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artic cables

tonight brings us to the fourth and final chapter, cables! I didn’t realize until now how much bigger this chapter is.

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 designed by andrea tung

both the scarf and hat in the cameron set are knit in the round with multiple strands of baby alpaca, making them quick knits for the winter. I love that the scarf is basically a big cable you get to wear.

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wintry lace

chapter three features touches of lace to full on lace sweaters. there’s a nice range of styles and experience levels for everyone.

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designed by melissa wehrle

I love the easy styling of athena. not to mention the fact that it’s knit in silk with a silk mohair trim. it’s all about the details for me, like the full fashioned shaping in front, the subtle draping neckline, the little bit of lace at the hem, and the braided belt. it all comes together to make a sophisticated tunic.

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cool textures

I’m sorry I’m a little late on today’s post, but I was hit with insomnia last night and I’m really dragging today. hopefully I’ll actually make sense!
while chapter one is all about shaping and contrasts, chapter two plays with textures using stitch patterns.

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designed by erika seelinger

the herringbone and chevron patterns in the pilatus hat and scarf set are set off by the use of two different yarns, grace wool and silk and a merino wool. the sheen of the silk really highlights the “crags” of the pattern.

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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 🙂 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.

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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!

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