This cowl, designed by Michael Harrigan, uses many different stitch patterns. Eyelet, lace, slip stitch and Fair Isle are all used. The contrasting colors used in this cowl are very close to those that can be seen when the Aurora Borealis illuminates the northern sky.
The poncho consists of two identical rectangular pieces, 25″ x 49”, which are sewn together, leaving an opening for the neck. The poncho can be worn two ways–as a boat neck or a V-neck.
This charming tam was designed by Mary Beata Zweber as part of a requirement for Level 3 of the Master Hand Knitting Program.
This cardigan designed by Ashwini Jambhekar features cheerful nosegays, worked with bobbles, up the center front and an all-over lace pattern that provides a lighter look while keeping you warm in an all-wool yarn.
These argyle socks, designed by Lynn Whalen, include Fair Isle motifs in the diamonds.
This series provides a discussion of specialized finishing techniques beyond those covered in the Master Hand Knitting Program. This issue’s article provides instructions for applied I-cord by Celia Cahill.
This article by Donna Estin discusses two methods for creating button loops. The Nikko Cardigan has loop buttonholes.
Nikko Cardigan, designed by Donna Estin, packs a lot of details into a simple, versatile cardi. The off-center opening is accented by a narrow, contrasting-color band with artistic button loops to close the front with either buttons or toggles. Delicate lace/cable cuffs and hem provide an anchor for the contrasting color which transitions into an all-over slanted bamboo pattern worked in simple knit and purl stitches.
This regular feature by Mary Forte, a former Co-Chair of the Master Hand Knitting Committee, provides a quick tip to improve your understanding of knitting techniques. This issue’s tip is about cable needles.
This article by Pam Haswell discusses the history, styles and motifs and techniques of Andean knitting traditions. References are provided.