Knitwear Final Project

That's it.  This was my last project before my senior thesis project!!!  I can't believe how extremely far I've come and how fast life has been going lately!  Back to this project though...  My inspiration was stained glass windows, particularly Gothic arches.  I knitted this sweater using a plain ole knit stitch.  I used black and white mercerized (treated for softness and shine) cotton yarn.  After patterning, knitting (in some cases re-knitting), blocking, and joining my pieces I hand sewed on all of the I-cords that create the window pattern on the front.  I also sewed the under dress out of a stretch cotton sateen.  It's just a simple a-line pink mini dress with a keyhole in the back.

My critique went great, but more importantly I'm so incredibly proud of this project!  I feel like it joins all of my aesthetic interests perfectly; it's graphic, a little mod, minimal, and a little fun!  Plus, I finished 5 hours before the critique, got plenty of sleep every night, and had absolutely NO melt downs during it's creation.  That my friends is a miracle.  I finally know how to plan projects and manage time effectively.

xoxo, Mallory

p.s. Thanks to my beautiful friend Catherine who is a fashion product design major for being my muse and model!