I am so excited to finally announce the release of my first published design, the Superlite Top! This top was inspired by the decorative concrete blocks created by the Superlite Company starting in the middle of the 20th century. A mosaic knit hem and shoulder detail echoes the distinctive mid century blocks that can still be seen in Phoenix homes and commercial buildings today!
The Superlite Top is one of sixteen designs in the book Handmade: Slow Fashion Inspired by Arizona’s Five Cs, presented by Traveling Yarn. I am so honored to be included with these talented designers, who have created beautiful patterns for garments and accessories inspired by Arizona’s 5 Cs: Cattle, Citrus, Climate, Copper, and Cotton. I hope you will check them all out!
Handmade is set to release on February 14, Arizona’s Statehood Day. You can preorder directly at the link above, and 10% of pre-order sales will be donated to the Heard Museum, which is the “preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.”
Before I go, let’s all give a huge round of digital applause to all my test knitters! Your feedback helped make this pattern 100 times better and I am so thankful for every one of you!