Amethyst Dreams - Part 1

8 November 2010

It seems like a long time ago that I began choosing the colours and looking for inspiration for my new Amethyst Dreams Collection of new clothes for Sasha and Gregor...

These are some of my very favourite colours and I have found it very difficult to stop...

In the end the collection has 12 knitwear outfits...  I do have several other outfits that were started and are in various stages of completion but I realised that I found this collection so inspiring that I could continue working on it forever... so a halt had to be called... 

I shall revisit it at a later date with the other outfits when they are finished...  but for now I have some very patient people awaiting their commissioned outfits...

I had intended most of these outfits to have little black ankle boots with them... then I realised that I had forgotten to order them... oops... ordered now but will take a couple of weeks to arrive...


I couldn't resist photographing these two outfits together.  Sasha waif who is as yet unnamed - used to be a 1972 Gregor but his falling hair became a real issue so has been rewigged with a lovely Trendon Sasha Princess Wig.  She is wearing a White Horses in Starlight sweater with a matching hat and socks... Her bootleg style trousers are a lovely mid blue denim.  I love knitting this sweater... Fairisle is such fun to work.

Greg (from 1970) is wearing a sweater knitted using the same lovely Trekking sock yarn as the background yarn used for the White Horses sweater.   I teamed it with a contrasting pale blue 4 ply wool for his hat, scarf and socks... He has straight leg mid blue denim trousers.  A gorgeous outfit on him that brings out the lovely colour of his eyes. 

Sasha is modelling the 3rd outfit in this group.   I was inspired by the lovely 4 ply multi colour sock wool...  As it was quite a "bright" wool I wanted to tone it down so teamed it with a gorgeous dark teal 4 ply wool...  This has been used as the main colour for her sweater.  I also used it to edge the fun ear flap hat and for the plaits...  I decided that it would be cool if her hat and socks were  bright and cheerful...  I couldn't find the right shade of teal corduroy so opted for a very dark green needlecord for her bootleg style trousers.  A very cute combination.


I love this group of outfits...  It has the two pale coloured outfits within it... 

Ffyon my lovely Trendon Pintucks from 1982 is wearing a gorgeous Fair Isle yoke sweater... The main colour is worked in a 4 ply ivory wool which sets off the light blue, denim blue and pale pink used for the colourwork.  She has mauve/pink lace weight hand knitted socks.  Her trousers are mid-blue denim bootleg style trousers.  Her outfit is completed with a lovely ivory hand knitted hat.  A lovely outfit.

Gregor (from 1968) is wearing one of my favourite outfits from this collection.  I really love how this sweater turned out and the gorgeous colour combination... of the mauves, purples, lavender, denim blue and zesty green.  I used the same sock wool for his hat.  His trousers are sewn from lavender coloured needlecord and have pockets at the front.  His striped socks are knit using two colours of lace weight shetland wool that pick out colours from the sweater.

Natalie looks very pretty wearing this sweater that features a pretty multi coloured fairisle zig zag edging pattern worked in a lovely Jitterbug sock wool...  I love the ivory setting off the pretty colours... It works really nicely...  I made a hat to match the sweater using the lovely fairisle rib for the edge.   After trying the sweater with a few different colours I settled on a strong magenta needlecord for her trousers.  They are straight leg style with pockets at the front.  Her sweater fastens at the back with two buttons that are exactly the same colour as her trousers.  This allows for the sweater to be worn with the buttons to the front for a different look.  I waited until I had chosen the trouser colour before choosing the buttons as I thought it would be nice to have them matching.  She has pink and white track shoes.
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5 Response to "Amethyst Dreams - Part 1"

  1. BJF says:
    8 November 2010 at 17:57

    This is a magnificent collection --- and you have chosen my favorite colors! It is the way in which you combine those colors that makes it so outstanding. I believe I will come sit in your sewing room (and how could you have an organized room when you are creating?) and just try to absorb all the wonderful creative vibes that are floating around.

    Thanks for sharing not only the completed items but the process that got you there!

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