Saturday, April 7, 2012

Gönül Paksoy

Do you ever come across a picture of something and say, "I'd like to knit that?"  I found this picture of a cardigan by Turkish designer Gönül Paksoy in Selvedge magazine, an excellent magazine.

I think that it's a beautiful design with lots of interesting details:  the waist shaping, the neckline draping, the delicateness.  I'm not sure that I'd make the sleeves as long as they are here. 

I find inspirations everywhere.  I'm a bad one to go shopping with as I spend a lot of time checking out sweaters, seeing how they are made, what kind of yarn was used, color, whether it was knitted or cut like a sewing pattern and assembled.  If I see a stranger with a beautiful sweater, I've been known to compliment him or her. 

I can't be the only one, can I?


Patty said...

Oh, no. You're not the only one. I find myself checking out sweaters in movies to see if they're hand-knit (Julia Roberts was wearing them in something I watched recently). I'll often tell strangers that I like their sweaters or hats or scarves, esp. if they look hand-knit.

Coralee said...

That is a stunner! Not sure it's something I'd feel comfortable making but it is definitely worth admiring. I always comment to strangers about what they are wearing, hand knit or otherwise. It's always nice to get a compliment and amazing conversations sometimes occur.