Love of Knitting Winter 2017
The new [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] features 17 projects – from knitted gingerbread toys to a delicate one-skein cowl. Winter inspired colors and texture abound in this appropriately cozy collection. An excellent segment on sizing for different body types serves as a useful reference when browsing this issue’s sweaters; these helpful tips and photos will help steer you down the path to perfectly fitting knitwear. Speaking of knitwear, let’s take a look at my top picks from this issue!
Sandwick Pullover, designed by Irina Anikeeva.
The all over slipped stitch pattern of this sweater is a great opportunity for color play. Worked up in worsted weight yarn, you’ve got a lot of yarn options! Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn is always a safe bet, as would be Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash Yarn. If it were me, I’d try to somehow incorporate some kettle-dyed Malabrigo Rios Superwash Merino Wool Yarn into the mix for added color fun.
|Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn
|Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash Yarn
|Malabrigo Rios Superwash Merino Wool Yarn
Tarfala Valley Shawl, designed by Susanna IC.
This crescent-shaped shawl has a simple garter stitch body and lace edging. The contrast between yarn colors helps highlight the fancy border. I’d use Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn to make this, hands down. We carry a few tonal shades in that line, and there’s even a neutral white in addition to the rest of Silky Merino’s beautifully variegated colors.
Jūratė Cowl, designed by Andi Javori.
Speaking of Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn… This lovely little cowl is made from just one skein of it. An all over diamond motif adds a little bling to this otherwise simple, luxurious accessory. This is a great excuse to pick up one more skein of your favorite color.
Sherkin Island Shawl, designed by Erin Mae Searl.
There is nothing like a huge shawl. Since I don’t have any big shawls, I’ve been known to drape myself in throw blankets for public excursions – and while I don’t mind looking like a crazy cat lady, this project would certainly be a more stylish option. Made from two skeins of Cascade Eco and Cascade Eco Plus Wool Yarn, this is sure to be warm and cozy. Just a simple rectangle flanked by wide cables, this is the next best thing to wearing a blanket.
Just in time for the cold weather season, this [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] issue has plenty of projects and useful tips to keep you covered!