Sink Your Needles into Juicy Jewel Tones This Winter
Warm up with the “Cypress & Plum” collection in knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017. I looked for modern designs with a traditional twist—classic cables, striking silhouettes, unexpected construction, and delectable fibers in juicy jewel tones. Inspired by Dutch Master paintings, the photography plays with saturated hues and warm light.
We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite pieces in this collection for their distinctive design elements, construction, and fibers.
1. Hansen Pullover by Cassie Castillo, in Imperial Yarn Erin
The Hansen Pullover sets a tone for the “Cypress & Plum” story with its deep plum color and clever construction. A bold dripping cable motif, inspired by wrought iron, decorates the front. Smaller parts of the motif appear on the sleeves. You’ll start with short rows for a shaped hem in the back, then work the body in one piece to the armholes. A comfortable A-line shape, close-fitting sleeves, and turtleneck make this sophisticated design easy to wear.
2. Lundbye Scarf by Cheryl Toy, in Manos del Uruguay Alegria (distributed by Fairmount Fibers)
With the Lundbye Scarf, it’s all in the details: a subtle reversible cable, a tubular cast-on and bind-off edges, and a gentle, tonal gray showcases the ribbing and cables. Although it’s made in a fingering weight, this project will fly off your needles once you get into the groove of the cables.
3.Eckersberg Pullover by Sarah Solomon, in Wookfolk Tov
The Eckersberg Pullover pulls inspiration from traditional motifs but is decidedly modern. Intricate cables wind down the front, contrasting with a simple purl rib on the rest of the pullover. Tubular cast-on and bind-off edges add a professional finish.
What is your favorite piece from the “Cypress & Plum” collection? We want to know!