Last week we featured the accessories winner in Unwind’s Silky Alpaca Lace Design Contest. This week we are thrilled to unveil the winning garment, Suzanne Shaw’s Summer Tank Cover Up! Suzanne’s brilliant shaping, stylish silhouette, and clever use of the yarn won us over. She chose to knit her design in one of our hand-painted colorways held double. When holding variegated yarns doubled, the usual challenges of pooling and striping are eliminated, and the result is a harmonious mélange of colors. The sleeve caps, shaped with short rows, hug the shoulder in a graceful curve. The slight flare at the hip drapes in that distinct way Silky Alpaca Lace does. The open-front look is so hip, and flattering on many body types.
Unwind’s designers are people who knit for fun and maintain full professional lives outside of their LYS. All the designs are beautiful and each designer deserves a round of applause for taking the risk of going public and presenting their vision, not just to be judged by the CEY creative team, but also to be judged by the world at large. We stand awed by their collective talent. Hopefully this will inspire YOU to create your perfect garment! Visit our blog to learn more about Suzanne Shaw's Open Front Cardi in Silky Alpaca Lace, and to see our runner-up!
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