In order of appearance:
King’s Road Cardigan: The Featured Image version is done in Andrea from Schaefer Yarns and was called the OK Easy Cardigan. Yeah, I can see why this one needed a better name. I’ve been wearing this one a lot as it is warm, but light and yes, easy to wear. Perfect for either arm or torso coverage without adding bulk. Color blocking is an upcoming trend for 2013, but in newer, sophisticated uses than we’ve seen in the past, so now is the time to get knitting to be on top of that trend! We’ve also got this version done in Kiwi from Zealana. Contact us if you are interested in the hand painted Kiwi! We can put a kit together for you.
Taos: Another pattern needing a better name, this was formerly Lattice Lace, named for the stitch pattern. It is done in Schaefer Yarn’s Laurel (cotton) worsted weight, this project is perfect for a 400 yard (approximate) hank of hand painted worsted yarn that you can’t figure out what to do with. This is fun to knit, and began as a personal project (that version was lost in my travels last year). The bottom pattern is a 23-stitch wide panel. After completing that, you pick up and work the balance of the shawl. The finished piece has an I-cord tie so it can be pulled up for this feminine, almost Victorian, look, or wear it flat as a small rectangular shawl. This is one piece that I always got lots of compliments on from my fashion students.
Fern Bay: This lovely summer pullover started out as Capped in honor of the sleeves. What was I thinking? There is a lovely embossed leaf pattern used horizontally for the bottom band, and vertically up the center for visual interest. Knitted in two pieces, the sleeves are cast on and knit with the body and there are no trims to work after you finish knitting those two pieces! Perfect as a transitional top or for summer in a cool summer blend.
Boardwalk Bag: This bag spent many years being called the Fan bag, based on it’s lovely shape. I always feel summery and beachy when I look at this one, and our cover photo made me think of walking on the boardwalk at the Shore (New Jersey–of course!). My version of the Shore is a little different than the one on MTV! This project is a great way to tackle slip-stitches in the round and double-knitting. You’ll always carry this with pride. The flowers are pinned on the front, so if they don’t appeal they are totally optional.
Talking about these projects makes me want to knit!