View Full Version : Anyone familiar with Issey Miyake (not OT)?

05-01-2007, 08:35 PM
I'd love to knit my mom something, but I can't think of anything that I could knit that she would like. :verysad: As a sewer, she really loves Issey Miyake's designs, so I was wondering if there's anything out there that might be appreciated by somebody that is into his designs.

My favorite thing to knit is shawls, so if there's something out there that is an Issey Miyake-like shawl, that would be a bonus! I'm not ready to knit garments yet, and I'm not sure my mom would even wear a knitted garment.

Here's his website if it helps.

05-01-2007, 10:08 PM
I sewed (?) a wool coat from a Vogue pattern years ago. It's still one of my favorites. I would look for angles or asymmetrical lines. The only thing that is popping into my brain right now is perhaps a bias shawl? I did recently come across this wrap that I'm liking


05-02-2007, 12:15 AM
Debb, that's really pretty--thanks!

05-02-2007, 12:48 AM
Oh my goodness, I have been trolling the net for days now trying to find some lacework shawls that take my fancy, and by jove, that's gorgeous. I haven't seen that one. Although, I think I am blind, is there a link there that lets you just buy the pattern and not the whole kit? :shrug:

05-02-2007, 07:52 AM
this place (http://www.oneplanetyarnandfiber.com/Hand_Maiden_Storm_Water_Shawl_Pattern_p/hm-stormwatershawlpattern.htm) has just the pattern...

never ordered from them before. :shrug: just did a search for the pattern.

05-03-2007, 11:55 AM
I think these Helen Hamann patterns have that Miyake style

http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Uros+Ara n&Season=&Company=&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=42

http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Sierra+A ran&Season=&Company=&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=41

http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Highland +Silk&Season=&Company=&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=37

05-03-2007, 02:54 PM
Debb--these links are PERFECT! But I've never sewed a garment before. :verysad: But maybe I could start now and have it time for Christmas, and I can flood KP with all of my inane questions! :teehee:

05-04-2007, 12:17 AM
I haven't knitted actual clothing yet either, but I'm tempted to try the short coat. I wonder if their customer service could give us a difficulty rating?

I looked through her book a while ago, but can' remember if her designs are more complicated than they look. Has anyone else here knitted anything by Helen Hamann?