Metallic

My comfort zone color palette may be soft pastels and cozy neutrals, but I actually love metallics.  Especially when worked into knits, I think the contrast of the yarn’s softness and the hard edges of metals make for an eye-catching combination.

Antonio Berardi Pre-Fall

Weaving with a pop of gold from All Roads

Whether it’s a metallic dye treatment, or a piles of metal hardware connected to sweater knits, it is a feature I would love to explore more in the future.

Esther Paleologos creates knit art from various metal wires all from a domestic knitting machine.

This week, I found a bold metallic blue yarn deep in the archives of the Ita Vero yarn stash.  I thought the brightness and futuristic element of the color would pair surprisingly well with the worn-in denim look yarn I had been saving for a special project.   The “Mercury Cowl” is an ombre metallic textured knit cowl made from those two yarns.  The soft drape and simple silhouette will be a stylish addition to any fall/winter wardrobe.

Mercury Cowl – available for sale in the store

Ita Vero Knits on Etsy

New in Store

I’ve been updating the store with an assortment of items lately.   We now carry yarns as well, so check out the shop!

Yarns ranging from $5-7 per cone.

Teal and Grey Texture and Rib Chunky Knit Cowl, $30

Grayscale Ombre Beaded Hat, $26

Carol Milne

When describing the tactile elements of knits, words evoking softness, drape, and coziness come to mind.  Artist Carol Milne has created works that have us re-considering that notion of knitting.  Her pieces showcase knitting, but with glass as the medium.

Milne has come up with a revolutionary method of glass-making to create the base sculpture.

She then painstakingly chips away at the piece to create the final artwork.  Therefore, all the yarn loops and textures have been sculpted by hand afterwards.

View more of Carol Milne’s works at her gallery site.