The Ripple from Tahki Stacy Charles is coming next week. I cannot wait. You probably saw in last week's newsletter that we're doing a class on Remsen, a stunning twist front top that flatters every figure. Stacy and I were talking about Remsen, and he said that he would also pull together a trunk show of other garments featuring Ripple. I checked on Ravelry to see the garments he was sending, and they all looked nice.
It's really hard to capture the beauty of hand knits in a photograph. As I said, the garments on Ravelry looked nice. So, I was expecting nice. What arrived was so much more than nice. It was fabulous. I was blown away by how beautiful the garments in the trunk show actually are. The fabric you can create with Ripple is just amazing -- light and textural and lovely. I can see why Eileen Fisher bought it for her spring line too.
Here are a few highlights.
The Philadelphia Duster is a long open cardigan with a deep pleat in the back that gives it a very flattering silhouette.
Ginni and I both tried on and liked the Boston Pullover
This simple three quarter sleeved pullover has a contrasting stripe up the sleeve and at the neckline. Really smart and comfortable -- good length on both the body and the sleeve. I like our sample which is worked in the cream colored Ripple.
Another fun one is Post Card.
It's worked by picking up stitches log-cabin style, so you don't have to seam all those little pieces. It's a fun garment. We all agreed that maybe the sleeves could be a little longer, but a playful knit.
There are several others, but these are my favorites. Come see the garments - try them on pick up your favorite colors of Ripple before it's sold out again!