PROJECTS

WINTER IS THE PERFECT TIME TO WORK ON A FIBER PROJECT. Below are some sweaters which may inspire you.

CARBETH by Kate Davies Designs.

CARBETH

This is a wide cropped sweater with simple lines. Extra length was added to the body making it 14″ to the underarm. The pattern calls for two strands of DK weight yarn to be knitted together. The above sweater was knit using a single yarn, a handspun singles Wool Classic from MANOS del Uraguay. 5 skeins were used. Below is another example of CARBETH knitted in the cropped version. 6 skeins of Mirasol 100% Llama were used.

CARBETH

DIGGORY VENN by Isabell Kraemer

This is a top down, round yolk sweater with cute colour work pattern around the lower body and the sleeves. The pocket lining is done in a contrasting colour. Knit using 3.5 balls of Berroco DK. It is equally successful when knitted with Rowan Felted Tweed or Madeline Tosh Farm Twist

DIGGORY VENN

SUNSHINE COAST by Heidi Kirrmaier

This top down pullover is quite simple in appearance but it comes with design details that set it apart. The A-line shape is flattering on many body shapes. Knit using 4 skeins of Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino. This pattern is also lovely using Juniper Moon Farm Zooey.

AMIME by Kirsten Johnstone

This is a wonderfully light open textured knit, perfect for wearing over a tee, dress, or blouse. The pattern provides 5 different options from cropped to dress length. it is knit with one strand of Habu Textiles N-63 Kibiso Silk together with A-20 silk stainless steel.

SILKEN STRAW SUMMER SWEATER by purl soho

This wide cropped top is based on the free summer sweater pattern by Purl Soho. It has no waist shaping and a higher neckline. I-cord finishes off the neckline, the armholes, and the bottom edges. It was knit using 3 skeins of Alchemy Yarns of Transformation, Silken Straw, colour Sark Star.



Perhaps it is time to concentrate on accessories

VAMPS

Check the patterns in the Saltwater Classics book for cozy sock/ slippers. They are perfect for lounging around the house or ski cabin.

NIGHT SHIFT SHAWL by Andrea Mowry

The Night Shift Shawl was knitted in colours #20 and #21 of Noro Ito yarn.

HABU TEXTILES/YARNS. n-94 Silk wrapped paper. 99% linen/ 1 % silk. Lace /fingering weight.

Purl Soho Open Air Wrap.For this wrap, I cast on 50 stitches and knitted until my 3rd ball ran out at 80 inches of length. It is light and drapes beautifully.

HABU TEXTILES and SHIBUI YARNS. Habu a-20 silk stainless and Shibui Silk Cloud. The Habu yarn has a core of fine stainless with the silk wrapped around it. The stainless has a memory and it will keep a shape when you stretch it.

Hakusa scarf by Kirstin Johnstone. The scarf is light and airy and it provides visual interest with the scrunchable stretchable stainless yarn edge.This was knitted with 1 stein of silk cloud and a partial cone of stainless on US 6 or 4mm needles

SHIBUI. Twig and Silk Cloud.

Tunic by Julie Hoover

Twig: 46% Linen, 42 % Recycled Silk, 12% wool. Sport weight. 190 yds or 174 meters per skein

Silk Cloud: 60% Kid Mohair, 40% Silk. Lace weight. 330 yds or 300 meters per skein

Simple tunic knitted in Julie Hoover colour Vintage rose. Silk cloud and twig were knitted together to give a light garment which is suitable for year round wear.. 3 skeins of silk cloud and 4.5 of twig were used.
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