A short while back I received a lovely surprise in the mail: my copy of Knits from the Greenhouse.
It came as a surprise since the release of the book was postponed from June to 'some day' (thanks to the insolvency and the following sale of Interweave Books to Penguin Random House) and when it was publsihed in November it happened rather silently and unnoticed. Which is a pity, because this book, dedicated to designs using plant-based fibres only is filled to the brim with 18 gorgeous designs for accessories and garments.
My contribution to the book is the Spring Sprout Stole, a rectangular stole inspired by rows of cultivated seedlings, worked from one short side to the other.
The garter stitch blocks seem to be tipped at angles, but are simply worked in straight lines. The groups of increases and decreases, which slant either to the left or right, pull the garter squares one way or the other, creating a most unusual pattern. The simplicity of the stitch pattern makes the stole a perfect project for relaxed knitting.
The easy to memorize stitch pattern shows off beauty of pure linen yarn perfectly. The sample shown was knitted in Purl Soho Field Linen.
The book Knits from the Greenhouse is available from book stores worldwide.