Yarn Pairings for Laine Issue 10
We are really excited to see Laine Magazine back on our shelves. This truly is a beautiful knitting magazine, with is stunning photography, articles, recipes and of course amazing knitting designs. Issue 10 does not disappoint.
Laine Issue 10 features 12 patterns by 11 different designers: Denise Bayron, Aleks Byrd, Maxim Cyr, Midori Hirose, Julie Hoover, Natasja Hornby, Mieka John, Tif Neilan, Rievive, Veera Välimäki and Sylvia Watts-Cherry. As well as an interview with Denise Bayron. An article about G-Uld by Lotta Löthgren. An article about BIPOC in Fiber by Jeanette Sloan. An article about knitting and well-being by Päivi Kankaro as well as a column from regular columnist Jeanette Sloan.
Below I take a look at the designs inside and suggest some yarn pairings from Knit With Attitude.
Akwa Miri by Sylvia Watts-Cherry
This long loose fitting cardigan has a comfortable shawl collar. Great for pulling up on cold winter days. Knitted flat from the bottom up with set in pockets. The colourwork design comes from a piece of cotton textile, hand woven by Ibo women of Akwete, Nigeria. Something as relaxed as this needs a relaxing yarn like The Fibre Co Cumbria Worsted.
Ascend by Tif Neilan
I really like two colour designs like this when they make a design staments with the colour change. This one stops just below the arm, before you separate for the sleeves. As well as looking nice, it draws your eye to the construction and elevates this simple drop shoulder design. Again I would try The Fibre Co Cumbria Worsted for cosy comfort.
Breukelen by Mieka John
This beautifully designed jumper has a high level of finish. A clever edition of steeked front pockets is a really nice touch. Tuck stitches are used to create the two colour ribbing. I love the the crispness of the edging which is created by an i-cord. Knit in a sport weight and a 4ply held double throughout. Maybe this calls for a combination of From The Mountain Cashmere and G-uld Alpaca.
Dyyni by Rievive
Worked seamlessly from the bottom up this modern looking dropped shoulder jumper has a fun shape. The funnel neck is unusual but gives a relaxed look to the strong regimented lines of the criss-cross cables. For definition and crisp lines go for Hey Mama Wolf's Schafwolle #03.
Grounded by Denise Bayron
This clever cowl/shawl/poncho is a great idea.It has everything you want from a cosy layer to slip under a jacket. Two triangles with different textures are knitted from the bottom up and seamed at the shoulders. Stitches are picked up and worked for the neck. For softness and a rich palette of colours try Norne Yarn Merino / Silk / Yak Singles.
Portia by Natasja Hornby
This big wrap of a shawl has some nice geometric cables running along its edge. Worked from the tip, increasing to a long border that is worked at right angles to the main body of the shawl. I think the nice crisp definition of The Fibre Co Amble would be a good choice. It is knit double stranded with a mohair so Fyberspates Cumulus for the fuzz.
Seli Sweater and Cardigan by Aleks Byrd.
This stunning design can be knit as a jumper or a cardigan and features an Estonia kitting technique called Roosimine. The designs are created by intentionally carrying floats of a contrast yarn along the front of your work. I feel for this you might need something a little grippy but not too hairy. Maybe The Fibre Co Cumbria Fingering would work.
Skog by Julie Hoover
This cosy high necked jumper has lots of simple shaping to create a relaxed and comfy fit. I particularly like the colourwork placing. Choosing to place it just on the arms is a clever idea and and really gives this jumper personality. I would try John Arbon Devonia 4ply. The colourwork bands also have a mohair edition so for that I would use Fyberspates Cumulus.
Snowfield by Maxim Cyr.
I love the bold geometric design of this cowl. Strong diamonds and zig-zags are offset by the soft combination of fibres. Knit as a tube and then grafted together to create a seamless piece. For the main colour I would choose Fyberspates Vivacious DK and for the heavy fuzzy sections I would go for The Fibre Co Cirro.
Snowy Forest by Midori Hirose.
This bold jumper features a yoke of the most dramatic cables. I love the way that large cables like this give life and movement to knitted fabric. It's also a fun way to play with scale and that is also picked up by having deep ribbing. You can knit it in a combination of different weights. The one pictured here is knit in a worsted weight. Try Hey Mama Wolf's Schafwolle #03 which would give great crisp definition to the cables.
Tiny Pebbles by Veera Välimäki
This cute top down yoked jumper is giving an extra touch of fun with the rows of bobbles that sit between the coulourwork bands. A simple shape with graphic details give this a modern twist. The softness and fun range of colours found in Garthenor Preseli would work perfectly.