VOGUE: The Lace Escape
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is all about the light and lacy side of knitting, so don’t let the warm weather stop your stitching! From gorgeous installations of urban lace, to luxe accessories, plus a focus on conserving UK heritage breeds, and a showcase of summer’s prettiest yarns – there’s something for every knitter in this issue of Vogue Knitting.
Designer Yoko Hatta’s leaf patterned ruana (above) is just right for summer knitting, and will look great all season long. We’d try it in Block Island Blend Yarn. You can make the piece from a single pound cone of the Block Island. The slight slub and heatheriness of the colors would be stunning in this perfect summer accessory. Plus, it’s easy to throw a cone in your project bag and knit from anywhere – a hammock perhaps?
Yoko Hatta’s Swing Back Tank
Also from Yoko Hatta, this swingy chevron cover up is fun coming or going! Simple stitches and easy finishing make this a sweet project to knit or wear poolside! You’ll need between 750 and 1,200 yards. Try it in Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn – on sale now!
Chevron Lace Tee, by Mari Lynn Patrick
For another summery celebration of chevron, we love the boxy shape of Mari Lynn Patrick’s Chevron Lace Tee. This design is actually just a very simple diagonal lace eyelet, so it is really easy to knit. In a springy soft yarn like Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette Yarn it will keep a nice bouncy shape even in a loose, oversize style. Plus, there are so many fresh, juicy colors to choose from!
Also in this issue…
Lace isn’t just for accessories! Imagine gazing up at this stunning lace canopy, floating above a canal in Amsterdam… Dora Ohrenstein’s article explores The Lace, an installation created by Choi+Shine for Amsterdam’s winter lights festival.
As some of you may have noticed, I get really excited about sheep breeds, especially their conservation… Leslie Petrovski’s engaging article Made in the U.K., takes us on a tour of British breeds and the gorgeous yarns that they produce. Learn more about the characteristics of each breed, as well as the fascinating stories of the people, places, and sheep, that create these unique yarns. (above are sheep in the Falklands, carding machines in Cornwall, and a lovely Shetland Islands pair.)
This issue declares the LYKKE birch needle sets, with their stunning driftwood finish, and the knitter’s rule! wooden swatch gauges to be among summer must-have’s. Plus, both the Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn and the Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton Yarn are featured in the summer yarn showcase – and they’re both on sale now!