Architexture: Shape & Surface
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