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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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Calathea by amirisu

Calathea by amirisu

amirisu Issue 22 was released earlier this month on June 10. Inspired by layers, this issue features twelve knitwear designs that play with lace, stripes, and texture. We will feature each of designs here on our blog by sharing some short conversations with designers who contributed to this issue. Today, we are talking with Hiromi Otsuru about Calathea, a reversible summer scarf that is perfect for keeping cold air conditioner breezes at bay and adding extra style to a plain outfit. Hiromi is also a member of the amirisu team in Tokyo where she regularly teaches lesson at our new shop.   amirisu: What was your...

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Marble by Alina Schneider

Marble by Alina Schneider

Today we're talking with Alina about the elegant design she designed for Issue 21, Marble. The sample uses Baby Yak Medium from mYak for a soft and cozy pullover with lots of interesting details. amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design? Alina: It was a combination of amirisu aesthetics, yarn and my own knitwear preferences.For me, amirisu has always been synonymous with casual and timeless knitwear, and it was my goal to create a piece that will match this vision.Baby yak yarn created such a beautiful drape, so I knew I wanted to play with the flow of the fabric created by the...

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