabled cowl-neck top makes beautiful use of the drape and softness of their yarn, with just the right garment shape and cable choices.
Their all-over cabled wrap has a universal appeal – something any one of us would love to knit and love to wear.
While the very specific person who could pull off wearing this dress would be a stunner – certainly all of us marvel at the design, styling, stitch choice and fit. Windy Valley doesn’t credit the design work on their web-site, but I would love to know who has such a keen eye and creative talent.
Lanaknits Hemp for Knitting was another booth with lovely garments – where I started to notice a trend – knitted dresses! The fabric their yarn makes had a wonderfully satisfying “hand” to it and the color saturation was deep and rich.
At the Woolmark booth I saw my 3rd knitted dress. Again, a stunning knitted accomplishment.
And then… the tour de force, the piéce de resistance, and any other French superlative you care to add – these magnificent gowns from Julia Ramsey. It would have been great fun to see them modeled!
The booth at Habu Textiles is always jam-packed at any show I’ve been to. Their innovative yarns and the designs using them appeal to a broad range of knitters – and for good reason.