New Ideas For Sweater and Accessory Knitting

This past weekend I was so excited to pick up Marie Greene  of Olive Knits new book, Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks.  This book has 20 designs, is very well  written with wonderful step by step instructions and the photos are simply gorgeous.  I love every pattern and can’t wait to cast on a new sweater project.  I’m thinking my first will be the Riverbank Cropped Pullover.  

I could not resist picking Issue 7 of Laine Magazine, which is filled with 12 designs that I absolutely love.  I think my favorite design in this issue is Apricite by Kiyomi Burgin, which is featured on the front cover.  This oversized pullover sweater has just the right amount of texture and the overall design is simple, yet cozy.

Photo courtesy of Laine

Apricite is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up. The neckline has functional front opening. The fit is oversized with a slightly cropped length, loose sleeves and drop shoulders. The garment is knitted using two strands of yarn held together: a DK weight wool yarn with a lace weight mohair/ silk blend. A single strand of worsted weight wool yarn can be used in place of these yarns, although yardage might vary.

Photo courtesy of Laine

I also picked up January 2019 Issue of The Knitter Magazine , as well as the December 2018 Issue  Both contain beautiful designs and I am head over heels in love with a few.  Ashdown by Sarah Hatton has stolen my heart. This gorgeous cable poncho was knitted up in West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft Shetland Colours.  I really love the warm rich color used.

Photo courtesy of The Knitter 

THIS OPENFRONTED poncho drapes around the shoulders beautifully to offer cosy comfort. It can also be worn with one front pinned to the opposite shoulder, as in our photographs. Sarah Hatton’s design features mock cables, cluster stitches and moss stitch. The fabric feels wonderfully warm, thanks to the use of an aran-weight wool from West Yorkshire Spinners. – from designer page

I also love Maelona by Charlotte Waldord.  This crescent shaped shawl is beautiful and the lace stitch design is perfection.  This shawl was knitted up in a new to me yarn called Lottieknits Aglow Singles.

Photo courtesy of The Knitter 

I hope to make a few sweaters and accessory pieces this year, and between my new book and these magazines, I should have plenty of ideas for sweater knitting.

Until next time….be creative!

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