Ashwood Hoodie

Love of Knitting Fall 2017 has just come out & guess what’s on the cover?? My cardigan, Ashwood Hoodie!!! If you look very, very close …. nope, closer than that….. you can see my name right there on the cover. Woo-Hoo!! (Happy dance ūüôā )

_Cover LOK Fall 2017

So, it’s time to break out your needles and get cracking on fall knitting.  Knit Picks City Tweed DK in Desert Sage was used for this sample in size 36″.  It’s a lovely soft wool, alpaca & tweed blend which offers the added spark of tweed while maintaining excellent stitch definition.

Usually my designs are more complicated. But the simplicity of this sweater actually made it a relaxing treat. A running leaf framed in a cabled diamond runs up the front, over the hood and up each sleeve of this sweater. Slipped stitches run along each side of the leaf. The remainder of the sweater is worked in reverse stockinette stitch for textural contrast.

A 4‚ÄĚ vent at the hips offers a flattering fit. The slipped stitch and garter stitch placket prevents the front placket from waffling.

The sleeve runs up into a saddle shoulder — an attractive design feature which is easier than it looks. The hood (I just love hoods!) is picked up around the neckline and grafted or seamed shut.

Add your Ashwood Hoodie to the project page here in Ravelry. I’d love to see your work!!


Rhiannon — A Classic Aran Sweater

Rhiannon, Celtic for “Divine Queen”, is a cable-lover’s dream. ¬†Emblazoned with diamonds for her majesty, this pullover is fit for a queen and for you! ¬†Part of Knit Picks’ latest stunning collection, Celtic Journey,¬†Rhiannon is one of 8 cabled creations.

The cable panel features a dominant repeating diamond, each embedded with a Celtic braid.  Supporting cables include 4st twists flanked by seed st ladders, smaller diamonds with centered wrapped sts (easier than bobbles), bordered on the outer edges by a 2st twist.  Various sizes are achieved by repeating the supporting cables and widening side sections proportionately.

Worked from the bottom up, vents at the sides and positive ease provide a flattering fit for all sizes.  I chose a modest V-neck collar for it’s comfort and versatility; a top underneath can change the look entirely.  Worked in Knit Picks Swish DK in Lost Lake Heather, this sweater is as comfortable to wear, as it is fun to knit :).

For more information, check out this collection on Ravelry —–> Celtic Journey.

Harley — a Cabled, Drawstring Pullover You’ll Love!

Even if cool days are just a fantasy at the moment, chilly weather is just around the corner — I promise! ¬†Knit Picks is getting us ready with their Twist & Tweed 2015 Fall Collection. ¬† 16¬†lovely knits will put you in the mood for fall, wrapping you in stylish warmth. ¬†My contribution,¬†Harley, is a cabled, drawstring pullover¬†that is designed to combine comfort¬†and¬†style. ¬†Positive ease and vents at the hemline add to the flattering fit.

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Harley is available individually from Knit Picks, or, as part of the softcover or eBook Twists & Tweeds 2015 Fall Collection.

HarleyPlease join us and post your project HERE¬†on Ravelry. ¬†I’d love to see your work!
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