Ar­chi­tex­ture: Shape & Sur­face

The Knitter - - The Knitter Loves - By Rob­bie Laugh­lin

Cana­dian de­signer Rob­bie Laugh­lin has been ex­plor­ing stitch tex­tures us­ing yarns from his na­tive coun­try. The re­sults are pre­sented in his new book, Ar­chi­tex­ture, which con­tains 12 ac­ces­sory pat­terns us­ing an in­trigu­ing range of stitch pat­terns, shapes and con­struc­tions.

Spe­cial yarns from small pro­duc­ers such as Vi­ola, Julie As­selin, The Blue Brick, and Topsy Farms have been used to great ef­fect, and Rob­bie’s de­signs should ap­peal to a wide range of tastes. Shawls in­clude the light and airy ‘Mis­take Lace Shawl’, the asym­met­ric ‘Va­por­cloud’, worked in a set of gra­di­ent skeins, and ‘Gran­u­lar’, which uses an un­usual con­struc­tion and a range of stitch pat­terns.

Gansey-in­spired tex­tures ap­pear on a hat and mitts set, and the smart ‘Sea and Sky’ scarf, while the ‘Fleur de Lis’ shawl uses clus­ter stitches worked in a var­ie­gated yarn.

C$30 CAD (ap­prox. £18) for the e-book from www.rav­elry.com/pat­terns/sources/ ar­chi­tex­ture-shape-and-sur­face

MOD­ERN TEX­TURED KNITS

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