designing Andover

Andover sketch

 

Andover sketch

when preparing submission package to Twist Collective earlier this year, I was already working on my fall designs. For Fall 2012, I wanted to create wearable cardigan, jackets, and sweaters that reflect my own personal styles.

My husband and I took our dog to Laguna Beach (where we got married just a couple of years ago) and enjoyed a really romantic, relaxing brunch one weekend. I took a bunch of photos and these were my inspiration.

laguna beach

The chilly morning breeze was perfect for my Fall inspiration. Once I finished sketching several outfits, I swatched.

Andover’s beginning was a little bit bigger than the current version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the drape and the way stitches really showed off the tweed effect of the yarn. The rest just came naturally — the elbow patches, the huge vintage buttons I got from thrift store….

The pockets are small-ish but I think it works for this jacket. If you want to knit this and make the pockets a bit bigger, I suggest lowering where the pockets start so that you don’t end up with big pockets right under your boobs.

For those of you who are working on Andover, let me know if you have any question at all. I’m here to help!

 

 

 

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