January’s knitting in our part of the world is all about creating a cosy layer to keep away those January blues! After the deadlines of gift knitting and the excitement of the holidays we have been looking forward to things to knit for our selves. These are our most fave patterns which have been released in the first month of this new year.
This fantastic triangular shawl Atlantic Avenue by Kirsten Kapur is knit from the top down using the garter tab cast on. We love the graphic design, stripes and the fab pop of colour. It looks like a fun, satisfying knit, and we would of course add the optional tassels! Knit in a fingering weight yarn we think Malabrigo Rios Sock would off a fun range of colours, or The Walk Collection Luxe Sock for a super luxurious version.
Golden Rod Sweater by Linda Skuya is an epic crocheted contemporary cosy jumper with stunning rows of puff stitch that flow down the yoke, its worked from the top down in the round and is completely seamless. The fit and style exudes January as we tuck up and get cosy with our projects. Again use a fingering weight yarn for this project. Malabrigo Sock or Jamiesons and Smiths 2ply jumper weight would be suitable for this.
Jo Shawl is from Renee Callahan’s latest collection Recollection, a celebration of special memories and oddments of special yarns to that need using up. Stash dive for 4ply/fingering weight yarns which could be combined into this gorgeous delicate shawl.
Ranch Coat by Joji Locatelli looks like the perfect bundle up and walk layer. Joji designed it with thoughts of walking on the ranch. We think it would be perfect for down the sea front on the coming spring days. Knit in a worsted weight yarn and all the crossing cables, the fabric should be impenetrable against and sea breeze. For a more natural looking coat use De Rerum Natura Gilliat, or for a bright pop use Studio Donegal – soft donegal yarn.
Another elegant must have from Ysolda is Stockbridge. A simple looking cardigan which is interestingly constructed with precision armhole shaping, and unusual techniques. Stockbridge is a wardrobe essential. Again using 4ply yarn, Jamieson and Smiths 2ply jumper weight would replicate the glorious woollyness Ysolda’s sample is knit in.
…until next time, happy knitting