Knitted skirts and dresses were once a staple of the knitter’s wardrobe. Just as every fashion show used to end with a wedding dress, no magazine was complete with out at least 1 dress if not a dress and 2 piece knitted suit. Exquisite day dresses with smart jackets hand knit with an exciting new fiber, rayon, on US size 1, 2 or 3 were all the rage in the 1930s and ’40s. In the 1950s, mohair was all the rage; in the 1960s, sheath and mini-dresses.
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I was recently the recipient of an incredible gift: a hand knit sweater made by my dear friend Ellen Mason, a version of her Banner Pullover from Portfolio Vol. 1. I don’t think anyone appreciates a hand knit as much as another knitter, and this gift brought tears to my eyes. Fortunately we had a break from all the beautiful summer weather we’ve been having over the weekend and I got to wear my new sweater!
The Spring 2016 issue of the Amirisu Magazine launched with a cardigan knit in Berroco’s Corsica on the cover! The collection includes 8 designs for light weight spring and summer knitting, as well as articles that range from a city guide with profiles of some of the amazing artisans working in Nashville to new books and tools of note. We are so thrilled to be included in this beautiful collection featuring many of our favorite designers.
The Summer 2016 Knitscene has a new patterns by both of the Amys here in the Berroco Design office. One of my favorite things about designing for magazine editorial is feeling like I get to work with my friends. Check out Amy P.’s dreamy Ipomoea scarf here or continue reading for thoughts and fit advice on the Anil Cardigan designed by yours truly (Amy C.). Read more