Exit Made by Me, Enter Familien Trend

20141023 MbM LM 0696No more Made by Me magazines will be made, but as one magazine exits another one enters. Welcome, Familien Trend! Hence my series due to be published in Made by Me out on the 2nd. of February will instead be published in Familien Trend out on the 23rd. of February. Despite this change all my 10 designs will be published in Familien Trend, I am relieved to tell you even though it means a longer wait. So today I will share a few more sneak peaks from the unbelievable photo shoot we had at Hvalstrand Bad before I begin to present each design separately. One of the sights that totally blew me away was seeing the gorgeous Alexandria Eissinger at Pholk; beautiful hair and make-up by Sissel Fylling; wearing Judith Bech’s wonderful felted wool dress in aqua with my matching Atika design; Kaja Gjedebo’s stunning Paper & Scissors silver earrings and Monica Stålvang’s amazing Elena shoes in blue; all brilliantly captured by photographer Eivind Røhne. The shoes did not fit in the picture and were photographed separately, see below. Atika consists of a loop with matching loose sleeves, all knitted in the round with Du Store Alpakka, Dreamline Soul, a lace weight alpaca mix, held together with Pickles Merino Tweed, a fingering/4 ply using a 4 mm/US 6.

20141023 MbM LM 0743 croppedHere is the continuation of the photo and a close up of the Elena Blue shoes by Monica Stålvang. The aqua colors were initially hard to match without choosing baby yarns hence I begin to choose deeper colors, due to the natural distance between garment and shoes. By mixing a melange alpaca color and a tweed yarn in a similar shade, the tone turned towards grey and the yarn created had a marvelous stitch definition.

20141023 MbM LM 0899 croppedHennika, a delicate cropped lace jacket with a scarf collar, knitted in Ask by Hifa, a sport weight/5 ply, worn over Judith Bech’s stunning light blue halterneck dress with a high waist with layers of tulle on top of silk (see Facebook)  together with Elisabetta blue flat shoes. To create more volume around the neck, I folded the scarf collar in half before I pinned it together with a shawl pin. It is knitted separately and sewn on afterwards. The sleeves are knitted in the round, while the fronts and back is knitted flat, all using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle. The solid but worn parquet flooring tiles created a stunning contrast to the blue tulle of the dress, we all agreed before testing with a chair for Alexandria to sit on. The chair worked well for showing the sleeve and the back. More photos will come, project by project while we are waiting for the new Familien Trend magazine to hit the shelves.


8 thoughts on “Exit Made by Me, Enter Familien Trend

  1. I am always impressed by the three-dimensionality of the stitch patterns you select. Eye-catching and beautiful. I find myself enlarging the photos on your blog to get a closer look at the stitches!

    • Hi Amanda, thank you for your interest in Familien Trend. They have only published one issue so far – the March issue.
      The magazine is in Norwegian but you can have it sent abroad by e-mailing: kari.bachke@egmont.com
      She will attach an invoice payable to Egmont’s Norwegian bank account or you can buy a digital version for your iPad only:
      This is how you do it:
      1. Go to your App Store on your iPad.
      2. Search for “Familien”, and push “Gratis” (means free) to install the app.
      3. The app will be under the “Aviskiosken” (means Newsagent) on your iPad.
      4. Find the edition you want to buy, and push the button with price or “kjøp utgave” (means buy edition).
      Note! You must allow “kjøp i app”/”buying through app” to be able to buy other editions in the app.
      They are not available on iPhone or Android, yet.

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