A Texture Wave is Here!
My name is Ariane. Some of you may know me as the gal that helps out at Knit House on Main on Tuesdays and Saturdays. I am enamored with all things knitted (and sheep!) and spend a lot of time not only engaging in this craft but also reading about it. It is my pleasure to share some of my findings with you through the Knit House on Main blog. Every week, I will post what has caught my eye. Please chime in at any time! I am always interested in hearing what has piqued your interest!
Looking through IG and Ravelry lately and it is hard to miss all the beautiful textured sweaters that have come from many top designers. Have you seen Stephen West’s Dustland Sweater
and Petiteknits’s Ingrid
sweater? They quickly went into my favorites.
But there is also Oska by Caitlin Hunter and the one that is on my needles now, Bretema from Portuguese designer Lola Dacosta. Another one is Sweater No. 18 by My Favorite Things. Not sure why texture is suddenly so popular with many sweater designers, but I love it!
I first tried textured stitches with the Guernsey Wrap By Brooklyn Tweed's Jared Flood. Not only does it look good, it is fun to knit and encourages me to keep on knitting to see what the next pattern will look like. Textured patterns are also usually easy to knit. The 3 dimensional effect is produced with only knits and purls performed in a specific sequence.
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