I've never designed for Vogue before. I guess that I've gotten so caught up with championing the beginner/intermediate stitchers via magazines like Knit Simple
, that I'd never thought to submit to a mag that caters to the more advanced set. When editor-in-chief Trisha Malcolm called to ask me to design a skirt in Bernat Handicrafter Crochet Thread
for the Summer 2013 Vogue Knitting Crochet
issue though, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I'm happy to announce that the issue is out, and included in it is my Half Hexagon Skirt
Vogue Knitting Crochet 2013, photo by Rose Callahan
For this design I played with making the hard angles of geometric shapes look soft by using a larger hook and periodic openwork. My shape-crush du jour (is that a thing?) is hexagon (they're totally the new circles ;-)) so for this garment I used both 1/2 and 2/3 version panels. From there, I filled in the rest of the piece with the shapes I needed to create the fit I wanted. Voila!
I love Vogue's rock-a-billy take on styling for the magazine shot. The skirt would also look great though, over a vintage half-slip worn with a t-shirt and boots or flip-flops. Make it, then make it your own!
Here are the specs:
Designer: Vickie Howell
For sizes: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
I may be biased, but man, this is of VKC is amazing! I'm humbled and honored to have a project included amongst ridiculously talented designers like: Mari Lynn Patrick, Robyn Chachula, Laura Zukaite and Kazekobo. You can see (and "Fave") all of the projects from the issue on Ravelry.