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Designer Post: Latifolia

headshot Tori Seierstad

 

Today's post comes to us from Tori Seierstad, and you can also find it here, on her blog. She is the designer of the lovely Latifolia mittens and hat set from our newest issue, as well as this amazing yoked sweater. She uses positive and negative space in brilliant ways that make colorwork gorgeous and modern. Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

 

submission pic

 

 

Here's the first version of Latifolia hat and mittens - in the photo I sent with my submission to Twist collective.

When I designed this set, I was thinking of the paper decorations we made as kids - with black and white paper, cutting out motifs in black, then gluing them to the white paper to get a mirrored motif. Makes sense?

The yarn here is Dale Cotinga, a blend of merino and alpaca.

 

 

sample knit for the magazine

 

 

Here's the sample I made from the yarn Twist collective chose, O-Wool's Legacy DK, 100% merino, which is also a nice yarn, a little thinner than the Dale Cotinga (as I suggested, to get a nicer drape for the hat). I like the colour they chose for me too!

 

Tori wearing her Latifolia set

 

 

Here's me wearing the sample, before sending it off to the US. You can see some snow in the background, but I did not really need hat and mittens that day.

 

 

hat and mitten set on blonde model with pale skin.

 

And here's the main photo on Twist Collective's page.
 
It's a fabulous issue, see the patterns on Twist Collective. I find it impossible to choose a favourite.