Manchester, England, England
Across the Atlantic Sea
And I’m a genius, genius …
Today I have the pleasure to review the first and unique Summer Knitwear Collection of talented Emily Platt, the woman behind Lost in Knit.
Emily first caught my eye on Facebook earlier this year as she showed her way to make a intarsia pattern using a picture of a palm tree to create a knitting pattern for her Summer Knitwear Collection.
In Row@n eNewsletter May 2012 she said : “I wanted to create a complete knitwear range as my career aim is to design hand knit pieces that are different to what people can buy on high street.”
Now with her Summer Knitwear Collection she is showing that she is on her way designing unique eye-catching and wearable knitwear.
As some of you already know I’m a great fan of the theater, especially opera and ballet. The last performance I have visited was Hair on our local open-air stage.
An so it is no surprise that the design, that caught my eye first is the Flower garland headband, a real flower-power item, here accompanied with a pom–pom necklace. It is truly the ultimate accessory for this summer AND you are able to change the colours if you like.
The Textured knit top also reminds me on the hippie-generation. A relaxed look and with a keyhole back, change the colours of this knitwear made in organic cotton.
The next design I really love is the Handknit Zebra fair isle vest top. It has a buttoned back and a fair isle zebra pattern on the front. I know, if you wear that top on a festival or on a hot summer day you will get a lot of interest.
Maybe you want to read more about the process designing and knitting this top, then you may read Emily’s blog post about it.
But not only Africa inspired this Summer Knitwear Collection of Emily but also Hawaii.
Here is her Palm Tree top, the perfect laid back vest for summer with a tropical feel. Knitted in cotton, linen and viscose it is perfect for hot summer days. Want to see more pictures of this unique knitwear, here is the link.
At the moment it is really hot outside. What is better on such a day than a cup of ice-cream?
The next design reminds me on ice-cream, orange and raspberry. The Neon Colourblock Vest is perfect for lazy summer days. And if you want to taste some other sorts of ice-cream, maybe vanilla and chocolate, you are able to change the colours! Perfect.
If you want to read more about the talented Emily Platt and her unique Summer Knitwear Collection, look at the blogpost of lovely Claire Durbin from Knitandpurlgarden.
Also do check out Emily’s Lost in Knit Facebook page.
Follow her blog for upcoming designs and great inspirations.
And you can find Emily’s Summer Knitwear Collection in her Folksy Shop