From Elena Solier Jansà, the designer: “I designed this to be something comfy and cool to keep one cosy on an autumnal campfire evening.
The Cingles Vest will keep your heart warm and your arms free! It is an easy to wear layering piece. This design is clearly inspired by traditional Fair Isle knits.
I opted for a low contrast palette, inspired by an autumnal forest landscape: the mossy green vegetation melts with the earthy browns and are splashed by the grey blue sky and the white clouds; the sparks of the fire shine in the middle of this bucolic landscape."
The vest is worked from the bottom-up entirely in the round, with steeks for the armholes and v-neck. Once the steeks are completed, stitches are picked up to finish the armholes and neckline with ribbing.
Elena Solier Jansà
This pattern is available in our Issue 8.
High twist worsted-spun Romney and Hebridean make up the most beautiful and very deliberately designed natural sock yarn that comes in a range of gorgeous undyed and dyed shades.
I have a pair of socks made with snowdonia, and cherish them. Definitely different for anyone who prefers superwash yarn for socks. I, myself, prefer more rustic yarn for my socks.
They are so warm to wear! When knitting, i prefer using wooden needles to offer a little grip. And the yarn does split a bit when knitting - so may not be for everyone. But again, really love the yarn!
Above the 100% natural and organic yarn, I love the charm, it adds to your knitting. Romney and Hebridean make a vivid thread with character and elegance. I love the muted colour shades which perfectly underline this extraordinary yarn. I love this yarn not only for socks, but also for shawls, garments and accessoiries.
I love this yarn too! it looked like it was going to be itchy but it isn't. I made mittens and my hands are kind of sensitive. what is amazing is that my mittens are warmer than my polar gloves, as tested on a bike in winter! love the colors and the wooliness of it. Doesn't form an especially smooth, even fabric and it has those little black hairs but this all gives it a depth and a texture that I am super pleased with. I think you can see this in the attached but to compare, check out the Coill mittens in MS issue #8.
Katie's iconic British Sheep Breeds illustration now also come screen printed on an unbleached cotton ribbon!
This 20mm wide cotton tape is ideal for wool and sheep lovers. Use it to line button bands, neaten your steeks, or simply to add a personal touch to a knitterly gift.
Price is per single meter. Multiples will be cut as one continuous length.
Screen printed in the UK from Katie's original scratchboard illustration.
Katie Green hand-draws gorgeous, extremely detailed illustrations of all things fiber and nature. Katie's work is not only impeccable, you also discover something new every time you look at it. Katie continuously shares the creative process behind her work on Instagram and in a wonderful podcast, and we very much enjoy the behind-the-scenes of how these products are made.
lovely design - I am gifting a yard to each of my knitting friends when we meet at Rhinebeck! I'm seeing one for myself, too. Great way to finish a sweater
As with all of Katie's products the ribbon is of amazing quality and makes every knit extra special!
I absolutely love this new cotton ribbon with all the wonderful sheep breeds. You know the saying "Less is more", well this classic black and white ribbon will lend itself to complementing any sweater I apply the ribbon to. And, as I'm a knitter, I will use it for adding structure and support to the button band of knit garments.