A lovely selection of some finished Juxtaposition shrugs. I big puffy heart my testers so much!
This transitional shrug bridges the juxtaposition of Summer and Fall. Ideal for that between space where it’s not quite time to put away the summer wear but not actually cool enough to pull out the beloved flannel. The DK weight shrug’s squishy texture stitch and deep ribbing provides the breathable warmth required for this in between season of life.
Are you going to Stitches Midwest this weekend? Hopefully I'll see you there! Juxtaposition is the perfect project for that impulse yarn purchase you just can't walk away from. The low yardage and versatility of the piece lets you truly indulge in that amazing yarn that will catch your eye!
The pattern drops tomorrow but to help set you up for shopping success, I thought I'd share with you the yardage requirements a day early. My sample was knit in Plucky's DK weight yarn and modeled in the Medium size. Yardage needed for sizes S (M, L, XL) is: 740 (810, 890, 970). The sizes correspond with following bust sizes: 30-35 (36-40, 41-46, 47-52) inches.
My lovely testers for my Juxtaposition chose a wide variety of hues and tones for their shrugs. One of my favorite things about utilizing test knitters is seeing my concepts come to life in such a contrast of colors!
I can't wait to see what color you knit Juxtaposition in when the pattern releases on Friday!
My new pattern that is releasing on Friday is reversible! As I was swatching and designing, I became enamored with the "wrong side" of the work but opted to model the piece with the original right side facing. Turns out, some of my testers loved the inside of the shrug just as much and opted to wear it in reverse!
I can't wait to show you all the details of Juxtaposition, my new shrug, on Friday!
Ferris Wheels, tufts of cotton candy, and hot summer nights were the inspiration for this sweater. As always, the goal of practicality is threaded throughout the entire top down piece; lightweight and airy with enough structure to give shape without making you uncomfortable in the heat. Cap sleeves and high-low style offers practical design elements beautifully balanced against the whimsical colorwork and hem statements. The stranded colorwork is only on the front, to avoid accidentally snagging anything you might brush up against, and the bobbles at the hem provide just enough weight to keep the edges from curling while maintaining the charming scallop.
This triangle shawl has gentle angles and is the ideal summer travel project. Beginning in a soothing stockinette that changes to chunky garter stripes, it also has the occasional clusters of eyelets to provide visual interest and shaping support. Ending in a fun lace pattern, it offers a built in fastening solution to make the shawl extremely wearable during the active outings summer weather demands. The bobble bind off offers a charming and quirky touch without branching into a childish appearance.
Hats and scarves are lovely sets but tend to leave a gap where wind can creep in. A hooded cowl is the perfect solution. Stranded colorwork offers extra warmth and the generous hood cuts the wind and protects you from basic elements without giving you quintessential hat hair.
Kelp is a shawl to suit the knitter’s mood in any given moment. Designed to work with the yarn you have on hand or a skein that calls to you from your local yarn shop, you can cast on and have a lovely shawl rippling around your shoulders in no time flat.
Fog: A Shawl Recipe
Have you ever succumbed to the incredible urge to purchase all the gorgeous lace weight colorways in the local yarn store and come to your senses two days later? I certainly have, and after realizing that I will never knit that gorgeous yarn into anything because, well, it’s lace weight, I decided to do something about it.
“Fog: a shawl recipe” was designed with those impulse buy, hand-painted, lace weight, forever in your stash, squishy, gorgeous skeins in mind. Finally, a pattern to justify the the irresistible call of indulgence which will produce a wearable handknit shawl, no matter your attention span!
This recipe will guide you in creating a spectacular and wearable finished creation, even if you’re dealing with brain fog. Knit until you’ve hit a good stopping point in the color changes, knit until you get bored with the current section, knit until you get a whim to switch. There is no right or wrong here, just what makes your crafting heart sing.
My guidelines are simply suggestions. If anything is vital to the end result of the pattern, it’ll be emphasized. This recipe assumes basic knowledge such as what a garter ridge is, how to pick up stitches, etc.