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  1. Weekend Sweater - SPP67

    From $7.99

    Knit a comfortable, attractive yoke sweater for everyday wear - that is custom fit for you. Meg Swansen leads you step by step through the remarkably simple process of sizing your sweater with EPS (Elizabeth’s Percentage System). Use the wool and needles you want - there are no steeks or cutting: simply weave the underarms for a completely seamless sweater. Work a hem, garter-stitch or rolled lower edge, and choose between a 3 or 4 decrease yoke. Perfect for those wishing to knit their first sweater. Learn More
  2. SPP77, The Surprise Vest

    SPP77, The Surprise Vest

    Cully Swansen

    From $11.99

    The Baby Surprise Jacket has only grown in popularity since Elizabeth Zimmermann knit the first one for her grandson, Cully, 50 years ago! Now, coming full-circle, Cully has designed a pair of Surprise Vests, which, similar to the BSJ, capture the exciting transformation that - with a couple of folds - turns a mysterious mass of knitting into a beautiful garment.

    The elegant Fair Isle Surprise Vest is truly revolutionary for Fair Isle construction. The beautiful OXOs and Peeries of a traditional Fair Isle are led on a surprising path during the knitting, resulting in a pleasing puzzle that, when folded and woven, reveals a striking mitered-front. Two different methods for Fair Isle construction are included.

    A similar exciting puzzle awaits with the Garter Stitch Surprise Vest. No steeks - simply a couple of increase points (like on the BSJ) and the mystery grows throughout the knitting; then, voila - a cozy, attractive vest.

    Full instructions for both vests, with multiple sizes up to 46" Fair Isle and up to 50" Garter, and plenty of images; 12 pgs in a protective archival sheet protector.

    Knit in Jamieson's Shetland (Fair Isle) and Unspun Icelandic (Garter Stitch) or Canadian Regal (Garter Stitch)

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  3. WG 100 A-Line Fair Isle Yoke

    From $5.50

    It seemed natural that for Wool Gathering #100 (an auspicious anniversary) I should return to my mum's basic EPS seamless yoke pullover, in homage to her 1958 Newsletter #1 (now available in The Opinionated Knitter). The design relates to NL#1 in the use of Shetland wool, and EPS (Elizabeth's Percentage System). I played with the dimensions and shaping, and it is my intention to show you how easily you can manipulate EPS to suit your needs. This sweater is full of deviations from the standard EPS yoke sweater, but the overall format is still your guide. A few features of this design: short(ish) boxy body in Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift wool, 3/4 length sleeves, a shallow yoke with a Fair Isle pattern, a wide neck opening, subtle rolled edges, and a slight A-line (with instruction for a more dramatic A-line). 

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  4. SPP78, Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia), Digital
    $7.99

    For those familiar with Felipe Cavalheiro’s amazingly vibrant color-pattern designs (see SPP#54, 58, 65), his latest creation will not disappoint! Felipe has designed an elegant cardigan that features a lifelike motif based on the striking Bird of Paradise flower. Utilizing Armenian knitting frees the artist to place the motifs in the most pleasing formats, without restrictions - for an eye-catching effect! Full instructions, charts, and illustrations; digital download. Learn More
  5. Peace Baby Sweater - SPP79

    Peace Baby Sweater - SPP79

    Mary Kay McDermott

    From $7.99

    In Memory of Anne Frank. Mary Kay McDermott writes, “…..I opened the pages [of a magazine] to a picture of 2 year old Anne Frank from May, 1931. She is wearing a lovely knitted sweater with matching rompers. The cardigan is joined with classic pearl buttons as well as a pin to accommodate her full and robust toddler frame. This knitting shows much love, as it was well worn and used for a valued portrait…..”

    Mary Kay had just visited Auschwitz, Poland when she saw the photo of Anne at 2. Inspired by the photograph, she designed a beautiful, flattering, and functional baby cardigan as a tribute to Anne, Anne's family, and her legacy, with a hope for peace. A unique tie-in for this tribute sweater is the fact that Mary Kay’s husband has worked for years with the Commemorative Air Force, which restored an original C-47. That plane will fly to France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and Mary Kay’s Peace Sweater will be aboard for the flight.

    In honor of Anne Frank and those who fought for freedom, all profits from this pattern will be donated to The Anne Frank House (annefrank.org) and the Commemorative Air Force (commermorativeairforce.org).

    Worsted weight at 5-5.5 st/in. Regal or Ultra Alpaca.

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  6. Lace Alphabet Shawl - SPP9

    From $7.99

       Knitters are fond of expressing themselves not only through their knitting but also through messages or statements 'written' into their garments. Here Bridget guides you through the creation of two gorgeous and practical alphabets. Knitters can practice their ABCs as they knit a useful sampler scarf. Bridget's lace alphabets are easily applied to any lace design. Instructions with 2 charts: one bottom-up and one top-down.
       Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.

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  7. Bohus Inspired Yoke - SPP58

    Bohus Inspired Yoke - SPP58

    Felipe Cavalheiro

    From $7.99

    Another lovely design from Brazilian knitter, Felipe Cavalheiro, who follows Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) to construct the sweater. The yoke design and colors are inspired by sweaters from the Swedish Bohus Stickning period, a halcyon period in the history of knitting. Bohus designs are unlike any other traditional motifs, and Felipe's original yoke design is intriguing to knit and striking to wear. Learn More
  8. Welcome Back Sun - SPP22

    Welcome Back Sun - SPP22

    Marilyn van Keppel

    From $7.99

       Marilyn's sweater was inspired by a painting in the frontispiece of the touching children’s book, Welcome Back Sun, by Michael Emberley (Little, Brown,1993), sadly now out of print. A yoke-style cardigan knitted in our Shetland Spindrift wool, it's Scandinavian designs are fetching for children and adults. Includes HIdden I-cord buttonholes, EZ's Phoney Seams, and a hem. Multiple sizes.
       Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.

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  9. Near Solstice Shawl - SPP7

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       Bridget is truly an extraordinary lace innovator, never borrowing existing patterns from books, but designing each of her unique motifs from scratch and, when necessary, inventing techniques to realize her ideas. Here she artfully places the delicate footprints of birds in snow into a lovely triangular shawl - with a beautiful original Haiku knitted along the top edge. Full detailed instructions and charts.
       Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.

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  10. If I Could Fly - SPP25

    If I Could Fly - SPP25

    Bridget Rorem

    From $7.99

       If I Could Fly was inspired by a rubbing of a stone angel given to Bridget by a friend. She was taken with the stylized patterning of the feathers on the wings, and she thought it could be made in lace, specifically a Faroese style. The result is this lovely, delicate shawl. Faroese-Style Shawls are popular for their beautiful shaping; they narrow toward the top and sit snugly on the shoulder. Knit in our Icelandic Laceweight or Shetland Laceweight wool. Full charts.
       Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.

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