Vogue Knitting Live in New York City in January included not only great classes with awesome teachers, but a fashion show.
Both an informal one as a result of the attendees wearing garments they had knit or crocheted and a formal one complete with catwalk.
Many beautiful garments were given their moment in the spotlight.
As you can imagine, we were especially excited to see Noro and Debbie Bliss patterns come sashaying down the runway.
Our friends at Vogue Knitting shared some of the official pictures with us. If you attended VK Live in NYC you can reminisce. If you’re planning to attend the Seattle or Chicago session this should whet your appetite. And if attending isn’t on your calendar you can still enjoy gazing at the pretty pictures!
This is the “Shades of Blue Shawl” from the Crochet Noro book. It is crocheted using Noro Taiyo Sock yarn, a 50% Cotton, 17% Wool, 17% Nylon, 16% Silk blend. Of course, it’s available in more colors than blue so you can make a shawl that fits your wardrobe.
This is the “Beaded Lace Shawl” also from the Crochet Noro book. It is crocheted using Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn, a 40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon, 10% Mohair blend.
This Pompom cape is knit using Noro Karuta yarn. This 40% Silk, 30% Cotton, 30% Wool blend is available in 8 colors, including a lovely green that would be suitable for the Pantone Color of the Year Emerald.
This cozy Collared Coat is knit using Noro Nadeshiko yarn. This chunky yarn is a 40% Angora, 39% Wool, 21% Silk blend available in 13 colors. A warm coat like this will be useful in the recent cold weather!
This Cropped Jacket was one of the most popular patterns in the premier issue of Noro Magazine. Shortrows are used to accomplish the shaping, making this cardigan as fun to knit as it will be to wear. Two shades of Noro Silk Garden Sock are used to create the stripes.
This Striped Shrug was another popular pattern. This easy pattern is a big oval with armholes, but shaping allows it to fall into place when worn. Two colors of Noro Silk Garden Lite are used for the stripes.
Although the “Knit Noro” book has been available for a few years now people still return to it for project ideas. This beautiful Fair Isle Cardigan is a perfect example of why. Knit using Noro Silk Garden Sock, you can get a different look depending on the colorways you select.
The Knit Noro book is full of garments and accessories that range from easy to challenging. You can preview the rest of them here.
While Debbie Bliss the designer taught a few classes at Vogue Knitting Live, Debbie Bliss the patterns got a chance to shine as well.
This cozy, cabled turtle neck sweater is from the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine. It is knit using Debbie Bliss Paloma yarn, This chunky 60% Baby Alpaca, 40% Merino Wool blend is available in 24 colors, 8 of which are new this season. This soft yarn works up into garments that are great for cuddling by the fire.
Look at the swing on that shawl! The Snowflake shawl is knit using two balls of the yummy new Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace yarn. This 100% ExtraFine Merino Wool is available in 20 colors so don’t feel confined to a white shawl. And don’t forget the color #8-Red is an official Stitch Red product. You can read more about our participation in this heart health project in this blog post.
This Ribbed Sleeved Dress is in the new Debbie Bliss Winter Garden book. I bet it would look just as nice over jeans or slacks as it does with this skirt.
Winter Garden yarn is a bulky 30% Merino wool, 30% Baby Liama, 20% Linen, 20% Silk blend available in eight colors. This soft, warm yarn is great for garments and accessories. You can see more project ideas here.
There were many more garments on display during the fashion show, but this post is getting pretty long as it is!
I’ll leave you with a video clip of the Noro section of the show. It’s fun to see the garments in action.