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Traditional stranded knitting creates an almost pixelated design. My goal with this pattern was to see how the combination of cabling and colorwork would affect the perception of line within the piece. Pleased with the almost organic feel of the finished work, I’m happy to share it with you.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Designed using HiKoo CoBaSi DK, this accent pillow combines stranded two-color knitting with intarsia to create a multi-layered floral pattern. The flip side of the pillow is all two-color stranding. Worked flat, the piece is completed with applied i-cord and a zipper.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
During an excursion into the Sacred Valley outside of Cusco, Peru, we asked our driver to take us somewhere for lunch. He drove us to a small town and we were guided into a hidden gem of a restaurant. While waiting for our food, I noticed the bold geometric patterning on the floor and my mind began to ponder how this simple, repeating pattern mi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Designed for the new knitter wanting to make something special, this pattern provides the direction to craft a simple, comfortable rolled brim hat. Using Universal Yarn’s Cotton Supreme Batik, it’s the perfect hat to make and donate to your local Oncology ward or cancer center.
Ambiente (a highly patterned merino yarn with incredible bounce) and CoBaSi DK (a wonderful blend of cotton, bamboo, silk, and nylon) join forces in this wonderfully textured cowl that offers the perfect amount of warmth for late winter/early spring outings. The color patterning on Ambiente is obscured by the design characteristics of linen stitch.
Some of the restrictions of stranded knitting are removed by twisting the floating yarn more often than usual. Being inspired by the fine gauge Shoppel-Wolle’s Zauberball Starke 6, Selwin explores the Armenian stranded knitting technique with an intricate tiled pattern full of undulating color on the front, and structured columns of stripes on t...
Designed in collaboration with Fibras Andinas, the outside of the Aymara cowl borrows a motif found on a traditional awayu (a woven Andean textile used by men and women to carry goods, or for shelter from the weather). The inside is covered in adorable (and also traditional) llamas!
Inspired by the architecture at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, Cabaletta pairs a repeating geometric with a multi-color background. It’s a symphony of pattern that’s entertaining to knit! The dance of color comes from Crystal Palace Yarns Sausalito. Because this yarn is made of two plies, the color shifts are gentle and constant. Taki...
Featuring a subtle texture, this reversible scarf is sure to become a winter wardrobe staple. With just enough detail, the pattern is ideal for the beginner yearning to venture beyond garter stitch or simple ribbing, and, for the more experienced knitter, it’s wonderful for movie or knit night! Crafted in any worsted weight yarn, this is the per...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Emeline, comfortable and stylish, celebrates the unpredictable and unexpected adventures of working simultaneously with two skeins of Noro Silk Garden Lite. The pattern, inspired by 18th Century ironwork, is interesting to knit and satisfying to wear. As a compliment to the rigid structure of the chart, gentle color changes within the yarn guara...
Deceptively simple, the Rialta scarf pattern takes full advantage of yarns that slowly change color. Combining a simple stitch pattern with the technique of alternating two skeins of yarn results in a beautiful scarf that will bring a bit of unpredictability to your knitting.