Happy Friday, lovely knitters!
I hope your week was lovely – it’s gray and rainy here today after a glorious week, and I’m enjoying the chance to curl up with my current sweater project and read.
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and share my sweater secrets with you. Can you join us?
I also thought it would be fun to share what’s on my needles these days. Right now, my hands are full with two big summer projects – an exciting collection, and my fourth book.
On my needles – collection
The collection will be a start-to-finish group of basic garments and accessories, and I’m really pleased with how it’s coming together so far.
Here’s a peek at some stitch patterning that threads through a few of the pieces:
I just love the crisp stitch definition of the Rosy Green Wool I used here. It has quickly become one of my favorite yarns. Have you worked with it, yet?
On my needles – bookbookbookbook
My fourth book manuscript is due at the end of the summer, so of course I’m also working on it every spare second (and then some). Many of the sweaters are out with sample knitters, but lovely packages are starting to arrive here at home. Want a peek of a few of the garments?
I’m really excited about this book, which feels to me like a lovely capstone to the first three. I don’t have a tentative title for you yet, but it’s a complete sweater reference, giving you practical advice and clear, easy-to-follow instructions to make whatever sweater you’re dreaming of. Whether you want to do the math yourself, or trick out a plain basic pattern, this book is your friend.
I’m having a ton of fun working on it – dissecting and getting super-nerdy about everything from pockets to hoods to shapes and formulae. And as usual, there’s a pattern collection as well, to give you a launching point for your own sweater. Since I’m still finishing the writing, I thought it would be fun to ask – what are your own burning sweater questions? Got a technique, a silhouette, a question that you haven’t been able to answer? I’d love to hear it!
This weekend, I’m hoping to move on to the sleeves of the gray yoke in the picture above – think I can do it??
Happy weekend, knitters – and happy knitting!