I was so pleasantly surprised to discover my Wool Studio design – Brewster Cardigan – in a printed book, called Wool Studio: The knit.wear Capsule Collection by Meghan Babin, published by Interweave Press, on Instagram. I was tagged and instantly recognised the design and was thrilled to see images from the printed book. Two days later it was delivered to me, sent by Interweave Press. Meghan Babin is the editor of the digital look-book series Wool Studio and now the printed book, as well as two other magazines: knit.wear and Interweave Knits. The hardcover book contains 21 designs and is photographed by Harper Point Photography. Wool Studio …”is a capsule-collection series for the modern woman featuring sophisticated, simple, and luxurious knitwear” writes Meghan in the introduction. On the cover is the beautiful Pismo Beach Pullover by Amanda Scheuzger.
“The knitwear design in this collection is nothing short of stellar. We have been overwhelmed by the skill, thoughtfulness, and care that each designer poured into her work. It has been a thrill to work on these collections with Bristol Ivy, Emma Welford, Mary Anne Benedetto, Linda Marveng, Amy Gunderson, Sarah Solomon, Véronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Lana Jois, Amanda Bell, Andrea Babb, Susana IC, Kephren Pritchett, Grace Akhrem, and Amanda Scheuzeger. Wool Studio would not be what it is without each of their contributions”. Meghan continues in the introduction. I am so thrilled by the designer company I am in and the release of this printed book, in addition to the digital version of Wool Studio. Above you can see the designers’ pages, with a stunning photo of the Monterey Tee by Kate Gagnon Osborn.
My Brewster Cardigan is on page 63, and introduced as follows: “Alluring cables and a draped loop cowl create the unusual but captivating silhouette of the Brewster Cardigan. The generous loop cowl can double as pockets, or the extension can be omitted entirely! Either way, the stunning cables and comfortable fit will make this cardigan a favorite for years to come”.
The cardigan is knitted in Valley Yarns Northfield made of 70% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 10% silk, with 113 meters/124 yards per each 50 gram ball, using a 4 mm/US 6 needle and a gauge of 22 stitches and 30 rows in stocking stitch per 10 cm/4″ square. The finished size has a 89 (96.5, 101.5, 112, 120.5, 136) cm/35 (38, 40, 44, 47.5, 53.5)” bust circumference. The cardigan shown measures 101.5 cm/40″ and is modelled with 15 cm/6″ of positive ease. For more details see the pattern page here: Brewster Cardigan.
So for the first time, I have a pattern in a US printed book. Thank you Interweave Press and editor Meghan Babin for making this possible! You can find the book in selected yarn and books stores, as well as online here: Interweave Store and Amazon (where you can look inside).