The Handknit Runway – Misa Erder
This is the 3rd article in the 8-part series, The Handknit Runway.
Part 1 – Introduction, with links to all the posts in the series.
This is Misa Erder, in her Owl and the Pussycat dress (which unfortunately, has not been written up – Note: click on any photo to get a bigger image):
Look at this incredible detail!
Another amazing pattern that is not yet written up is Shuffle. Just look at the intricate pattern the floats make, giving this vest a totally reversible fabric!
Misa premiered a new pattern at the fashion show! For this dress, she’s toying with the names “flotsam” or “dirga” – the room preferred the latter. The pattern is not yet on Ravelry, but she said you can tweet @craftivore if you’d buy this pattern once it’s available!
This uses Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn from Scotland. The neckline and armholes are steeked, and the bottom is a stockinette band with a reverse stockinette/purl row for the hem.
Misa’s portion of the show ended with a magnum opus – her Ex Libris book jacket. Misa has created many book covers professionally, but prior to this one they were all printed, not knit. Click through the project link – the back includes an ISBN, and the flap includes her picture. Really amazing stuff. There’s no pattern for this, because it’s so personal and depends on the size of the book, but it’s amazing to see what comes out of Misa’s mind!
Next up – Ellen Mason, who is a powerhouse of knitting and sewing.