The idea for my Whirlpool vest started almost a year ago as a collection of vaguely related sketches in my notebook
Then I charted and knit this swatch with a certain idea...
...but decided I wanted something that was less linear, more interlocking, but still vaguely circular. Which led to this:
because I thought, at first, I would make a dk-weight stranded cardigan:
and got this far. It has quite a thick fabric and might work well as an outdoor (or hockey-watching in cold arenas) jacket, but I began to think a smaller, lighter-weight sweater would be something I would wear most often, so it morphed into a vest.
When Twist released their gorgeous mood board for the Winter issue it included several images of naturally-occurring repetitive elements that reminded me of this project so I decided to try my luck and submit it. I'm so happy they liked it, too.
photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge for Twist Collective