Friday, October 17, 2008

Color Style

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Look what I got in the mail! And see who's sweater is on the back cover!

Retro Andean on Color Style

In the late 70's I wanted one of these Inca Alpaca sweaters in a desperate way. I'd seen them in the September, College Issue, of Mademoiselle Magazine; the big fat telephone-book issue with real college girls as models. A few years later Lady Diana Spencer wore one at Balmoral on her betrothal weekend or whatever it was... although I was on to different looks by then, pink and black striped jeans come to mind, I still harbored a secret desire for an Andean alpaca sweater with birds and little people on it...Many years later, the dream comes true!


Retro Andean


Don't feel you need to wear it with a long shirt underneath, waistlines are up you know, Retro Andean is made with Classic Elite Inca Alpaca, soft enough to wear next to your skin. Color Style edited by Pam Allen and Ann Bud, also includes my Gee's Bend Pullover as well as 15 other colorful, interesting designs by an amazing group of top designers.

14 comments:

A Walsh said...

LOVE how you put these two shots next to eachother. The sweater is really beautiful and seeing Diana in it is really great.

Inca Alpaca is fabulous yarn and comes in such a variety of colors too.

hmm, I think i should make one..

Poethead said...

Congratulations on another great pattern!

Gudrun Johnston said...

Love it...how exciting..can't wait to get a copy!

kat coyle said...

that's awesome! i've been dreaming of those amazing andean chullo hats. Love this sweater. I didn't realize you had two fabulous designs in this book!

magnusmog said...

Maybe you should come over to Balmoral with your sweater ? :)

Craft Punk said...

I love the Andean-style sweater with that sweet bright blue running through it, very cute and modern. Can't wait for my copy of the book to arrive!

Connie said...

Congratulations on yet another gorgeous colorwork design! Your facility with combining colors and motifs is impressive :)

Ronja Stickardotter said...

Hej! :)
Rolig bild på prinsessan Diana du har hittat!
/Ronja

Kri Kri said...

Oh so much fun to stroll down memory lane... those thick fall fashion issues! Yet your sweater is even better than the original! Nice fresh colors! Birds remind me of someplace like La Tienda on the Ave!...I think I need the long T underneith!

Kathy said...

Wow, I just picked up my copy from the bookstore, and I love, love, love this sweater! I also saw your Christmas tam from last year in a magazine ad recently! Yay!

Mary Jane said...

Wow, thanks everybody!

and Kri,
La Tienda! Covet-central in high school, I wonder if it is still there?

Kri Kri said...

La Tienda does live on, but it is now in Ballard on Market Street.
Wanna go next time you're in Seattle?!

Lynn said...

OH, I need to put this book on my wishlist!

Gina said...

That's absolutely wonderful. Congratulations!