The Christmas Hoodie

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I was very excited yesterday to see my new design ‘The Christmas Hoodie’ on the cover of the Christmas Issue of Knitting magazine. (You can just see my name on the right hand side of the cover!)

So yesterday, whilst we were out photographing some new designs (more tomorrow) I took some of my own photos of this gorgeous jacket ready for when rights revert to me in six months.

Copyright Susan Crawford 2010

The hoodie uses Jamie Possum Plus 4 ply yarn in claret and amazingly only uses 10 50gm balls for the first size. It is knitted in one piece from the bottom up with intricate but fun to knit bobbles on the pelmet, which also   has shaping panels front and back leading to a ribbed waistband, emphasising and minimising the waist line.

Copyright Susan Crawford 2010

From here wandering cables travelling up the body, drawing the eye inwards creating a slim line silhouette. The pelmet detail is repeated on the bell shape sleeves which also feature attractive puff sleeves.

Copyright Susan Crawford 2010

The hood is shaped as a traditional opera cloak hood, falling and resting on the shoulders. It is knitted in stocking stitch sideways, to allow the stocking stitch to roll back from the face, providing an elegant frame.

Copyright Susan Crawford 2010

My beautiful new model is a friend of my daughter’s, and amazingly, this is the first time she has ever modelled. She was a delight to work with and, as with each model I photograph, she brought a different dimension to the clothing, which I really enjoy discovering.

Copyright Susan Crawford 2010

There’s a definite romantic quality to these images, quite different I feel to other photographs I’ve taken. More beautiful photos tomorrow.

Oh something I always forget to do! If you are a member of ravelry, you can favorite or queue the hoodie here.

for now
Ruby xx

5 Responses

  1. Jenny
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    It is just beautiful Susan. Great work and lots of interesting things in it to keep you going.

  2. Woolly
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    Gorgeous! Congrats on the publication and such great photos!

  3. WickedStitch
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    Absolutely gorgeous! Great photos with the beautiful new model. Congrats!

  4. Hélène Magnússon
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    Beautiful and there is an article about me too in the magasine: so nice to meet you there. Loves

  5. Helen Spedding
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    Loving the photographs!

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