missoni

I'm a sucker for color, so I'm completely infatuated with the knitwear in the Missoni 2011 resort collection. (Isn't it so good?!) 
And call me crazy, but I love these wacky neon clunky-heeled shoes, too. (photo from vogue.com)
So, while I won't likely be wearing any of these splendidly colorful garments, I have become motivated to finally knit this Missoni chevron blanket (pattern and photo by Kelly Kingston.)
I've got a rainbow of yarn all ready to go. I wanted to keep this blanket economical and also wanted to use natural fibers, so I knew I had to find yarn that came in 100% wool in lots of different colors. And that's why it was a no-brainer to go with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes.
I ordered 18 skeins in wonderland heather, grass, avocado, mist, orange, williamsburg, fairy tale, rouge, cranberry, caution, white and coal. Quite a few of the colors I wanted were on sale, and my total (with shipping) was only $35! (Proving that the DIY version of Missoni is a little bit more affordable than buying it at Neiman Marcus.)

10 comments:

  1. eeep! i have that same project in my faves right now on Ravelry...I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

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  2. oh my. AMAZING! Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to seeing your progress.
    This makes me want to cast on right now...
    How long does a project this size take you?

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  3. can't wait to see your blanket, eeps!!!

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  4. missoni. i die. it makes my heart get all pitter pattery. for real....

    i cannot wait to see that blanket. i'm pretty sure i gasped, out loud, when i saw it on ravelry for the first time.

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  5. My goodness those colors are heart-stopping! A blanket is a great project for them. I always want to knit with bright colors like that, but I just don't wear them! Goodluck!

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  6. I loved Missoni textiles in the 60s and couldn't afford them back then either. Love the blanket-to-be, such pretty colors. That will be so fun to knit!

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  7. I love this. Can't wait to see it.

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  8. Love, love, love all the colors. It kind of makes me want to go be a 60s go-go dancer, except classier.

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  9. I have maaaaaajor envy on this project. I want to make one but may just ogle yours for awhile!

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