Friday, January 27, 2012

The sample / La muestra

As some of you may know, I work for a very lovely yarn store in Buenos Aires.  It is called Milana, and it was my favorite yarn store since I started knitting.  Two and a half years ago I was offered a job there and it immediately became my dream job.
I do a lot of things there, though I am actually very little time at work.  And among other things, I help design new products and find suppliers.
So a couple of days ago we decided we were going to sell faux-fur sweater fronts (Clarification: faux fur is 100% synthetic and no animals are involved in its production).  I cannot find a picture of exactly what we are trying to make, but it would be something somewhat similar to this:
So we found a supplier of ecological fur and I had 2 samples made for us.  I need to knit a sample and make a small pattern for the customers to see how a sweater would look like using these fronts, and I am quite nervous about it!
This is not my knitting style at all.  I think I would happily wear something like this, but this is totally out of my comfort zone when it comes to knitting.  I hope I don't screw it up!
The yarn I am going to work with is called Mapuche.  It is a wool/acrylic/llama blend that sells really well at the shop.  The color is very beautiful, it is a heathered beige that has some brown, gray and white fibers blended in.  Really matches the fur I am going to use.
So if I can get a nice sample done, then we'll be ready to sell them.  Wish me luck!


Hev said...

I can't wait to see what you knit. I think it will be wonderful. I would wear something like this, so I think it will work out very well.

Anonymous said...

Creo que el beige es un color que se perderia,me agradaria que el color fuera negro o cafe para que levantara el tejido :)

kim said...

Joji, you are amazing, always pushing the envelope. I'm so excited for you being able to do what you love and constantly trying new things. I'm sure it will be a success!

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Leti said...

Jo, coincido ocn el comentario anonimo de mas arriba. Me encanta el frente pero para los colores que pusiste en la foto se me ocurre que con negro quedaria mejor (aunque con el tostado tambien podria andar).
Con negro me super encanta, quedaria tipo camperita!
Te quiero y te extranio. Yo.

Sofiah said...

The idea sounds really interesting... I'm really looking forward for what will come out of your needles.