When I saw Stephannie Tallent’s call for submissions to a Hitchcock themed collection, Hitch, I knew I wanted to submit, even with the limited time I had at my disposal. First of all, I love Stephannie’s aesthetic. I have her California Revival Knits book, which I keep on hand as inspiration. The collection is so well coordinated and considered, and I knew Stephannie would be bringing the same focused attention to a curated collection.
Secondly, how cool is a Hitchcock themed knitwear collection? I grew up watching Hitchcock movies, and with a father who’d originally studied film in college, I was constantly made cognizant of the visual language of those films. Stephannie had said in her call that she was going to use a minimalist palette of primarily greyscale with the occasional splash of bright red. This carefully considered choice in itself said a great deal about how the collection would be managed. I wanted in!
I knew I wanted to make an accessory, and I knew I wanted it to be inspired by the Saul Bass titles of the movie Vertigo. I wasn’t alone in looking at the stark graphics of Vertigo as inspiration. Elizabeth Green Musselman also looked at the Bass designs to create a gorgeous shawl based on one of the Lissajous spirals Bass made such dizzying use of in both the poster and the titles themselves.
There are so many gorgeous patterns in this book, and it really has a very uniform look when it comes to the design despite the huge cast of designers. I am so glad I got to be a part of such a great project! There are too many lovely patterns for me to show you all of them, but I thought I’d show a few more of my favorites below.
If you’d like to win a digital copy of Hitch for your very own, leave a comment on this post talking about your favorite Hitch patterns! Entries will be accepted through midnight on Friday, October 11. I will use a random number generator to pick a winner on Saturday!
The blog tour continues!
9/28/2013: Sunset Cat Designs
10/5/2013: Knitting Kninja (Hello! You’re here now!)
10/5/2013: Knit One, Heart Too Podcast
10/8/2013: Knit and Travel
10/9/2013: Knit & Knag Designs
10/10/2013: Wooly Wonka Fibers
10/11/2013: Verdant Gryphon
10/15/2013: Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches
10/21/2013: Knitwear Designs by Carolyn Noyes
10/22/2013: Peacefully Knitting
10/23/2013: Dark Matter Knits
10/24/2013: Turnknit: Dani Berg Designs
10/25/2013: SweetGeorgia Yarns
10/28/2013: doviejay knits
10/29/2013: Triona Designs
10/30/2013: Tactile Fiber Arts
11/4/2013: A Knitter’s Life
11/6/2013: Yarn On The House
11/12/2013: Hazel Knits
11/22/2013: A B-ewe-tiful Design