Tip the houndstooth scales in the other direction with Puppy teeth. A fine-gauge yarn and a simple 4-stitch check result in a colorful pattern. Five colors — split into 2 groups — are placed into a stripe pattern for the back and stranded colorwork for the front. Two selvedge stitches at each edge of the front lock both colors of the row into place for a neat and worthy seam.
Keep the lace needles clicking with a scallop-edged shawl. Mermaid tails features fishtail motifs along the cast-on and bound-off edges, and features a reversible lace pattern in between.
Combine three hand-dyed yarns and an unusual bird’s-eye stitch. The Embers waistcoat silhouette is totally seamless — built from upper back to shoulders, through the collar, across the fronts, and finishing with the lower torso and hem. Slight alterations in color patterning create different fabrics within the piece.
Strata skirt plays with a multicolor yarn in panels and connecting wedges. These varied widths and panels come together in blocks and stripes of color.
Each of the Crazy cap begins with a simple, basic pattern. Their differences are a study in yarn play and embellishment. With or without the earflaps, corners, or tassels, you’ll find a style to please, and because each cap uses fewer than 150 yards of yarn, you can splurge on handspun, mix multiple strands together, or try knitting with roving.
A hard day’s work is made even better with an evening of celebration. Worn with a jacket or cardigan, Deep blue can accompany you from 9 to 5. On its own, the shoulder-baring silhouette is ready for after-hours play. This fine knit is elegant and luxurious thanks to the quiviut-blend yarn and stunning stitch work.
For texture lovers, the Santa Fe shrug is a relaxed approach to a wrap. Although it feels more like a poncho, the shape is easy to wear and is filled with lovely Aran patterns and embroidery. A long vest combines tweed and texture in a simple stitch pattern. Fire ball is practical and lovely with its single-button front and flap pockets.
Creating a knit that keeps us warm and feeling attractive isn’t difficult. Big or little, quiet or bold, elegant or simple — knitting is a rewarding experience. The technique details can teach a lesson, simplify an approach, or awaken a once-forgotten thought or idea.
Knitting for winter and beyond is a great way to make use of your talents. Layers work well in the freezing cold and can continue to perform on chilly or air-conditioned evenings as the temperature warms.
The knits in this issue play with scale, silhouette, stranding, and stitchwork. Take a look at the offerings — sleek techniques and details help you hone your skills and enhance your wardrobe.
Mom and daughter can dress alike in Big & little teeth — each with their own scale of houndstooth. The choice to place the accent color asymmetrically and reverse the main and contrast colors between the two vests is both deliberate and modern.