Today’s hap is a symphony in intarsia from inventive designer, Bristol Ivy. Bristol is interviewed today over on Jen’s blog, where you can read more about her creative ethos, and why you don’t need to be intimidated by intarsia.
Bristol’s Harewood hap is one of the designs in this collection that made me gasp when I first saw the sample. So many things about it blow me away – from its simple everyday inspiration (in domestic interiors, quilts and floorboards) to the apparent effortlessness that seems to characterise the movement of those chevrons, hither and yon across the surface of the fabric. I just love it.
After Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March, Bristol came out to visit us for a couple of days so we could take some photographs of her modelling her hap. As I’m out and about walking, I often look for spots that I think would make good locations for photography. The week before Bristol’s visit, I passed through this copse of birches and oaks on the banks of Loch Lomond, and felt that the angles of the trunks and branches would make a great backdrop for her design.
We had a great afternoon, weather-wise, and I rather enjoyed styling Bristol, and assisting Tom. Sometimes its quite nice not to be in front of the camera. I love all of Tom’s photos, but I think these ones of Bristol by Loch Lomond are really pretty special.
Bristol’s beautiful and graphic Harewood hap is a great example of the innovation in construction and surface design that makes her work so very exciting. I think hands down she’s one of the most interesting designers around at the moment. She’s also a superb model. . .
. . . and an all round good egg.
You can see the hap patterns as they are revealed each day on Ravelry, and pre order The Book of Haps here.
I’ll be back tomorrow with an interview from another inventive hap designer!
Thankyou, Bristol, for creating your beautiful hap.
The chevrons remind me a bit of the Buachaille logo. Very striking.
absolutely gorgeous and beautiful.
Beautiful. Really love the way this pattern plays with stillness and movement. A beautiful piece of design.
Well done Bristol.
And what a classy sex-bomb!
Congratulations to all.
Very different, each one is SO different! Innovative and beautiful.
Just when you think there can’t be anything more amazing than the last one ………..
Absolutely incredible design!!! I can see knitters using many other colors for this pattern. Black and white would be especially striking.
I love how she worked your logo in there ;)
I have pre-ordered this book and each day the wraps are so lovely I am going to have a difficult time deciding which to start first. Bristol’s wrap is amazing.
I would love to sell your books in my yarn store, can you please tell me where I could order. So nice to see you have another great book, cannot wait to see it and knit a Hap shawl:-)
Thanks and kind regards,
Lia Rozendaal “Koperdraadje”
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Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous.
Holy moly, that’s amazing! Bristol is one beautiful, talented, smart, funny young lady. I’m not a shawl knitter, but I think this one will have to go in my queue! Great work all around.