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Nigella by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Nigella by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Today we're talking with Kate Gagnon Osborne of Kelbourne Woolens about Nigella, a shawl she designed using Kelbourne Woolens Andorra. Nigella uses different stitch patterns throughout the design that keep knitting fun until the last stitch.   amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? Kate:  When contemplating stitch patterns for the shawl, I looked at the close-up images of fabrics included in the submission call. I really loved the ruching and many layered textiles of Hanne Friis and wanted to see if I could translate the idea of layered wovens into knit form. When swatching patterns, I like to take existing lace...

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Fay by Fiona Alice

Fay by Fiona Alice

Today we're talking with Fiona Alice about her Issue 22 design Fay, a comfy pullover with hidden details. The sample is worked in Illimani Sabri I, a blend of 85% organic cotton and 15% baby alpaca, for a smooth, extra soft fabric with lovely drape. amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design?Fiona: There were many textures in the original mood board for this issue that inspired me. I knew I wanted to play around with a transparent element in this design and decided to go with lace. I hid the lace trellis underneath the arms and on the sides of the sweater, so a pop of texture...

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Thistle by Sari Nordlund

Thistle by Sari Nordlund

The Issue 22 KAL is in progress over on Instagram! To participate, just share photos of your projects from the new issue with our hashtag, #amirisu22kal. The knit-along will be running until August 15, 2021. Visit our Instagram for more details. Today we're talking with Sari about her lacy summer socks, Thistle. If you're new to sock or lace knitting and feel unsure about knitting your own pair of Thistle socks, read on for some encouragement from Sari! amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design?Sari: I was inspired by the sea and the way the waves hit the beach on a windless day making soft ripples and carrying...

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Humboldt by amirisu

Humboldt by amirisu

Issue 22 features two amirisu designs and today we're talking with Tokuko about her contribution, Humboldt. With a striking zig-zag lace motif around the yoke, Humboldt is linen pullover ideal for warm weather. amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? Tokuko: I've been teaching how to calculate and construct a round-yoke sweater from the bottom up in one of my classes, and I wanted to design something of my own using those techniques. I decided to go with a pullover with a lace motif around the yoke. The lace is worked while decreasing stitches, and I found it a little tricky to figure out how to make it...

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