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I thought you might want you see a little of the back story for the pullover mobius from the objet d’art story of norah gaughan vol 2.

My original sketch:
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My first idea for this story was “twisted twins”, with pairs of sweaters or sweaters paired with other pieces. In this case my expanded definition for a twin set was going to be pullover and necklace. I thought I’d knit or crochet a necklace in Seduce, incorporating lace stretched onto thin metal bracelets. As the knitting progressed, the story changed and the necklace never got made. The concept for the necklace later became part of our free pattern aurum:
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You may recognize the circles, I lifted them from astrid, the red shawl in norah gaughan vol 1.
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Ok, back to mobius. The perfect shot came early in photography, but I insisted on torturing everyone by shooting this set up:

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I really like this photo, but I had to agree that the photo we used in the book was just “it”.

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. samm #

    What a gorgeous design! I like your first photo too. But the sweater shows better in the one chosen for the book. :O) Beautiful beautiful sweater. I must be becoming a “real” knitter, as I can immediately see how that sweater fits together, the process of knitting it. This makes me appreciate your design even more.

    March 3, 2008
  2. portlandia #

    That’s not ‘torturing everyone’….that’s ‘exploring your creative options’…

    March 4, 2008
  3. mae #

    I just have to say I love the way your new booklet “Norah Gaughan Vol 2″ was announced on the website. I enjoyed hearing what went into the designs and the excitement in your voice while talking about them. Now it is just a matter of which one to start with!

    March 4, 2008
  4. I took a peek at the booklet, love them all! Especially Ruffle and Currer. Looks like the bottom part of Currer has a very unique construction. I lood forward to seeing the pattern.

    March 7, 2008
  5. Lori #

    Great sweater, appears to be a great guy as well. Well done.

    March 11, 2008
  6. JanetD #

    I love the idea of reversible patterns, especially when the sweater bridges the gap between pullover and cardigan.

    March 14, 2008
  7. KellyD #

    Awesome sweater! er… does John have an unmarried brother?

    March 17, 2008
  8. I love this wrap and its such a clever design llike so many of your designs . So lovely to see how things work in the ‘background’ too

    March 17, 2008
  9. that is a really handsome sweater!

    March 20, 2008
  10. as a photographer, i can totally see why you like the first photo– the composition is intriguing. of course, the sweater looks best is the chosen photo, but i am happy to see your pick, and get a peek into the creative process. thanks.

    March 21, 2008
  11. He looks fantastic, and genuinely happy, if not a bit embarrassed, to be photographed in it! Excellent job.

    March 26, 2008

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