Designer Feature

Weekend Wraps / Cecily Glowick MacDonald & Melissa LaBarre

Knitwear designers Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre have released yet another fabulous book with Interweave Press! It’s full of lovely projects you could knit over a weekend, with patterns for knitters of all skill levels. 

We are excited to have two of The Fibre Co. yarns showcased in the book, with designs by Bristol Ivy and our very own Kate Gagnon Osborn. 

Bristol Ivy designed the Nonotuck Wrap using The Fibre Co.’s Tundra. Described in the book as ‘a generous wrap which uses the classic stitch Vine Lace in an interesting way’, this accessory would make for a perfect project for those new to lace patterning.

Yarn: The Fibre Co. Tundra: Taiga, 6 skeins.
Gauge: 13.5 sts + 16 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in reverse st st, after blocking.
Needles: US 10 (6 mm) straights or 24″ (60 cm) circular.
Size: 20.5″ (52 cm) width, 67″ (170 cm) length.

Below is the Gansey Shawl, inspired by traditional fishermen’s gansey sweaters. Designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn, using The Fiber Co.’s Cumbria, this is a classic shawl shape worked up in a worsted weight yarn. 

The shawl begins at the center neck, and increases are worked in a traditional fashion to the point. The four stripes of knit/purl patterning alternate down the garter stitch edge, finished using the Channel Island bind-off

The Fibre Co. Cumbria: Scaffel Pike, 3 skeins.
Gauge: 16 sts + 33 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in chart pattern, after blocking.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) 60″ (150 cm) circular.
Size: 56″ (142 cm) width, 25.5″ (65 cm) length at center.

While it is still quite hot here in Philadelphia, fall is just around the corner, and these pieces would make a lovely addition to any cold-weather wardrobe! 

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