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Designer Post: Scrimshaw

 Lacey VolkLacy Volk is the author of today's post, and you can also find it (and so much more) on her blog, here. Scrimshaw, the delightfully graphic cap from our most recent issue, is her first with Twist Collective. A striking combo of super squishy brioche rib, striped (reversible!!) stockinette, and an unconventional crown make this hat original and adorable.

 

 

 

Scrimshaw, as seen in Twist

 

 

 
I was looking at a lot icy images and winter cabin interiors at the time I was designing this hat, which definitely influenced the high contrast design. I really like the idea of embracing the stark contrast of winter and turning it into something modern.I even made a pinboard of some images that inspired this hat. You can look at the whole board if you like (here), but here are a few of my favorite images:
 
 
 
graphic menswearbirch treesblack and white boots
 
 
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I’ve been going through a bit of a black-and-white phase. Black jeans, black boots, white cardigans. Black and white patterned everything… stripes, polka dots, stranded sweaters. A strand of pearls. A faux-leather blazer.
 
 
And why not? It’s classic yet bold. Edgy or refined. Minimal, maybe. Everything and nothing.
 
 
 
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In this case it’s also a hat, called Scrimshaw… and it’s reversible. Black and white, inside and out.

 

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You can find the pattern in the Winter 2013 Twist Collective. Since I had never published with Twist before, I took these photos in preparation to publish Scrimshaw myself if it wasn't accepted, and I love how they turned out! I’m so excited to be able to share them with you now.

 

 

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Is there anything better than black and white with a pop of red?

Scrimshaw is sized for babies through adults, and is a quick knit in dk-weight yarn.