I’m delighted to be back in the gallery business with recently finished projects to share. First up, a new shop sample, fresh from Jill’s needles, to show how beautifully Dream in Color’s BFL Silk DK works up: Joji Locatelli’s 3 Color Cashmere Cowl*. Veronica Van, the creative force behind Dream in Color, picked trios of her colorways just for us. The original directions are written for fingering weight, but we’re happy to share Jill’s adaptation for DK yarn with your pattern and/or yarn purchase. (It knits up so much more quickly.)
Here’s the picture of the cowl you may have seen on Ravelry with the designer inside:
Next, another new sample, Jill’s Derecho* from designer Alison Green. The yarn is Berroco Remix Light, a summery French non-wool blend of nylon/cotton/acrylic/silk/linen flax. Jill called this top “a fun knit that went really fast.” High praise indeed. Its seamless top-down construction helps make it a speedy knit – you could have yours done before the Fourth of July!
Stephanie’s bright cereza red sweater is also top-down and uses a mock set-in sleeve shoulder construction – “mock” because there are actually no seams to sew at all. The pattern is called Throwback Thursday (Worsted)* and the designer is Mary Annarella. Stephanie’s yarn is Malabrigo Rios. Note the lovely lace and cable design on the side seams.
Joanne started out with Berroco Vintage in this cheerful green and an “old magazine pattern” for a V-neck pullover. After wrestling with confusing instructions, she decided to do what a knitter can always do when directions do more harm than good – she figured out a better way to knit it herself – making this stand-up collar design a Joanne original!
For these afterthought heel Simple Toe-Up Socks* from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, Joanne used Alegria from Manos del Uruguay in a shade called Fuega and some solid Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock for heels and toes. This easy pattern is now Joanne’s default sock pattern.
Sharon created this comfy, cozy shawl with Malabrigo Chunky and the pattern The Big Chunky One* from Boo Knits, a designer best known for her incredibly delicate lace work. With this design she shows she knows her way around size 8mm/US 11 needles, too!
Sharon says it’s the perfect chill chaser.
Another big needle beauty – Gina’s Range* from Andrea Mowry, knit with a chunky yarn. The interplay of the different stitch textures, including repeating bands of brioche, may be even more eye-catching here than with worsted weight, as per the pattern.
I’ll close with one last sweater, another Gina creation, Dutchess from Cheryl Burke, originally published in the book, The Rhinebeck Sweater.
I love, love, love how Gina used a variegated Malabrigo Rios for the body and a solid Rios shade for the colorwork yoke. Always something new to try!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!