knit.wear Spring/Summer 2016

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Mar 282016

Interweave has relaunched what is my favorite of their magazines, knit.wear.  Premiering in Fall of 2011, the designs and aesthetic have always had that very clean, modern and sophisticated vibe. The semi annual publication changed its name in Fall of 2014 to knit.purl, but now has returned to its original name. The new issue is full of fashion-forward designs, modern technique tutorials and inspiring articles, and includes my Kline Shawl.

From knit.wear, “The dual stripes in garter and stockinette stitch engage each other in stylistic play across this asymmetrical wrap. An electric pop of color is offset by a black-and-white speckled counterpoint as a nod to contemporary art.”

Kline Shawl

On a personal note, I loved the speckle yarn – which is very on trend, but I wasn’t sure about at all, being a fan of solids and semisolids. It’s madelinetosh tosh merino light in Optic, paired with the vibrant Edison Bulb.

The digital issue is available for download from Interweave, or you can order the print publication.

Sweet Chilly

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Mar 172016


Sweet Chilly | The Knitting Vortex

As comfy as your favorite sweatshirt but made stylish with special details, Sweet Chilly uses seamless topdown construction and textured stitches in a modern knit sweater. Shifting Broken Rib panels create the look of a deep raglan, while the Twisted Rib featured on the dolman sleeves continues along the sides providing natural shaping.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, backwards loop CO, 3-needle BO, working in the round, short rows. Pattern instructions are fully written, with charts also provided for the stitch patterns, and a link to my short row tutorials.
Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)” bust; shown in fifth size with 5” positive ease.
Yarn: Colour Adventures Sweet Merino DK (100% superwash merino wool; 250 yards/229m/115g), shown in Chilly; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, or approximately 950 (1000, 1050, 1100, 1200, 1250, 1350, 1450, 1550, 1650) yards of dk weight wool yarn.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32″ circular needle or size to match gauge; US 6 (4mm) 24″ circular needle for neckline; Stitch markers (10); Removable
stitch markers (2); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 21 st and 28 rows/4″ in stockinette stitch, 32 st and 28 rows/4” in Twisted Rib, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.  

Sweet Chilly | The Knitting Vortex   Sweet Chilly side view | The Knitting Vortex   Sweet Chilly back | The Knitting Vortex