Calla Lily Wrap, which was designed as part of the Technicolor: Matinee collection, is now available for individual purchase on Etsy, payhip, LoveCrafts, and here on knitequalsjoy.com. The whole collection is also available on payhip and ravelry.
About Calla Lily:
Inspiration – 1930s & ‘40s Romantic Comedies
My husband is a film buff. He follows the work of a director or an actor from earliest to latest work, then moves on to another. Through his influence (and because I’m often knitting while he’s watching a film), I’ve enjoyed many movies I would never have seen otherwise.
Calla Lily Wrap is inspired by Art Deco fashion, which flourished in the 1930s and earlier. In madcap comedies like Bringing Up Baby, elegant accessories reigned, whether the characters were larking it up on the golf course or traipsing around the countryside. No matter what my daily life looks like, I can imagine myself wearing those beautiful silks and organdies and handling obstacles with panache. Wear Calla Lily draped over one shoulder Katharine Hepburn-style or clasped around the neck.
Calla Lily is knit flat in worsted weight yarn, bottom-up and sideways, with increases along one edge only. The cabled panel is an engaging motif, and garter stitch comprises the rest of the wrap. The finished piece measures 32x42x53 inches.
LL Yarn Co. provided the yarn for my Technicolor designs, both of them in the colorway Golden Hour. Even the name of the colorway is fitting for the theme, as the golden hour is a favorite time for filming for many a photographer and cinematographer. The play of light in this colorway, along with the fabulous hand of the LL Yarn Co. Worsted, provided for a delightful experience in designing this wrap. My second Technicolor design will follow in the Technicolor: Movie Night collection, being published sometime this year.
My movie playlist to accompany knitting Calla Lily:
Bringing Up Baby, 1938. Featuring Cary Grant searching for an Intercostal clavicle, aided and interfered with by Katharine Hepburn.
The Philadelphia Story, 1940. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart. Need I say more?
It Happened One Night, 1934. An early – and classic – romantic comedy, known for “the walls of Jericho.”
May you have a happy and healthy 2023. I wish you time with friends and family. I wish you time to spend in creative pursuits and with everything that brings you joy.