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Feeling inspired to knit

It is January, it is 2015 and it is time to think about the year ahead. I have started by looking at what inspires me this year. I usually get inspired by vintage fashion, the 40’s and 50’s always being important sources of inspiration for me, but this year I wanted to delve into the fashion archives a little deeper.

The androgyny of the 1920’s has always intrigued me. The glorious rebellion of fashion against the constrictions of traditional female dress taking on the toned down silhouette of a flapper girl. The straight up and down, the loose and flowing; how can something so easy going carry such a strong message?

 I’m unsure of the original source of these images, 
if anyone can help I would be very grateful!
We are talking of an era were women started redefining their roles, taking on different tasks, playing sports, having opinions, being heard. Although this was only the beginning of a revolution, it has to start somewhere. This picture of two ladies playing tennis, wearing practical clothing brings me joy. Fashion has a purpose. I enjoy designing clothes that will mean something to the person making and wearing them. 
Through my research I have gathered some images on Pinterest, you can take a look by clicking here. These images have in turn inspired me to knit. And my samples inspire me to draw. We will have to wait a bit before we see what garments will come of it. I really have no idea at this stage! But that is all part of the fun! 
Stitch samples

I shall return with further updates soon!

Happy knitting! Kari-Helene x

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3 comments

  1. Louise Tilbrook: February 2, 2015 7:48 am

    I love the peek into your design process. It's a fascinating era fashion wise and I look forward to seeing how you interpret it.

  2. Louise Tilbrook: February 2, 2015 7:48 am

    I love the peek into your design process. It's a fascinating era fashion wise and I look forward to seeing how you interpret it.

  3. Purl Alpaca Designs: February 5, 2015 10:17 am

    Thanks, Louise. It can be a frustrating process but also fun! It also seems to have it's own life and I never know quite where it will end up!

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