The [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] issue is all about spring knitting, but don’t put your wool away! The projects span cabled, cozy sweaters, to long linen wraps, plus four designs from the most recent Wool Studio collection. Read on for a closer look inside this issue.
• American-Grown Alpaca: Creating Sustainable Luxury with Lynn Edens
• Decoding Lace Shaping: Increasing and Decreasing in Lace Knitting
Cheryl Toy’s Spanish Moss wrap is a dramatic, elegant accessory that is perfect for warding off the chill on a cool spring evening. Worked up in a plant-based yarn such as our Block Island Blend Yarn, this wrap can be worn well into the warmer season.
Size: 79.5″ wide by 14″ tall
Gauge: 27 sts and 38 rows to 4″ in pattern, using US 2 knitting needle.
Yarn: 6 mini cones of Block Island Blend Yarn, or approximately 1,000 yards fingering weight yarn.
Lace weight yarn and a slightly oversized fit make this Honeysuckle tee by Sue Gleave just the thing for spring. The pleated lace panel on the back adds a lovely visual element, as well as giving you a chance to try a new technique!
Size: 35 (39, 42.75, 48, 51.75)” bust; modeled with 5″ of positive ease.
Gauge: 28 sts and 44 rounds to 4″ in St st, using US 2.5 knitting needle.
Yarn: 1350 (1800, 1800, 1800, 2250) yards lace weight yarn such as JaggerSpun Heather 2/8 Yarn, Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine Yarn or JaggerSpun Maine Line 2/8 Yarn. You could also consider Malabrigo Lace Yarn for a brighter, more colorful version.
|JaggerSpun Heather 2/8 Yarn|
|Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine Yarn|
|JaggerSpun Maine Line 2/8 Yarn|
|Malabrigo Lace Yarn|
The Wisteria stole by Susanna IC is a lovely way to hone your fancy stitching skills with its all over lacey cabled pattern.
Size: 15″ wide by 77″ long.
Gauge: 22 sts and 27 rows to 4″ in lace pattern using US 7 needles.
Yarn: 996 yards sport weight yarn, such as JaggerSpun Maine Line 3/8 Yarn, Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette Yarn or Swans Island Organic Merino Ecowash Sport Yarn.
|JaggerSpun Maine Line 3/8 Yarn|
|Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette Yarn|
|Swans Island Organic Merino Ecowash Sport Yarn|
The James Cardigan by Michelle Wang first appeared in the December 2017 Wool Studio collection, and I still want to wear it as much as I did when it first came out. This roomy unisex cardigan is squishy and luxe as can be knit up in Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn, a wonderfully textured cashmere blend.
Sizes: 44 (47.5, 52, 56, 60.5)” bust, to be worn with desired amount of positive ease.
Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rows to 4″ in reverse St st using US 8 knitting needle.
Yarn: 15 (16, 18, 19, 20) skeins of Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn, or 1560 (1664, 1872, 1976, 2080) yards Aran weight yarn.
This [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] issue doesn’t shy away from cozy, and that’s ok. Whether it’s wool, alpaca, linen or cotton, there’s a yarn for every occasion. Keep your knitting going this spring with fancy stitchin’ and lightweight yarns – and maybe a project or two from this issue :)