We’ve been anticipating the release of Moon and Turtle, a book of knitting designs from designer duo Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin. These twins have a talent to infuse unique and contemporary design details with classic knitwear styles. Moon and Turtle contains nine knit designs (4 garments, 5 accessories) which showcase an edgy, urban aesthetic, reflecting Kiyomi and Sachiko’s life in Toronto, Canada.
All the designs are customizable – think tall versions, sleeve-length adjustments, different necklines, gender neutral patterns – so that they can be worn by as many people as possible! The patterns are gender-neutral, graded up to a 62” chest, and contain body and sleeve length adjustments in the hope that this book can be enjoyed by many knitters for years to come.
The duality associated with identical twins is thoughtfully and intelligently embedded into every aspect of Moon and Turtle. From the designs, to the authors’ musings, to the title of the book itself, there’s a quiet harmony in the idea that two things or people can be visually similar but also appreciably distinct. Kiyomi and Sachiko’s collection is truly synergic.
We’re completely charmed by this collection! Comes with a code to access a digital copy via Ravelry. $29.50
Our Pattern and Yarn Picks:
This design features a braided cable running down the middle of the body, and on both sleeves. Choose from a pullover or cardigan version!
Our yarn picks: Berroco Mochi for a fluffy version, or Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok for a classic look.
An eye-catching geometric motif is a modern take on a classic colorwork hat. Instructions are included for a short or a folded brim.
Our yarn picks: Hazel Knits Lively DK for bold color pops, or Kelbourne Woolens Camper for a classic palette.
Buttons or open? Color pop or classic? And POCKETS! This classic wardrobe staple gets a modern look.
Our yarn picks: Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed
Bold lines and fun stripes star in this modern take on a classic colorwork yoke. Choose bold colors for a pop, or subdued shades for a traditional look.
Our yarn picks: de rerum natura Gilliat or Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed
Short sleeved or long? Cropped or tall length? With easy customizations and endless color possibilities, you can make yourself (and everyone else) the perfect striped top.
Our yarn picks: de rerum natura Gilliat or di gilpin Lalland