I’m off to York today, so here’s an appropriately themed sweater, by Jade Starmore. I have a big greenish-brown cabled sweater that I like to wear on holiday (pictured below): this pattern would give you a much more elegant version of the same thing, and in the gorgeous colours of Alice Starmore yarn. See you on Monday!
To finish off the week’s zigzag theme, here’s another gorgeous Hélène Magnússon design: the Klukka Skirt from her book Icelandic Handknits* (2013). Yes, I know it’s not technically a sweater, but knitted skirts are a special passion of mine, and I will write more about them on the blog soon.
*Note on bookselling websites. I do not use or recommend Amazon (this excellent article by my friend Sarah gives some of the reasons why) so when linking to titles of books I mention on the blog, I will use hive.co.uk (a UK-based e-tailer that pays its corporation taxes here, and gives a kickback to local independent bookshops) or other, more ethical alternatives to Amazon.
This is Blaze, from Knitty Fall 2004. Doesn’t that deep orange make your heart sing? And I adore the wide neckline. A quick read of the pattern instructions suggests it’s just a standard bind-off, but I would be tempted to do it in i-cord, for a really clean, bold finish.