Wool Studio Vol. VI Lookbook
“Wool Studio.” Does it sound like a workspace where fluffy sheep work on producing their fleeces? Or does it bring to mind a bright, open, gallery-style room with wood floors, tables, and overflowing shelves of natural-colored yarn? A busy, colorful space full of designers and yarn-makers? This issue of Wool Studio brings together the work of a group of editors, designers, and yarn makers in a true partnership.
With Wool Studio Volume VI, we enter our fourth year of this experiment in sophisticated, simple, and luxurious knitwear that pairs exceptional designers with splendid yarns. This issue converges around the theme of geometry: lines, curves, and polygons, in addition to the three-dimensional forms that make up every stitch of knitwear.
Embracing this mathematical prompt, designers Irina Anikeeva, Stella Egidi, Donna Estin, Amy Gunderson, Susanna IC, Maria Leigh, Linda Marveng, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Kephren Pritchett, and Cheryl Toy created tops, cardigans, and wraps calculated to please. The other part of the equation is the yarn companies whose exceptional work is featured here: Blue Sky Fibers, Fibra Natura (distributed by Universal Yarn), Jagger Spun, Jo Sharp (distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre), Kelbourne Woolens, Lorna’s Laces, Mountain Meadow Wool, Plymouth Yarn, Sugar Bush Yarns, and Trendsetter Yarns.
This issue is not only a creative joint project between designer and yarn but also within the creative team at Interweave, where we approached the project as an internal collaboration. Founding editor Meghan Babin’s hand is still visible here, but editors Sara Dudek, Hannah Baker, and Anne Merrow have all joined senior project editor Joni Coniglio and senior designer Bekah Thrasher to bring this issue together.
Wool Studio is a creative home for wearable luxury knitting designs. Enjoy this new collection of everyday classics and create your own kind of wool studio—wherever you knit.
Header image: Cartesian Pullover by Irina Anikeeva. This lush sweater combines simple vertical and horizontal ribbing in a stylish boxy sweater you’ll reach for over and over again. Beginning with a provisional cast-on and clever saddle shoulder, the pullover includes bold straight lines with a few unexpected angles. All photos by Harper Point Photography.