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Featured: Preble by Leila Raabe

Featured: Preble by Leila Raabe

みなさん、こんにちは。今号はちょっと気合いを入れて、掲載作品やデザイナーの方々を紹介していきたいと思います。第1弾は、Preble。リリースの1週間前まで表紙にする予定だった、レイラのデザインした帽子です。From this week to July, we are going to introduce patterns and designers from the latest issue.  The first is Preble, a beautiful intricate hat pattern from Leila Raabe. This was the initial cover image - until a week before the release. 表紙候補だった写真はこれ。ちょっと古い雑誌風にしたかったので。でも、春らしい方を取りました。 今回建築写真を並べたイメージボードを元にデザインしてもらった帽子がこれ。どうやって生まれたのでしょう?レイラ:今住んでいるメイン州ポートランドの中心市街地、美しいレンガ造りの建物が沢山あるの。特に、毎日通勤途中に目に入るこの建物に刺激を受けたわ(このリンクから1900年代初めごろの様子が見れます)。When presented the mood board full of architectural photos, Leila came back to us with the Preble design. Where has she gotten the inspiration?Leila says: My current neighborhood, downtown Portland, Maine, with its beautiful brick architecture; in particular, the building at the head of my street that I see every morning on my walk to work (a...

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Featured: Gake by Kirsten Johnstone

Featured: Gake by Kirsten Johnstone

Gake is our featured pattern this week.  Designed by Kirsten Johnstone, the summer top has very interesting and unique features yet chic and wearable.今週はGakeを特集します。4号でもフィーチャーしたキルステンのデザイン。特徴的な構造とディテールを盛り込みながらも、シックで着やすいトップスです。Kirsten described the features for us:Kirsten: My design inspiration developed from thoughts about the inherent contrasting features of stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch. I wanted to explore a design that celebrated both sides of the knit while still ‘working together’ as a coherent design.This design incorporates 2 completely different shaped tops, butted together along the central exposed seam line. One side of the design features a fitted sleeve, smooth stockinette stitch and tailored waist shaping with...

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Featured: Whisper by Veera Välimäki

Featured: Whisper by Veera Välimäki

Hiya! It's been a while since I last updated this blog.  We had a retreat to run, plans to scheme, that had kept us quite busy.  But, we are off to vacation tomorrow!  Our very first trip to abroad, so exciting!A new KAL, Whispers KAL is starting on June 14.  Hope this interview will help you decide what yarn to choose for your Whisper.  I started swatting today, still not sure whether to use a linen yarn or Tosh Merino Light.こんにちは。前回のブログ更新から大分経ってしまいました。リトリートや色々な企みに時間を取られていましたが、明日から久々のバケーションに行ってきます!amirisuは6/1~14お休みです。さてそんな慌ただしいなか、人気デザインWhispersのKALがスタートします。6/14にキャストオン。参加ご希望の方はそれまでにこちらのボードに書き込みをしてくださいね。とはいえ、緩い感じでやりますので、途中参加や編み途中参加、大歓迎です。メリは今日スウォッチを編んで水通ししてみました。まだ糸について思案中。みなさんも、Veeraのインタビューを参考にどうぞ。 amirisu:  Hi Veera!  First question: where did you get the inspiration for your design?Veera: Actually, the idea originated from the...

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Free Pattern from amirisu - Pixie Scarf Hat

Free Pattern from amirisu - Pixie Scarf Hat

We have an early holiday gift for you!This cute little pixie hat has a scarf attached to it, which allows you (your little ones) to wear it in many different ways.  It's designed by our staff, Miyoko, using one skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK.It's perfect for a last minute holiday gift! Pixie Scarf Hat                        Design by Miyoko Cancro This super cute pixie hat is easy to knit and keeps children warm in cold days.The attached scarf makes it even easier to wear. It's long enough to tie or wrap around your child’s neck.  Just wear as a scarf and keep...

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