Proudly presenting – The Journey Collection!
We have just received the edited images back from our photographer and we are so excited we can’t wait to share it with you! We think the garments and the images are truly beautiful and really hope you do too!
Online release date has been set for the 5th of October!
Let’s start with one of Kari-Helene’s favourite pieces from this collection; the Louisianna Jacket modeled by the beautiful Abigail. The loose and easy fit of this jacket is offset by the fabulous cable edging finished with a fringe detail along the back hem. The body of the jacket is knitted all in one with no side seams, no picking up of stitches and no adding of edge or fringe at the end!! It’s a little bit like magic!
You may recognize the hat and scarf on our fabulous model Stephen as our George set! George hat and scarf works brilliantly for men as well as women and will keep anyone warm even on the coldest winter days!
Next up is the Linatra Bolero. This is a quick and fun knit. It is worked in one piece with fringe and cable edging worked at the same time as the bolero itself leaving you with absolutely no seams and only a few ends to sew in to finish. This neat little bolero makes a fun addition to any evening dress but also works beautifully with tunics and tops!
If you are worried about starting a large project using the fringe and cable at the same time, how about starting of with a smaller piece such as the Luna Cowl?
This cowl shape is one of our best selling styles of accessories and this year Kari-Helene has come up with a fresh and interesting take on the old favourite. The project includes short row shaping, and interesting cable edging and a nerve wrecking unravel technique to create the fringe! Definitely of the more exciting pieces!
To finish off our cable theme of this collection, we have decided to include another favourite; the headband. This lovely take on the headband is lovely and warm and uses the cable pattern to create a soft and pretty edge.
Here is a first for us; Kari-Helene has designed a jumper knitted completely in the round! Sleeves and body are connected through the cleverly shaped yoke. The yoke picks up the interesting stitch detail from the cuffs and the edge of the jumper.
The triangular detail is inspired by 1920’s and 30’s knitwear as well as the beautiful cuts of silk evening dresses of the same era.
The jumper is lightweight as it is knitted on large needles, works up really quickly and is a dream to wear!
Lily Dress and Bolly Waistcoat
Kari-Helene has been inspired by the glorious fashion of the 1920’s and 30’s whilst creating the Journey Collection. The women’s fashion of the time was moving away from the voluminous and restricting dresses of the early 1900’s and women were choosing dresses allowing them greater freedom. The Lily dress reflects the easy shapes of the era whilst picking up the elegant details of the brilliant designers of the time such as Madeleine Vionnet. The angular detail starting at the low of the back and moving with the shape of the rib cage towards the front creates an interesting and beautiful detail making this dress a true classic!
Kari-Helene has also picked up the beautiful zig zag detail of Lorelle and Lily and carried it through to the men’s pieces of the collection tying the collection together. The Bolly Waistcoat is an easy slip over for both the stylish young man and the older stylish dresser. This is also a great piece for unisex dressing!
This cardigan is inspired by an original 1920’s piece of knitwear. Kari-Helene has created a modern interpretation using colour work (we know, this is unusual for her!) and a fabulous garter stitch collar, creating a beautiful and super comfy piece of knitwear. We look forward to seeing what colour combinations you come up with! However, if colour work is not your thing, this cardigan can easily be knitted in one colour only.
Here is another stylish piece for the male knitters or for those of you generous enough to knit for the men in your life!
Using the same zig zag detail as in the Lady Cardigan this becomes a modern, yet timeless piece of knitwear.
The jumper is knitted in the round hence eliminating the need for side seams.
So, there you go! The Journey Collection will shortly be coming your way. We are launching the collection at Alexandra Palace as usual and will also be adding the kits and patterns on the website at the beginning of October. We hope you are as excited as we are and we are looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Which design is your favourite? Which one will you knit first? Which one is for the Christmas wish list?
We’re off to Yarndale now, hope to see you there!
Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx