Knit 'n Style's February (!) issue hits the newsstands today. We're so excited to see Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted and Grace featured in Sandi Prosser's Getting Ready for Spring.
Sandi is one of those people that would be easy to hate. She's tall, thin and extremely stylish. Did I mention beautiful? Yeah, she's beautiful too. You know the type.
But, then she starts talking and you realize you love her. She's smart, funny and clever as the dickens. And pretty darn talented when it comes to design. What a package.
She stopped by our booth at TNNA last January and we started scheming about a fun knit for the dog days of winter. She's Canadian, so she knows all about the dog days of winter.
All I knew for sure was that I LOVED the Hullabaloo and Island Blue together and wanted a fair-isle that had a stained glass effect. The main "inspiration" came from the bead I found for the closure. Yes, it is actually a bead, but the color and shape just seemed to work. That led to using i-cords for the ties!
I really wanted that sweater that would add "life" to winter (we get pretty dreary up here)!
I like the way the classic motifs feel ubur modern when they're worked in bright, fresh colors. This sweater would look completely different in Chocolate and Natural or Charcoal and Red Rover.