Here are some shots of the process work, and a couple explanations along the way:
My mess as it is currently consuming my bed, and my working color palette, inspired by the colors on a scan of a brain during a migraine.
Wool jersey and alpaca yarn; inspirational palette of lilac-beige-grays
My knitting pattern charted out and in progress; a swatch of a variegated yarn that happened to match my palette
More color inspiration; watercolor print design based off of the brain scan
Sweater to be done in a kid lace, shown at right
My concept evolved around the migraine - tension, twisting, tightness, a wrapped up feeling. Since knitwear is my passion, the collection will be of knits - I also found this fitting due to the way each loop is interlocked and interacting and when stretched, tension forms between each stitch - entrelac and cables will be featured in the designs as well, to further propel this idea of twisting, intertwining, knots and tension.
Stay tuned for illustrations!