Technicolor: Movie Night, a designers’ collection, premieres next week!!
Technicolor: Movie Night is a collection of eight designs being released starting October 2, 2023. Four designers collaborated, choosing several stitch patterns in common, then each going her own way in designing knitwear based on one or more of those stitch patterns. Our inspiration was the movies – so many ways to go, so much to inspire!
Movie Night is being offered in a staggered release, as was last year’s precursor collection, Technicolor: Matinee.
On October 2, the entire collection is $20. The price increases weekly, ending with a final selling price of $40. No matter when you purchase the collection, you will own the whole e-book as each new pattern is added (updates will be sent to you as each new pattern is added). The collection will be available on Payhip and Ravelry.
Individual patterns may be purchased from the independent designers about two weeks after the complete collection has been released.
I do want you to know that three of the patterns were included in the Matinee collection and are already available individually. Those patterns are my Calla Lily Wrap, Knit Eco Chic’s On the Set (which cleverly works with her new design in this collection), and Sue McCain’s Holyrood Hooded Scarf (link goes to Ravelry), which was designed to work with her new design in Movie Night. Both of Christine Guest’s designs are brand new – and they work with each other and last year’s design.
The first pattern in the collection is my Hollywood and Vine Shawl.
The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood first became known in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie-related businesses. In fact, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is centered on the intersection. You could say that the inspiration for the Hollywood and Vine Shawl is filmmaking itself, the use of costume and fabric to create beauty, style, and the very look of a film.
Hollywood and Vine is a large structured shawl measuring approximately 65 x 47 x 40 inches. Worked bottom up in DK weight yarn, a cabled panel is decked on each side by a lacy, vining background echoing the leafy central motif. An edging that picks up textural details from the body of the shawl frames and finishes the piece. Complete instructions are provided in both written and charted formats.
The designers participating in this collaboration, besides myself, are Lindsay Lewchuk, Christine Guest, and Sue McCain. Last year’s collection also included designs by Laura Patterson and Jill Wolcott. More details, photos, links, and more will follow in the coming weeks.
I was thrilled to be part of this lovely collection, and I hope you will join me at its premiere!!
Photos by Elizabeth Zimmerman of Western Rose Studios.