mishi2x Designs

MISHI2X DESIGNS

HAND KNITWEAR DESIGNS

BY MICHELE WANG

The Return of knit.wear

Not only have I been enjoying the welcoming back of longer days and warmer nights, but I've been waiting, rather impatiently, to welcome back knit.wear. Last year, knit.wear was changed over to knit.purl with an obvious shift in look and feel from something modern and sophisticated to something lighter and younger. I, for one, was confused by the change. knit.wear filled a void, while knit.purl seemed to cannibalize Knitscene.

When I heard that knit.wear would be making a return, I was ecstatic! I was even more ecstatic when they asked me to write an article about being a designer. I accepted, excited to share my thoughts, and then immediately froze not knowing how to put something that swirls around in my head into words and onto paper.

 Some of my everyday tools

Some of my everyday tools

It's not easy to use words to describe something abstract. It's even harder to talk about something so personal and intimate as well as abstract. So, much like creating a design, I sat down and really tried to decipher and compartmentalize my thoughts.

 A Collection Board

A Collection Board

Describing the 1-2-3 process of bringing a design to life is easy. Describing everything before that is not so easy. Well, I hope you enjoy the article... and the return of knit.wear!

 Always swatching.

Always swatching.

Purchase the digital issue here.

Pre-order a hard copy here.

And, I believe the issue is in stores already.