pure white

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.


designed by kalani craig

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!


designed by lucinda snyder

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.


designed by veronique haegeli

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.


designed by illanna weiner

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?!


designed by connie chang chinchio

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”.


designed by lucinda snyder

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!

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  • Amanda Elizabeth October 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

    everything looks SO great!

  • Amanda October 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    everything is beautiful!

  • grumperina October 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    The Retro Picot looks so interesting! Is there just the one button holding it closed?

  • Arianne October 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I love that last sweater. I love that bohemian look. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really liked the sweater projects in Sensual Knits so I’m looking forward to your new book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Diana October 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    great details on these sweaters.. its interesting how different yarn weights are combined.
    Did you take the photos in Maine? it looks kinda familiar!

  • kate October 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    congrats on the book! i can’t wait to see it in person.
    on a totally different subject, did you like the glassblowing class at East Falls glassworks? I live right around the corner and now desperately want to take a class there!

  • Clumsy Knitter October 21, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I love it already! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katie B. October 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    beautiful! looks like White is the new Black!

  • astried October 21, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I love the Pintuck Panel and Retro Picot, the designs have such a clear line and beautiful.

  • Kirsten October 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    This makes me want to get out my white yarn and cast on immediately. Beautiful!

  • Stephanie October 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Gorgeous patterns. I’m so glad this book is finally coming out.

  • Samantha October 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!!!

  • Robin October 21, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    The dimple v-neck is my favorite.

  • Erika S. October 21, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Just got a copy of the book today. Yahaira, you did SUCH a great job! Thank you for including me in it. So exciting!

  • Rebecca October 21, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. The patterns look absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!

  • Liz419 October 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    the retro picot and the dimple v-neck are both going on my queue! Congrats on the book!!!

  • Little Miss S. October 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I’m really into the V-neck – it looks so beautifully simple.

  • Bernadette November 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    The book, and everything in it, is gorgeous! It really is nice to see the patterns is shades of white. There is such a graceful elegance to it. I don’t know where to begin!!!!