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Even if you’re not old enough to have seen the movie The Graduate ( Get it? A Graduation sweater…) you probably know the wonderful song “Mrs. Robinson”. Mrs. Robinson is a cotton-mix bulky sweater to get you through those chilly spring evenings. Knit in from 1 to 5 strands cotton, making a bulky yarn, it moves from almost black...
Ziggy zigs and zags like Bowie on stage, combining the zingy zigginess with a Missoni-like stripe pattern. It looks complicated, but all you need is variegated yarn, the ability to count to 22 and to do some increases and decreases within your round.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This is a wild concoction of beloved classics, joining Guernsey fisherman’s stitches with Dineh motifs. Combine it with fairisle experiments in garter fairisle, inside out fairisle and fringes everywhere, you have a very modern take on the comfy winter cardigan. The zipper is an easy closure, the hood keeps you warm on a chilly morning or aftern...
You know how you like to sit and knit mindlessly in front of the TV? And how that flow is interrupted if you have to get out your cable needle? This cowl has a richly textured surface, sometimes even resembling cables, without having to get out those cable needles…
This is like the marriage of rising darkness and a classic Breton striped fisherman’s sweater…You start at the bottom with the darkest color, and slowly with fair-isle technique mingle in lighter and lighter colors until you end up at the top with your lightest brightest color.
This might almost be a classic striped sweater, but the Chinese-inspired flower pattern, by way of Kenzo and DVF, changes it into something new and fresh. I call it Intarsia Light, because there is relief from the concentration in the striping, and you have no more than 3 bobbins at any one time…A great sweater for your first Intarsia effort!
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
This amazing fashionable sweater is knit in a combination of different lace patterns and is perfect for transitioning into spring. The top-down construction is quickly knitted up, although you may have to pay some attention at first to the different stitches…
A super actual T-shirt, made out of a combination of handknits and readymade fabric. Latch on to the trend of combining fabrics in one garment. Knit your own baseball Tee and combine it with sleeves cut from the bolt, from an old T-shirt or a fancy piece of silk.
This is a classic fisherman’s sweater from Bretagne, but shaped for the female form and knit with the latest bottom-up, contiguous technique. This ensures a perfect fit around the shoulders. It has a gentle aA-line, narrow sleeves and a slightly deepened crew neck line.
The name of this sweater is a play on fair-isle and “Many-Colored Land”. I wanted to design a cardigan that used several fair-isle motifs in a different way. I juxtaposed the herringbone with the seventies flower motif on the front, the gingham with the leopard, and on the back something different as well!
This airy spring dress is perfect for transitioning into summer. The easy top-down construction, with the yarnovers for extra coolness is quickly knitted up. The dress skims rather than clings to the body for ease of movement. The striping allows you to finish up some yarn that isn’t enough for a cardigan.…
The name of this cardigan is pretty self-explanatory, right? I love polka dots, and I’ve been wanting to knit a sweater with them for a long time, but I couldn’t find the right combination of yarn and pattern. But now with the delicious madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, with its soft, variegated colors, I hit the jackpot.
This top-down dress with interesting geometric line play is a delight to wear. The easy construction, made with Suzie M.’s contiguous method, is quickly knit up. The purl stitch decorative lines and purl I-cord trim, as well as little pocket make it interesting and fun. Length for body and sleeves can be adjusted to your own preference.
Matrix fan? Love their ‘decayed’ knits? This sweater with a difference is easy to wear in all kinds of different ways. The easy top-down construction, made with Suzie M.’s contiguous method, is quickly knit up. The drop-stitch darts form the shaping, in a unique new way. Even the sleeve decreases are somewhere else!
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This elegant, slightly A-line long cardigan has a dramatically cabled front band, cuffs and pockets. The body of the cardigan is textured with the easy to knit linen stitch or elongated moss-stitch. Side seams are supported and accentuated with a little cable.
This vintage-inspired (think Mad Men! Christina Hendricks!) check dress is knitted bottom up with lots of shaping to create the fitted silhouette. The checks are created by knitting the horizontal stripes, and the crocheted vertical stripes are aided by a purl stitch around the stockinette blocks.