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Sunday, October 6, 2013

"Hitch" - Patterns inspired by Films of Alfred Hitchcock

And the winner is Dayana !
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This is part of the blog tour for the book Hitch.
When I saw the call for submissions for this book, I was very inspired because I really love the fashions of that era. I had been playing around with an idea for straight-line intarsia, and as I looked at fashions from the 1950s and 60s, this design gradually took shape in my mind. 
My pattern is the Riviera Nights Stole. 


In the 50’s and 60’s, this classic stole might have been worn over a strapless evening dress or a tailored day dress. It’s a look that Grace Kelly as Francie might have worn in To Catch a Thief for those Riviera nights with a hint of chill.
The black and white color scheme is simple and dramatic.
 
For versatile modern usage, it could be worn as a scarf or wrap to accent a dress, jacket, or top.

The stole is comprised of two rectangles, each bisected into a black and a white triangle, using intarsia to create the design. Increases and decreases keep the intarsia border straight and even.
Applied i-cord provides an elegant, smooth edging. A little bit of ribbing at the edges adds stability and helps prevent curling.
The Stole can easily be made larger or smaller simply by casting on more or fewer stitches. It's perfect for a first-time intarsia project.


I am running a giveaway for a pdf (E-book) version of the Hitch book here on my blog. Just post a comment on my blog to be entered to win. The comment can be anything related to the book: favorite pattern(s), the whole theme, or a comment about your favorite Hitchcock film. The deadline is Oct 13. Be sure to leave an email or Ravelry ID so I can contact you. 
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Hitch is currently available through Cooperative Press as an ebook, and as a preorder for the print and PDF combined package.
 


 These are the other stops on the Tour:

9/28/2013: Sunset Cat Designs 
10/5/2013: Knitting Kninja
10/7/2013: 
Herrlichkeiten
10/8/2013: 
Knit and Travel
10/9/2013: 
Knit & Knag Designs
10/10/2013: 
Wooly Wonka Fibers
10/11/2013: 
Verdant Gryphon
10/15/2013: 
Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches
10/16/2013: 
Rewolluzza
10/21/2013: 
Knitwear Designs by Carolyn Noyes
10/22/2013: 
Peacefully Knitting
10/23/2013: 
Dark Matter Knits
10/24/2013: 
Turnknit: Dani Berg Designs
10/25/2013: 
SweetGeorgia Yarns
10/28/2013: 
doviejay knits
10/29/2013: 
Triona Designs
10/30/2013: 
Tactile Fiber Arts
11/4/2013: 
A Knitter's Life
11/5/2013: 
Catchloops
11/6/2013: 
Yarn On The House
11/07/2013: 
Ramblings
11/12/2013: 
Hazel Knits
11/13/2013: 
Knitcircus
11/19/2013: 
indigodragonfly
11/9/2013: 
Fyberspates
11/25/2013: 
knittingkirigami
11/22013: 
A B-ewe-tiful Design

21 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love Hitchcock?! Great idea for a collection. Marnie is my favorite movie.

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  2. What a great idea - designing things around a producer/director. Especially Hitchcock, who is a total classic.
    wahoomerryf on Rav

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  3. Love this collection and the premise it was created around! knitschmidt on rag

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  4. Of course, I know Hitchcock because he had an estate in the Santa Cruz Mountains which is now a winery! LOL! casey AT stories-about-love DOT com

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  5. I love all the classic designs in Hitch - and yours is a real winner!

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  6. I love reading more about the inspirations for these great designs!

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  7. I adore your stole!! Very pretty design and I can certainly imagine it being worn by someone in a Hitchcock film. I love Hitchcock films and his TV series. I have all the DVDs for the series and am currently watching Season 6 (out of only 7 - I'll be very sad when I get to the end!). My favorite movie is probably Rear Window - although I do like almost all his movies ♥ I am econnerd on Rav

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  8. Such a fabulous idea! And your stole is beautiful.

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  10. Love Hitchcock movies, especially Rear Window.

    sherryglover1 on Ravelry

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  11. What a great design theme! Your stole is so classy, put me down for this giveaway! My email is saborarep@gmail.com, or I'm saborarep on Ravelry.

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  12. I love the Melanie Shawl
    Ravelry id: Sandee8908

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  13. I imagine it's hard to come with a Hitchcock-inspired pattern. Well done! Greetings from a current Montrealer. :) Rav ID: dayana

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  14. What a nice book! I love the Exacta hat!

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  15. I am in love with almost every pattern from this book, I would love a copy! I also found your blog, yay, another knitting blog!

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  16. These patterns are just so lovely! Rav id: sweeetpeaches

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  17. I've favorited just about every one of these patterns on Ravelry - they are all awesome! (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  18. Psycho is my favourite of his films. I remember being so shocked when I first saw the ending!
    lindarumsey on Ravelry

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  19. totally love the drape of that stole...lovely!

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  20. I love Psycho...and finally watching it for the first time with my high schooler! Thanks for the fun. Yhime407 on Ravelry

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