with a book of all white pieces I had to figure out a way to organize the patterns. there obviously wasn’t going to be a color work chapter 🙂 if you picked up sensual knits, then you noticed that it was pretty sweater heavy. pure knits follows suit; what can I say, I love sweaters. don’t worry, there are a few accessories, a couple of baby projects, and two men’s sweaters included. eventually I split up the projects by how the yarn was used. the first chapter, pure white, is about the little details.
I love the idea of combining two different gauge yarns in one project. the pintuck panel combines shibuiknits sock and silk cloud to create a modern and sexy cap sleeve sweater. I can’t wait to see what yarn and color combinations you come up with. this pattern is offered in NINE sizes!
the mary ellen camisole is knit using louet kidlin pixie, which is an interesting blend of linen and mohair. the top is stockinette while the main body is textured lace. it’s getting a little cool for this piece, but I’m picturing it as a layering piece for fall. or if you live in a warmer climate, wear it with a tank and some tights.
the retro picot looks simple, but it’s anything but! the upper and lower pieces are knit in different directions and joined together like a shawl. get ready for knitting in the round and using short rows. the cardi is completely seamless! the baby alpaca we used created a plush fabric, perfect to cuddle in.
pictures don’t do the luxury cloche justice. knit in cashmere from the top down, the crown features a starburst design. it’s knit with smaller needles than the yarn suggests for a warm and dense fabric. did I mention it’s knit in cashmere?!
this baby cardigan is knit in yak down, so you know it’s going to be warm and soft. it’s a quick knit too, so it’s perfect for gift giving! it has a built-in scarf with slip stitch “stripes”.
the dimple v-neck is a classic piece that will really let your imagination flow. it’s knit in blue sky silk and alpaca in two different shades and textures. you can really play with color combinations or use two different fibers for a different look. you can change the amount of ease or the length to make it your own.
I hope you like this little preview! there are four chapters total with almost 30 projects, so keep reading this week for more photos. and don’t forget to leave a comment anytime this week for a chance to win a copy of the book and a bundle of yarn!