“The problem is I’m not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I’m too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I’m not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That’s all there is to it.” – Bill Cunningham
Trending on the streets this fall/winter was the Cabled Knit Hat and chances are the next knitting trend could come from the streets as well. Behind some of those trends is well-known fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.
Free Knit Cashmere Cabled Hat Pattern
If you live in New York City, most likely you are familiar with ‘Bill’ – Street Style Photographer for the New York Times. If you are unfamiliar with him, treat yourself to the 2011 documentary – Bill Cunningham, New York (video below).
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.
Wearing his trademark blue jacket and on foot or by bike, Bill captures the true-to-life essence of fashion and fashion trends on the streets of New York. He shoots assuming & unassuming shots of people who represent ‘What’s Happening’ or better yet, ‘What’s Going to Happen’ in fashion.
If you haven’t already watched this film, take a pause, pick up your knitting project and enjoy a heartwarming piece of work that shares the daily life of a gentle soul embracing the breathe of fashion with his camera, a keen eye and contagious glee.
The documentary video is available below and you can also find it on Netflix.
There’s still time to knit a Cashmere Cabled Hat! Free pattern and Free Shipping on the kit…
While at Vogue Knitting Live in January, Beryl & Lindy met Megan Graddy from PostStitch. PostStitch Knitting Club is a subscription-based service that delivers monthly knitting projects to knitters worldwide (read more). Our Zara HD Striped Scarf was a hit at VKLive and Megan thought it would be a great project for a Knit-A-Long on Ravelry.
“While we were at Vogue Knitting Live we met the talented women of Tricoter, a yarn shop in Seattle. We were blown away by their original patterns, including their show-stopping Zara HD Striped Scarf It’s a bold, 4-color oversized scarf knit with the super soft Zara and TSC ArtYarn’s Zara Hand-Dye. Up until now, this scarf has been a shop exclusive but we have convinced them to let us host a KAL!” – Megan Graddy/PostStitch
Kits are now available to purchase for the Ravelry KAL Event and you can sign up to participate on the PostStitch website. Cast On Date: March 1st!
For the original piece we used two skeins of hand dyed yarn in completely different color families – something you might not normally or let’s say, comfortably do. We’ve always been in love with the concept of highlighting extreme color combinations with a bold black & white contrast so this piece was a natural for us.
More color inspiration is pictured below and all combinations are available in kits. All kits includes: Color combination of your choice, black & white contrast yarn, pattern.
Click here for more information, more colors and to purchase this scarf project.
Hope you can join us for our first Knit-A-Long!
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