One of the things I love about our new pattern collection, Northwoods (and there are so many things), is how sophisticated and polished all the project are, while still being down-to-earth. They’re all just so wearable, you know? And the cable stitches add a lot of interest without being overwhelming to knit. Today, I’m highlighting a couple of my favorite patterns from the collection, with some exclusive images from the photo shoot that I couldn’t fit into the book.
When I saw the samples, I was so immediately smitten with the delicate cables of the Snowy Thicket Mittens, knit in heavenly soft Andean Treasure, that I cast on for them right away. This is my first time using Andean Treasure, in the new light gray Finnley colorway, and oh. my. goodness. It is SO soft and silky that now I want to use it in EVERYTHING. Sweaters, scarves, hats, tea cozies, you name it. I just finished one mitten and am fighting second mitten syndrome as hard as I can so I can power through and wear these as soon as it gets cold!
With its big collar and all-over lattice of cables, the Freeport Cardigan is just so casually elegant. I think it’d be a perfect sweater for looking good at the brunch scene, while remaining cozy and comfy with minimal effort. The choice of Wool of the Andes Tweed really accentuates the rustic-ness of the cables.
I adore a big, snuggly cowl that keeps my neck and chin warm while looking fabulous, and the Gaufrer Cowl, our cover project, completely delivers on all fronts. The elaborate cable pattern is so old-worldly and chic and Swish Worsted has such a wonderfully smooth, fleecy feel to it. AND it’s reversible, so you’d never have care if the right side is showing or not.
There are other amazing projects in this collection, like a men’s cabled zip-neck sweater (!) that will make any guy look like a rugged outdoors enthusiast, a gorgeous pair of zig-zag mittens, a cute cabled hat, a sweet snowflake pullover, and an adorable scarf with pom-poms (you know how much I love pom-poms!) Check out the printed book here and the e-book here (and of course we have each one available individually). Happy knitting!