After taking a three year break from designing, I have been rejuvenated to ever so slightly dip back into the realm of self-publishing. In March of this year I self-published Brenna, a quick knit cozy cowl, and Coppice , a two tone cabled brim slouchy hat. I enjoyed the process of creating both patterns but really didn’t think much about moving forward with more designs until our temperatures here in Phoenix have started to drop. With the crisp chilly mornings of late, I’ve had the urge, and even a strong desire, to create and design accessory pieces.
Southern Gothic literature was inspired by early Gothic writing, a genre that was popular in 18th-century England. In Gothic literature, the authors wanted to expose the problems they saw in society. The authors wrote fiction, but included supernatural and romantic elements. They were often stories of hauntings, death, darkness and madness. Some of the more well-known examples of this genre are Frankenstein and Dracula. ~ Study.com
My design process is a “work as I go” format, writing down my pattern as I knit, ripping back, re-knitting and more. Once my design is finished and the pattern is complete, I re-knit it to make sure all is good before publishing. The new hat design I’m working on is being worked in the round and will offer a bit of texture. I really can’t wait to see how this turns out!!!