Jennifer Wood Feature

This week, we're featuring Designer Jennifer Wood and her latest book, Refined Knits, available for perusing in the shop.

Pattern 1:

I am smitten with Jennifer Wood’s designs.  Her latest, Winterberry, has me plotting what yarn to use next.  I love the judicious use of bobbles and traveling stitches to mimic twigs and berries. I also love its asymmetry and unique construction. The yoke band is worked first, then the stitches are picked up along the edge to create the front, back, and sleeves.Winterberry Sweater Image


If this sweater intrigues you, too, come on in to the shop and let’s knit it together. It calls for a DK weight yarn, and we just happen to have restocked our Madelinetosh DK line with many fabulous colorways.  Why not check them out today! 

Pattern 2:

The next sweater I’m thinking about starting is called Cosette.  Why do I love this pattern?  Well, I was immediately attracted by the name (the girl in “Les Miserables”) and the design is positively captivating. 

It is done in fingering weight.  Yes, I know, little yarn, little needles . . . but it needs to be done in a tiny yarn because the pattern is so intricate.  The lovely pattern is carried on the front, back, and sleeves.  I can’t wait to make it.  It should be such an interesting knit. 

Cosette Front ImageCosette Back Image

Madelinetosh Merino Light would be a great choice for this project, and we are well stocked with all of the newest colorways available.  Alternatively, Rowan Fine Art yarn would be lovely worked into this pattern.  I’m knitting with this yarn now and love its great stitch definition and gentle kettle-dyed look. There are plenty of lovely spring-like colors to choose from, too.

Pattern 3:

My last recommendation, frankly, is any of the patterns from Jennifer Wood’s new book, Refined Knits. The book includes one lovely design after another. Let me offer you a few teasers . . .

Refined Knits BookTeaser 1 Picture

Teaser 2

If you are interested, you can page through our shop copy or go on Ravelry to see the rest.


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