Knitters’ Favorite Patterns from Wool Studio Vol. V
As Interweave’s Yarn & Fiber Social Media Manager, I don’t usually get to see much of a new issue until it comes time for me to put it up on Ravelry. I truly relish sitting down with a mug of tea and the new issue, ready to revel in gorgeous design . . . and to inevitably add a pattern or two to my personal knitting queue. Wool Studio Vol. V was a particular pleasure to dive into.
This issue is inspired by Florence, Italy, both past and present. The inspiring blend of Old-World architecture, Renaissance art, and sleek style makes for an issue full of rich colors, unexpected cables, and chic silhouettes. Take a look inside and find tons of cold-weather knitting goodness.
All 10 knitting patterns in the issue are stunning—the perfect marriage of yarn and design—but three have risen to the top on Ravelry as knitters like you are planning their post-holiday knitting. Will you cast on one of these three indulgent designs to treat yourself or someone special this winter? Or is your favorite project from Wool Studio Vol. V still a hidden gem?
Far and away the most-favorited pattern from the collection so far is Jennifer Wood’s Arcetri Pullover, knitted in HiKoo Rylie by Skacel. Rylie is a blend of baby alpaca, mulberry silk, and linen, which perfectly highlights the lovely textural cables in Jennifer’s design. The cable pattern transitions along a diagonal line into a simple rib stitch, keeping the eye moving across the long silhouette of this flattering pullover. The result is a stunning use of positive and negative space, which creates a sense of darkness and light reminiscent of Renaissance paintings.
Designer Jennifer Wood
Yarn (affiliate link) HiKoo Rylie (50% baby alpaca, 25% mulberry silk, 25% linen; 274 yd / 3½ oz): #126 ink, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Next is the Arno Pullover by Susanna IC, a relaxed, easy-to-knit pullover with dropped shoulders and a high-low split hem. It’s the perfect pattern to show off Kelbourne Woolens Scout, a 2-ply 100% wool yarn with lovely subtle heathering. You’ll love how the ribbed turtleneck feels against your skin! The flowing cables along the front and sleeves of the garment and the touches of garter-stitch texture are inspired by cobblestone streets and the Arno River of Florence.
Designer Susanna IC
Yarn (affiliate link) Kelbourne Woolens Scout (100% wool; 274 yd / 3½ oz): #602 mulberry heather, 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.
In third place is Shellie Anderson’s Medici Pullover, an ultra-wearable design with subtle A-line shaping for a flattering, comfortable fit with extra ease at the hips. The dark drama of black GGH Baby Alpaka Color yarn calls to mind the deep shadows in portraits of the powerful Medici family. The black yarn is a wonderful pairing for the textured granite stitch adorning the deep hem, sleeves, and neckband. However, if the thought of knitting with black yarn makes you shudder, there are plenty of other colors available that are sure to delight you.
Designer Shelly Anderson
Yarn (affiliate link) GGH Baby Alpaka (100% baby alpaca; 109 yd / 1¾ oz): #24 black, 10 (11, 12, 13, 15) balls. Yarn distributed by The Trendsetter Yarn Group.
We can’t wait to see your versions of these lovely pullovers, plus the other seven Florence-inspired designs in Wool Studio Vol. V. Be sure to tag @interweavecraft on Instagram and use #woolstudio so we can see your lovely interpretations!
Yours in Stitches,
(Featured Images: Acetri Pullover by Jennifer Wood, Arno Pullover by Susanna IC, and Medici Pullover by Shellie Anderson. All photos by Harper Point Photography.)
Cast on something luxurious for yourself today!