Designer Feature: Foundations: Road To China Light

The Fibre Co. just released a collection of four accessory patterns in Road to China Light. Entitled Foundations, each pattern is designed with gift giving and skill building in mind. Designed using just 1-3 skeins each, there is still plenty of time to knit one - or all four! - for that lucky someone in your life.

TOP: L / Cable and Rib Hat. R / Cable Wristwarmers.
BOTTOM: L / Mistake Stitch Rib Hat. R / Textured Cowl.

From The Fibre Co.:

The gift of handmade is at the core of our latest series of design collections. We named it ‘Foundations’ because these are the building blocks for a lifelong hobby in which we can clothe ourselves and our loved ones in beautiful colours and texture.

Cable and Rib Hat:
YARN The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Grey Pearl, 2 skeins.
GAUGE 30 sts and 34 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in cable and rib patt, after blocking.
NEEDLE US 3 (3.25 mm).
SIZE 19.75" (50 cm) Circumference, 7.5" (19 cm) Length (not including 4 cm (1.75 in) turnback).

Cable Wristwarmers:
YARN The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Shorter: Moonstone, 1 skein. Longer: Riverstone, 1 skein.
GAUGE 26 sts and 30 rnds = 4" (10 cm) measured over patt.
NEEDLES US 3 (3.25 mm).
SIZE 7" (18 cm) Circumference.

Mistake Stitch Rib Hat:
YARN The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Red Jasper, 2 skeins.
GAUGE 30 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in patt.
NEEDLES US 3 (3.25 mm).
SIZES 20" (51 cm) Circumference (when slightly stretched). 7.5" (19 cm) Length.

Textured Cowl:
YARN The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Long version: Tanzanite, 2 skeins. Short version: Blue Tourmaline, 1 skein.
NEEDLE US 5 (3.75mm).
GAUGE 21 sts and 39 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in mistake rib, after blocking.
SIZES 20 (48)" [50 (120) cm] Circumference, 8 (6.75)" [20 (17) cm] Height.

The patterns are available individually or you may purchase all four in a single PDF. For more information, view the collection on Ravelry here, or via The Fibre Co. site here.

All images © The Fibre Co.

As Seen On Instagram: Sweater Weather

Fall is here, it is finally sweater weather, and knitters are getting ready for the season with some gorgeous sweaters from Kelbourne Woolens patterns!

ROW 1 /
Jenna Ashburn is making a Rawah Pullover for Rhinebeck in The Fibre Co. Cumbria. I plan on bringing my sample to the festival - maybe we'll see each other and be twinning!
• Alice Ryan is playing yarn chicken with her St. Brendan - we hope she won!

ROW 2 / 
Rosie Up North took some super cute photos of her St. Brendan pullover late last month. Green is everywhere this season, and we're loving her use of it as the main color in the design.
• Julie from Be Homemade has been documenting her Bibbe progress - and she's nearly done!

ROW 3 /
Kaylee from Fancy Tiger Crafts knit herself a Bibbe in The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light and she looks fantastic in it. (View more photos via the FT blog here.)
Nicole from Finch has been knitting up a storm this fall, and even took the time to take her Finn Valley to the beach.

ROW 4 /
• Wee ones need sweaters, too, and A Yarn Story worked up this darling Colette in The Fibre Co. Road to China Light. I absolutely love the hearts paired with the moody green and grey colors. 
Hillsborough Yarn Shop customer Melinda spent some worthwhile time swatching and planning colors for her St. Brendan. The turquoise blue mixed with the dark neutrals in The Fibre Co. Arranmore is stunning and we can't wait to see the finished result.

Designer Feature: Safdie by Quenna Lee

After a brief hiatus, Twist Collective is back with some new and exciting changes for its 9th anniversary, including a partnership with Webs!

The Fall Issue is packed full of lovely designs in the classic Twist style we all know and love, as well as some really excellent articles. (Except now I'm desperate to drop everything and go to Ukraine!) 

Included in the magazine, is Safdie, a pullover by one of our favorite designers, Quenna Lee. Designed using The Fibre Co. Luma, this lovely season-spanning design features a split hem, broken ribbing, and an on-trend drop shoulder construction. Designed using just a bit of ease, the fitted sleeves and short row shaping at the shoulders make for a casual yet flattering design.

The Fibre Co. Luma, Goldenmosa: 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins .
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.
Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size: 37 ¼ (39 ½, 41 ¼, 44 ½, 47 ½, 51 ½, 56 ½)" / 94.5 (100.5, 105, 113, 120.5, 131, 143.5) cm bust. Intended to be worn with 4" / 10 cm positive ease.

You can view the whole issue here, or check out all the designs via Ravelry here

All images © Chrissy Jarvis