Colour. That’s the first thing that you notice when you visit Everett Wong’s Instagram account, Scoundrels and Gents (@scoundrelsandgents). It is hard to think of much else when you are looking at a technicolour dance of intarsia made with hot orange and vibrant pink, lime green and blue, neon yellow and grey.
The colour is the first thing that catches your attention, but then there is the exceptional technique: carefully crafted Fair Isle, Irish crochet, toile, beadwork…often mixed, and all skillfully done. A couture-level fisherman’s sweater blooming with flowers. A chunky handknit with an arresting series of shockingly bright stripes. Capelets made with extraordinary patterns. Toile and fringe with seafoam fibre. There is nothing dull here. His feed is filled with knitwear, sketches, fibre experiments, and even Ukrainian eggs, all of it vibrant, artful, and, despite the variety of media, visually cohesive.
Featured photo courtesy Everett Wong.