Like many knitters, I eagerly anticipate the publication of next season’s Twist Collective. The latest issue for Fall 2011 has opened my imagination to all kinds of fall knitting ideas. From socks with beads to steeking stripes to lace without a lifeline, I’m beside myself! It’s also exciting to see many of our favorite yarns available in the shop on the “pages” of this stylish collective.
The Endymion socks by Cirilia Rose are designed with clever increases to ensure a proper fit, while keeping the cable pattern continuous. I can’t imagine a yarn better suited for these gorgeous socks than Miss Babs Northumbria DK, 100% BFL (pictured). The stitch definition is marvelous, it feels wonderful and woolly, and we have so many beautiful colors to choose from at the shop. If you’re not usually a sock knitter, this pattern will go quickly in DK weight yarn, and the beautiful beading at the top of the cuff is fun enough for you to make it to the bind off! Cirilia Rose is a favorite designer at the shop, and you’ve seen her designs in the pages of Berroco pattern books as well as Interweave Knits. She will be at fibre space™ for a special workshop this fall! Keep an eye out for registration opening.
I know I will get way too much wear out of Grenadine by Amy Christoffers, and this versatile stitch pattern will look stunning in anything from the luminous, hand-dyed Neighborhood Fiber Co. Luxury Worsted to the rustic heathers of Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER. Maybe I’ll simply knit two of them!
If you were a fan of Susanna IC’s Hawthorne shawl, featured in Fall 2010 Twist Collective, then you must knit yourself matching Hawthorne Hat & Mitts in this whimsical stitch. The hat can be blocked into a beret or a slouch, depending on your preference. I think this curvy pattern calls for a bright yarn, like our new addition Organik from The Fibre Company. The color palette is happy and fresh, and the fibre blend of alpaca, merino, and silk provides generous warmth and an eye-catching color intensity. You can make the set with three skeins of this yarn, making it an excellent gift project.
Enough details to make it unique but not fussy, Twinings by Amy Herzog is a smart, fitted pullover that features the style of a figure-enhancing wrap sweater without the extra fabric. Choose from one of the elegant, understated colors in Fiberphile Super Squish Worsted—the cables will pop in this superwash Merino yarn! Amy Herzog specializes in sweater fitting, and has taught her “Fit to Flatter” workshop here.
I can’t wait for weather that calls for the Boundless cape from Christa Giles. The cables dancing across this design are breathtaking. It will be super smooshy in one of our chain-ply yarns, like Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes, or the undyed shades of Cascade Eco Cloud. These round yarns are perfect for cables, and they are both warm and lofty.
If you are craving something lighter, Nymphaeum by Kerry Milani is a carefree shawl with a beaded edge that will add something special to your wardrobe. Knit it in one skein of Miss Babs Yasmin, a blend of Tussah silk and Merino wool. Have you tried our new lace needles?
View more gorgeous designs at Twist Collective. And be sure to stop by the shop this week, as we are still unveiling new fall yarns!