Anyone who has been in the shop during the last months knows I’ve been enjoying knitting designs by German designer Isabell Kraemer. Isabell has a modern aesthetic with clean lines. Her designs are easy-going knits and her patterns are well written. She builds in simple techniques that ensure the final garment looks polished and well made.
Ainu, released in October, was the first pattern I knit by Isabell Kraemer. This shawl uses Rosy Green Wool's Big Merino Hug and has been so popular, we'll be hosting a KAL in January.
In November, I finished Gryer, a worsted-weight shawl that seemed to fly off my needles! A simple but elegant shawl, Gryer is primarily knit in garter stitch with thin stripes and eyelet rows at each color transition. We made ours using 3 colors of The Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted, a beautiful blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon. I was left with approximately 15 grams in each color. If you want to be sure to use all your yarn, you can follow the easy directions Isabell provides in the pattern.
The color combinations for this shawl seem endless. We've put together 5 suggestions as yarn only kits. Two options use light grey and dark grey to anchor "pop" colors, either Fe203 (the featured sample) or Botany, a lovely green. We've got two options with more of a gradient feel (Chrome/Robins Egg/Space Oddity and Ashes to Ashes/Amethyst/Cobble) Our 5th option is a lovely, warm pink and brown combination (Into Dust, Wilted Rose and Peat).
If none of these speak to you, there is always the option to create your own combination from our open stock assortment of Lush Worsted.
We'll be featuring both Gryer and Ainu at Vogue Knitting Live - NY.