Little Red in the City is a departure from Ysolda's previous books as it focuses entirely on sweater patterns, with seven sweet patterns from which to choose. Everything from vests to cardigans to pullovers is covered in Little Red, in yarn weights from fingering to aran. Patterns comes in a range of bust sizes from 28" to 60" and are sure to fit and flatter everyone! This is quite a hefty book--Ysolda treats us to an in-depth look at shaping techniques and body styles so you can customize each pattern for the perfect fit! We love that each of the garments is photographed on models of two different sizes, so you can get an idea of how the garment will look on real people.
Ysolda is sweet as pie and several weeks ago sent test copies of several patterns so we could knit up samples. Angelique, our super prolific speed knitter has already finished two of the sweaters from the book. The Laika sweater is darling knit up in this saturated mustard Heritage sock yarn. We chose fourteen bright red tagua nut buttons for the sweater closure.
Angelique also knit up the Cria cardigan in Lorna's Laces Honor in--guess what color--Ysolda's Red! This yarn is a gorgeous mix of alpaca and silk. The color is a subtle mix of warm and cool reds.
We love the classic and simple use of garter stitch at the top of this sweater. The Cria can be done with long sleeves that feature a buttoned cuff or in a puffy short sleeve version. We're sure you'll want to knit them both!
Come by the shop to check out Little Red in the City and our little Laika and Cria samples!