As you may have seen on Instagram, a new issue of By Hand Serial is due to be released later this month and it focuses on our neck of the woods!
“In Issue #11 of By Hand Serial, we visit New England as we travel through Vermont and New Hampshire at the peak of the fall foliage season.
The New England makers we meet have a great love and deference for their land, their communities, and the region’s history and traditions. These artists pair local resources with traditional forms of creating: milling yarn, weaving cloth, sewing garments, making baskets for daily use. Form and functionality mesh seamlessly, creating beautiful materials that find use and purpose in our everyday lives. It is a joy to learn more about these makers, their materials and motivations, and the work they do to keep alive the values of hard work, handcraft, and artistry.”
We are thrilled that this issue includes a new pullover sweater design by our dear friend Amy Christoffers. Her Spruce Peak Pullover calls for Spinnery Mewesic! “Mewesic yarn, a 100% wool with just the right amount of heft and texture to show off the lace stitches that make up the body of this garment.”
The pattern is worked in the round from the bottom-up and features a readily memorized lace pattern. The front and back are split at the armhole to be worked separately and then joined at the shoulder with a 3-needle bind off. The stitches for the sleeves are then picked up and worked down to the cuff.
You’ll be as delighted as we are with her generous size range. This sweater is designed to fit bust sizes 37-72″ with between 2-12″ positive ease. The yarn requirements for the sizes 37 (41, 46, 50, 54)(59, 63, 68, 72)” call for 5 (6, 7, 7, 8)(9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of our DK weight yarn.
We got so excited about this new design that we asked Amy to share an early copy of the pattern with us. Our scourer Megan has made quick progress on her version of the Spruce Peak Pullover with our new Touch of Grey color. We hope to have this beauty ready to display at our booth at Vogue Knitting Live in New York City next weekend.
You can pre-order a copy of Lookbook 11: Vermont & New Hampshire from us. It will ship to you on the official release date, 1/25/20 without delay! In the meantime, we hope that you’ll be able to join the fun of the fiber festival in Manhattan. We have all kinds of fun new things to share with you there.