I usually find spring and summer issues of knitting mag a bit disappointing, but Twist Collective this year totally rocks! (Dude, should I be adding ‘schizoid’ and ‘chill pill’ back into my vocabulary, too?) From indie-chic cardis to gorgeous shawls and stole (and even some fab lightshades), I’m really rather smitten!
My favourite, I think, is Quintet. I’m not hot on the stripes, but it is the exact shape of the cardigan I practically lived in the last time I was in Munich. I bought yarn from Wollmeise especially to replicate it, but haven’t got round to it yet. I did think I was going to have to wing the design myself; now I’m thinking I shan’t have to!
Moving on to the shawls and stole, I can’t get over how adorable Budding Apple is! I read Ann’s post about it and have been somewhat distracted by the thought of the edging ever since. Trousseau is similarly luscious. I need to get my hands on that yarn, it just looks sublime.
Although Sunbreak isn’t a shawl or a stole, I’m going to include it hear anyway. Lou and I are slightly obsessed with picnic blankets, and if I wasn’t so busy being a good student, I would have made about a dozen to gallivant about London parks with this summer. However, it’s Vesna that’s really got me. I think this might be my wedding shall. I’ve got the yarn and now I think I’ve got the pattern.
I still haven’t had time to read the articles, but if the patterns are anything to go by, they’ll be better than ever.