Thursday, June 12, 2014

Loving Knitty First Fall 2014

Knitty's First Fall issue came out yesterday and we've been lusting over the patterns featured in it. Here are our favorites, along with yarn suggestions you can find right here at Yarn Garage and StevenBe.

Indigo Cones, a gorgeous open and lacy cardigan is knit with Rowan Creative Linen, a worsted weight cotton/linen blend. Our Diva Audra knit herself a dress out of this yarn and absolutely loved it. This cardigan is the perfect garment for transitional seasons and gives you a great opportunity to use the perfect statement button on the front--and you know how we love our buttons around here.

The Katie Cowl features two of our favorite things right now: two color brioche (Nancy Wynn is teaching eight eager knitters how to do this technique right now!) and funky handspun. Beginner spinners, this one is for you--designer Maryse Roudier says that the more textured the yarn is, the better. Not a spinner? That's okay! We've got some great handspuns in the shop and available on our website here.

Double stranding to create a gradient?! That is SO up our alley. The Briar Mittens use three different colors, always holding two strands together for a fabulous gradient. We love the idea of using Rhichard Devrieze Fingering to add some hand-dyed depth to these basic mittens.

Jenise Reid, the designer of Double Take, was admiring the high-low skirts that are in style right now and considering the possibility of a high-low cardigan. We love her creative solution to the neck shaping and the sweep of hand dyed color across the back! She knit hers with Malabrigo Rastita but we're thinking about double stranded Malabrigo Finito for that extra bit of softness that comes with lambswool or Trendsetter Merino Sei for a more solid colored classic version.

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