Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 18 Beginnings
We never tire of the simple pleasures of knitting: the squish of garter stitch in a favourite yarn, the small detail that elevates a stocking stitch sweater from the ordinary to the extraordinary, the joy of a perfectly fitting hat. Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings is a celebration of these things: six delightful, approachable and absolutely joyous patterns from the incomparable Karida Collins, a true powerhouse of the knitting world.
There's so much to love in this Field Guide instalment. The Simple Swoncho, a top down, boxy number, would be smashing in our Something to Knit With Aran. The Debut Pullover, knitted from the bottom up with a spiral yoke detail to die for, is another real stand out and would look great in the irresistible brights of Coop Knits Socks Yeah! DK or the subtle hand-dyed shades of Fyberspates Vivacious DK. See below for sizing and yarn quantities for both garments.
One of the best parts of this Field Guide? When your non-knitting friends marvel at your finished objects, you can tell them – you can do this too! These skill-building patterns are perfect for novice knitters, and their charm and simplicity make them fun knits no matter your skill level. And why not pass those knitting-curious friends a copy of Skill Set: Beginning Knitting to get them started on their knitting journey?
To fit bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44)(46-48, 50-52, 54-56, 58-60)" [76-81.5 (86.5-91.5, 96.5-101.5, 106.5-112)(117-122, 127-132, 137-142, 147.5-152.5) cm]
Yarn required (approximate) 1100 (1375, 1375, 1650) (1650, 1925, 1925, 1925) yds [1006 (1258, 1258, 1509)(1509, 1760, 1760, 1760) m] of DK-weight yarn.
Coop Knits Socks Yeah! DK; 9 (12, 12, 14)(14, 16, 16, 16) x 50g skeins
Fyberspates Vivacious DK; 5 (6, 6, 7)(7, 8, 8, 8) x 115g skeins
To fit bust sizes 30-38 (36-44, 42-50, 48-56, 54-62, 60-68)" [76-96.5 (91.5-112, 106.5-127, 122-142, 137-157.5, 152.5-172.5) cm]
Yarn required (approximate) 1200 (1400, 1600, 1800, 1800, 1800) yds [1098 ( 1281, 1463, 1647, 1647, 1647) m] of worsted weight yarn.
Something to Knit With Aran; 14 (16, 18, 20, 20, 20) x 50g skeins
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