Make Knit Work: Episodes 9 & 10

Ok, so.....Project Runway. Gettin' down to the wire. Not without drama, though! I ended up not making one of these #MakeKnitWork posts for episode 8 because Claire's win was rescinded. I'm not going to comment on the twins, except to say that reality-show-justice was served and that should be that. They're still people. Everybody calm down. 

Ok! That said, here are episodes 9 and 10! Congrats to Michael and Ayana! Michael won the Shopkins avant garde challenge with his "melting disco ball." I liked the weird tube around her hips and took inspiration from that. My hooded jacket has puffy, stuffed, tube-like things across the body, around the bottom hem, and at the edge of the hood. The pullover has a giant cable traveling across the body, also echoing the tube thing in the original design, and an asymmetrical neckline. Something about asymmetry just speaks to me lately.

Sadly, Michael went home the following week, but Ayana won her second unconventional materials challenge! I liked the way she painted the hard hat and the construction of her skirt with the safety netting was incredible. I designed a hat with a layered, orange gradient, inspired by the hard hat. The hooded poncho is a very open mesh, like the skirt material, and the cardigan has graphic color patches down the front, much like the reflector pieces she applied to her bodice. After I drew it, I realized that entrelac would also be a good option for that. I love entrelac so much. One of these days, I'll find the perfect use for it! It will happen! haha

Have a great week, all! And don't forget to add the hashtag #MakeKnitWork if you post your own PR-inspired designs!