Knit With Attitude – a 10-Year Celebratory Collection – Pattern Previews
We continue the preview posts for the Knit With Attitude Book. Which is now available for pre-order. You may have seen the teaser pics going out on social media over the past couple of days but with these blog posts I will take a little bit more of a look at the patterns inside.
This book celebrates 10 years of Knit With Attitude and features designs from 12 designers. All responding to the theme of Attitude. The designers are: Fiona Alice, May Linn Bang, Renée Callahan, Isa Catepillán, George A Cullen, Julie Dubreux, Francesca Hughes, Eli Leistad, Noma Ndlovu, Natalie Selles, Susanne Sommer and Karie Westermann.
This post I will look at the designs from Susanne Sommer and Eli Leistad.
Everyday Attitude Tee by Susanne Sommer
This light and airy tee is full of detail. Knit from the top down in easy garter stitch stripes, with an unusual shoulder shaping. This shoulder shaping creates a pleasing chevron stripe along the top. Knit in the round but with a slip stitch 'false seam' that runs along the sides, giving visual structure to the horizontal stripes. The neckline and sleeve edges are added after as a rolled stocking stitch border and the body is finished with a folded hem.
Knit in Växbo Lin - Lingarn 12/2, one of our favourite summer yarns. A 100% natural pure linen yarn, traditionally grown and spun in Sweden. The more you work this yarn the softer it gets, without compromising on durability. Garments knit in linen are made to last. With so many colour combinations, it's hard to choose. Susanne' sample was knit in Bleached and Black.
Eventyr by Eli Leistad
This simple but effective all over colourwork jumper would be a great project for those new to colourwork. The simple repeating motif is uncomplicated and easy to remember. It's knit in the round from the bottom up and steeks are added for the armholes and the neckline, allowing for seamless knitting for the whole body. Once the steaks have been cut stitches are picked up for the arms and the neckline. Arms are worked in the round from the body down to the cuff. Length is easily adjustable for a longer or cropped look.
Knit in Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Blåne which is a wooly heavyweight aran yarn. With perfect grip for colourwork projects and a great choice for steeking. Made from a traditional Norweigan sheep wool that is grey in colour, this is overdyed to create a palette of rich jewel tones. It knits up super quickly and is a great choice for a variety of projects. Eli knit her sample in Burgunder and Naturgrå.
Follow this link to pre-order the Knit With Attitude Book and keep your eyes on the blog for more upcoming previews.