A little while ago I was looking through my knitting books for something (I can’t remember what, obviously) and found a book I’d completely forgotten about!
Seriously, I don’t remember buying this book at all – I might’ve bought it in Japan, but on the other hand I might’ve gotten at a Knitter’s Frolic here in Toronto. At any rate, I’m glad I found it again, because it has really awesome designs in it! The book is crammed full of patterns. I’m totally on a colourwork kick right now, at least in my head if not yet on my needles.
This tunic and scarf combo just look so cozy.
A classic yoked cardigan, with a great chart!
You can’t really tell from this photo, but that’s a button-down capelet – straight across the bottom and really cool.
The diagrams and charts make any of these patterns totally doable, even if you don’t read Japanese (I don’t). And of course, the inspiration is priceless – the garment shapes, the colourwork patterns, the colour combos.
This button-up cowl would make a great intro to colourwork and steeking, if you don’t want to commit to a whole sweater.
I have been knitting a bit of colourwork, although it’s stalled out a bit. You can’t really tell what it’s supposed to be yet – there’ll be some embroidery as well. Hint: it’s not supposed to be leopard print!