Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another one done!--"LUX series"

So last night I finished the second bag-hat, which was not on the list.
Same pattern as the MIXBERRY but in blues, so I'm calling it SAPPHIRE.

This will be included in the upcoming "LUX" series.
This year I'm going to have two separate general "lines", one being the regular line which I will still make sure the materials are picked carefully, and LUX series being the ones I knitted with luxury yarns that I kind of have to splurge to buy.  That meaning silk, baby alpaca, pure kid mohair, pure bamboo, possibly yak/camel/cashmere in the future, and some hand-dyed yarns, which means no two skein has the exact same color/color variations.

So what I'm aiming to do with this line is to give people a chance to purchase luxury knitwear for themselves and for their loved ones without spending a fortune--since if you buy accessories with these materials in a regular store, price could easily shoot up to 3digits for a tiny thing.

This Sapphire's body is made with "premium blend of 50% alpaca and 50% silk", and wool/silk blend for the brim and drawstring.  Silk gave this hat a subtle and elegant sheen. Since some people may feel alpaca is a little too toasty, I made this one with the same eyelet lace and with a slightly looser gauge so it doesn't get overly hot.

I hope I get to take photos soon... Coming up is a two-tone wrist warmer!

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