Mary Jane Mucklestone is one of our great travelers, exploring the world with knitting in hand. And she has taught legions of knitters all about working with color.
We have long dreamed of going on one of her guided trips, so this Field Guide is our chance to set off with Mary Jane to explore Léttlopi, the worsted-weight Icelandic yarn that is so lofty yet warm.
Get ready for a season of cozy knitting with Mary Jane and her colorful ideas. Field Guide No. 17 is a collection of five designs to knit again and again.
Five designs to play with, with five interchangeable stitch motifs and the huge palette of Léttlopi yarn, the worsted weight of the classic Icelandic yarn. These are quick, tremendously fun designs.
- Daytripper Cardigan: Quick to make, full of color, this is a lightweight sweater because it’s knitted on US size 10 (6 mm) needles. It includes a steek for the front opening, which is a great new technique for your customers to try.
- Destination Pullover: Pockets! A sweet touch on this simple, cozy sweater. Blocks of color are connected by brief moments of stranded colorwork. Knit on a size US 10 (6 mm) needle, the Léttlopi yarn becomes a fabric that is lofty and light—just the thing for a cool day.
- Destination Scarf: A design that lets colors shift as quietly or dramatically as you like. Mix your colors and choose among the five stitch motifs to cook up your own unique fluffer.
- Trinket Mittens: These mittens are a traditional style that Mary Jane discovered years ago during her time in Sweden. Choose your cuff motif from the five motifs included in the Field Guide.
- Jaunty Beanie: This is serious multiples territory. A hat that lets you fool around with your color pairings and stranded color pattern? You’ll finish one and already be scheming up the next one.
No. 14 Refresh
A welcome breeze of clean, fresh design from Carol Feller, the Irish designer whose work we have loved for many years. These four patterns explore texture, structure, and the beauty of a special yarn.
You will discover beautiful design all the way through this Field Guide. This is a gorgeous display of Carol Feller’s agile way with stitch patterns, cables, and structure.
Carol’s training as an engineer shines in this cardigan. The fun of exploring clever construction is what this design is all about. The saddle shoulders, the shape of the garment—it all converges in a forever piece that combines classic and modern. And her training as a textile artist means that the fabric we’re making is a perfect weight, just gorgeous.
There’s a reason knitters love to knit shawls and wraps: it’s knitting at its most painterly.
No need to think about size or fit, and with today’s knitters more clever than ever, a great shawl design allows for expanding skills. Here, Carol mixes cables, knit/purl patterns, and a triangle shape in a lush snuggler.
When we began to plan this Field Guide with Carol, our conversation included talk of a poncho.
But Carol’s imagination took her far afield from the familiar drapey extravaganza, to this neat, versatile layer. We love it. It has the same easy feel of a poncho, but the buttons down the sides mean you can wear it as you like.
A beanie for a cool day. The lighter yarn makes this a winner for a windy day, or maybe a day when you’re craving a cover. This is a fast, clever knit.