A PieceWork Tradition

1. Knit a whimsical set of Strolling Dolls by Sarah Ivinson. 2. Cast on this rectangular paisley stole in luscious Merino silk yarn designed by Lana Jois. 3. The luminous beauty of stained glass rose windows is captured in Laura Ricketts’ Christ Church Tam. All photos by Julia Vandenoever.

Clockwise from upper left: Knit a whimsical set of Strolling Dolls by Sarah Ivinson. Cast on this rectangular paisley stole in luscious Merino silk yarn designed by Lana Jois. The luminous beauty of stained glass rose windows is captured in Laura Ricketts’ Christ Church Tam. All photos by Julia Vandenoever.

The special issue Knitting Traditions is a PieceWork tradition going back six years to the very first issue in 2010. Each issue delights with historically inspired projects and articles that give insight into knitting’s rich past. This spring’s issue is packed full of timeless projects with a decidedly romantic Victorian air.

Take a stroll through its pages and step back in time with Sarah Ivinson’s whimsical Strolling Dolls. Your companions for this excursion are none other than Edgar Allan Poe, complete with raven, and a fashionably outfitted Flâneur and Flâneuse (male and female stroller). Guard yourself from the evening chill with Lana Jois’s gilded Strip of Paisley Wrap. Nothing could be finer than sophisticated paisley knit from end to end in a rich golden merino/silk blend yarn. Take in the divine sights with Laura Ricketts’ stained-glass-inspired tam which takes its architectural design elements straight from the rose windows of Christ Church Cathedral in Christ Church College, Oxford, England.

Just as a day should never pass without taking a daily turn about town—I can’t imagine a day without knitting! Both revitalize mind, body, and soul. This issue of Knitting Traditions is sure to rejuvenate your own knitting tradition!

Happy knitting!
Elizabeth

Knitting Traditions Spring 2016