This three piece collection won Honorable Mention at the Cotton Inc. & NC State Collaboration: Cotton = High Tech + High Design
The design inspiration was the 1969 moon landing because for this expedition to happen successfully technology and design had to collaborate effectively. The image of Neil Armstrong planting the American flag on the moon would not have been captured if not for the advancement of technology to allow a man to breathe in space and the work of designers to create a spacesuit that incorporated this technology.
The pieces were each knitted with only 4 colors which provided the challenge of creating the depth of photographs without the color range. Cotton black, grey, and white yarns were used to create tiny patterns to represent various shades of grey when viewed from afar. A metallic rose yarn was used to embody the beauty and wonder of space. The flat pattern for each garment was scanned into the design software so that the garment was knitted with the cut lines marked, these images are seen at the bottom of the page.
The image of the group of models are texture mapped representations of the three knit designs using Adobe Photoshop CC. The individual shots of the garments are the final pieces.
The pieces are all knitted on a 1728 needle 18 gauge Mayer & CIE OVJA 1.6E-3WT. The fabric is a 4 color jacquard, pique-birdseye back.
All designs are original work by Rysa Ruth.