The latest issue of Interweave Knits for Fall 2017 is exceptional. Turning the first few pages, this stunning colorwork cowl took my breath away, so reminiscent of a richly, colored, woven textile. The All Who Wander Cowl is worked in the round using the stranded method of knitting with colored yarns (I recently wrote a post on stranding and weaving). I hope you pick up this issue, so full of beautiful knits to wear for years to come.
These beautiful pouches from Churchmouse Yarns, crocheted in Rowan Handknit Cotton are perfect as makeup bags, for knitting accessories, or for a variety of other uses. I would definitely line the pouch with beautiful fabric. Tip: Make a paper pattern for the lining by tracing the crocheted piece(s) onto light weight paper (tracing paper works well). For this type of project, add a small seam allowance, 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch. Cut the lining and stitch together. Hand sew the lining in place (wrong side against the inside of pouch) close to the zipper opening.
Color Collective is an online color resource for designers. Lauren Wager, the creator of Color Collective takes her inspiration from all types of “artists”. It’s a site that I regularly check out. I love the simplicity of her site – just the image and accompanying color palette. I came across the above sweater, from the designer Delpozo, Resort Collection for 2018. The colors and cable stitches intrigue me, and offers me ideas for embellishing knit garments. Maybe it inspires you to.
A classic pullover for children, a free pattern from Purl Soho, is knit in fingering weight yarn. The fiber type is your choice, merino wool, linen, or silk. This design has the perfect neckline to pull over a toddler’s head. For such a classic piece, if you are an experienced knitter, with pattern design skills, you may want to make it oversized to fit an adult. I can see myself wearing this pullover oversized, and knit in a drapey, lightweight yarn.
Believe it or not the fall 2017 magazines have started rolling out – Vogue Knitting Early Fall and Knitscene Fall 2017. I particularly like the Knitscene issue devoted to cardigans and essential accessories. Two of my favorite cardigans are shown above – simple stitches and shaping. This issue is sure to please both beginners and experienced knitters.
This beautiful, drapey, asymmetric tunic by Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits is made from Louet’s Euroflax, one of the finest quality 100% linen yarns in the market. Leisl Project is available at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, and could be knit up quickly to wear this summer. Linen is one of my favorite fibers; check out the post “The Ultimate Summer Yarn”.
Striped Ts and pullovers are a fashion trend this summer. This design by Erika Knight is on trend and knit in one of her yarns, Studio Linen. Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is offering the pattern for sale. Erika Knight, a UK designer was part of a group of English designers who revolutionized knitting in the early 1980s, along with the infamous Kaffe Fassett. I am a fan of Erika Knight’s designs, and this linen pullover is a classic to keep for years to come.