Portrait of Sierra Roberts
by: Sierra Roberts

Filament no. 1, Fall 2016

The debut issue of this beautiful quarterly, Clearance - Filament No. 1 Fall 2016 is full of modern takes on 1930’s style.  From the cuff-down Milkweed socks to the wooly yet feminine Lombard pullover, each project in this collectable booklet is finely detailed.


Clearance - Filament No. 1 Fall 2016  Clearance - Filament No. 1 Fall 2016

The Beaton pullover above is knit in the round from the bottom up and features a seamless shawl collar.  Knit out of Harrisville Highland Yarn - Washed Skeins, this is sure to be warm and sturdy.  Highland comes in so many great colors, and I can picture this sweater as just about any of them.  With helpful notes and a clearly well-written pattern, designer Kathleen Dames makes this complex looking design approachable.


Harrisville Highland Yarn - Washed Skeins Harrisville Highland Yarn - Washed Skeins

This lovely Copperfield shawl is another wooly, warm project for chilly fall days.  Worked from the top down, this triangle shawl shows just how well a textured stitch pattern can pair with open lace.  The double moss stitch and lace wheat sheaf instructions are both charted, thus making it a little easier to keep track of your pattern repeats as you increase.  This shawl can be knit from just one cone of Harrisville Shetland Yarn - Unwashed Cones – and speaking of lots of great colors, this line sure has ’em.  As a matter of fact, this is a yarn I often stop to gawk at in the shop because of its eye catching hues.


Harrisville Shetland Yarn - Unwashed Cones Harrisville Shetland Yarn - Unwashed Cones

Malabrigo Rios Superwash Merino Wool Yarn often inspires unique designs, and this Rumble Seat set is a testament to that.  Taking a cue from the polka-dots and fur collars that were so popular during the 1930’s, this set utilizes clustered stitches and the richly variegated shades of Rios to create deep, interesting texture.  The cowl measures 44″ around, so you can wear it doubled up for extra insulation.


Malabrigo Rios Superwash Merino Wool Yarn Malabrigo Rios Superwash Merino Wool Yarn

Every project in Clearance - Filament No. 1 Fall 2016 has its own story, beginning with the first spark of inspiration all the way down to the yarn used to make it.  Designer/editors Kathleen Dames and Anne Podlesak said it best themselves: “Each design spins a tale of style, fiber and technique that we hope you will enjoy.”


Clearance - Filament No. 1 Fall 2016  Clearance - Filament No. 1 Fall 2016

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