Celtic Night Cowl by Michael Harrigan

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.

Nosegay Cardi by Ashwini Jambhekar

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.

Nikko Cardigan By Donna Estin

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.

Needle Tip

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.