Inside The Design: Five Easy Pieces Cardi from Crochet Geometry
The Five Easy Pieces Cardigan was one of our favorite pieces to shoot for Crochet Geometry. Not only was it a FAB design, full of lace and graphic cables, but we photographed it at one of our favorite locations: the home of the model we shot wearing it!
On the day of the shoot we arrived at the property and got started. Never having modeled before we took a little time to get Leslie used to being in front of the camera. Turned out she was a natural! Shannon worked with her a bit on the poses he needed to show the details of the cardi. She caught on quickly.
While the two of them worked, Jason took test shots of the area getting his camera calibrated. The photo at the right is Shannon telling us where he wanted the garment and model… you'll see the final shot at the end of this post.
While we were setting up the key shots, Leslie looked out at the waterfall and the koi in the pond and spied something she'd not noticed until that morning. The koi had babies… lots of them! Luckily Jason happened to be shooting her when she saw them the first time. The first photo below is the one in the book, the next is when she saw her new baby koi!
There were a few dozen of the little koi; each only a couple of inches long and brightly colored like their parents. They stayed hidden under a cluster of lily pads, but Jason managed to grab a few shots of them as we continued getting photos of the cardi. And our model was in a great mood after seeing her new little ones.
Five Easy Pieces Cardigan
The name says it all! As with all of the designs in Crochet Geometry, this stunning cardi is made from geometric pieces with minimal shaping so we could focus on the stitch patterns to create lush crochet fabrics. In the case of this cardi, as the name states, it is made from five pieces: three rectangles and two trapezoids and the pattern is written for sizes Small through 5X.
As we said, the simplicity of the main pattern pieces allowed us to lavish all our attention on the crochet stitch patterns. The stunning cables on the center back panel will take your breath away, and the reversible lace pattern made with post stitches is light and airy on one side with dramatic lace ribbing on the other.
Made from any of the 10 FAB colors of Lion Brand's LB Collection Superwash Merino, this cardi is sure to be beautiful to look at and warm, soft, and super comfy to wear (like a cardi's supposed to be).
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Crochet Geometry Autographed Copy
Copy of Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby's Crochet Geometry. Book signed by the author and photographer.
Crocheters in search of sophisticated designs will find what they’re looking for in this chic, contemporary collection. Fifteen patterns include sweaters, pullovers, boleros, and other stylish garments, all beginning with simple geometric shapes. A circle becomes a cardigan, four rectangles turn into a vest, and two triangles transform into a poncho. A superb basics section, with the clear, accessible details that have made Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby a renowned world-class teacher, will help even beginners master the skills needed to create these stunning items.