... my copy of the current Knit Now magazine arrived and reminded me of some news I’m really excited about that I want to share. Two of my patterns are featured in issue 47! Whoopee! One is the Twist and Turn Hat
A project for the magazine’s designer challenge, in which three designers are asked to design something with one ball of yarn. In the current issue the yarn is Hayfield Double Knitting, a popular and rather inexpensive acrylic and wool blend that can be used for all kind of projects. It has a lovely stitch definition and really showcases the lace and cable pattern I chose for this design.
The second pattern really is a pet project of mine: the Romboid Cowl.
The cowl is knit in double knitting, which is a fascinating technique that produces a reversible, double-faced fabric. The colours used will be reversed on the ‘back side’ of the fabric, but both sides will look like the ‘right side’. It is so much easier than it looks – Knit Now provides a ‘How to’-guide in this issue – and the results are stunning.
And since I love the monochrome trend in fashion lately, I decided to go for black and white and just added a little splash of colour to highlight the clear lines of the geometric pattern. Love how it turned out – and it’ll keep me warm no matter how cold it’ll get next winter, thanks to the double knit fabric.