Posts Tagged ‘janome’

The Softer Side of Spring

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

With neon brights and bold graphic tones currently monopolizing our fashion senses, its naturally a little more difficult to notice the subtler hues beckoning us from the sidelines like shy wallflowers.  If electric blue, psychedelic pink and atomic orange are not quite to your taste, this spring we are also seeing a gentler palette of opaque shades that may not turn up the volume as loudly but are equally irresistible.

Noro Boutique

Noro Boutique by Jenny Watson

Strawberry fields forever!  The familiar hues of summer’s cherished berries fuse together on this textured Cardigan which graces the cover of the latest Boutique Collection by British designer, Jenny Watson.  Knit in Noro’s  Shiro, a fanciful combination of wool, cashmere and silk in a dozen temptations.  Col. 8 (shown above).

Relaxed Sweater

Relaxed Sweater

Jenny designed this Relaxed Sweater, with colour as the gracious understudy, allowing the delicacy of the openwork and the sweep of the hemline to share the limelight.  Knit in Hanabatake, a luxurious blend of wool, silk and a swirly haze of mohair.  Col. 4 (shown above).

Tranquil Waistcoat

Tranquil Waistcoat

The beauty of this Tranquil Waistcoat is in its nuances, a simple style that is readily-adapted to casual weekend living or nine-to-five work wear.  Featuring knit-in pockets, a zip-front opening and the new cropped length for spring, this quick project is knit in Obi, a chunky mixture of silk, wool and mohair.  Col. 5 (shown above).

Boutique Cardigan

Boutique Cardigan

Calling all shrinking violets!  Jenny’s Boutique Cardigan mirrors the image of a garden’s first blooms.  Knit in Janome, a silk/wool blend in a dk weight.  Col. 10. (shown above).

Crystal Pullover

Crystal Pullover

The blush of an English rose couldn’t be any sweeter than Noro’s tranquil interplay of colours chosen for this Crystal Pullover.  Classic stocking stitch is offset by gridwork detail on the neckline and turnback cuffs.  Knit in Janome, a silky wool combo available this season in eight preferences.  Col. 1 (shown above).

Love Letter

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

If any yarn were to inspire a love letter it would have to be the one and only, wildly alluring, fanciful Noro, with its gregarious stand-out-in-a-crowd personality, the kind that simply takes your breath away at first glance and causes even the most stoic of hearts to flutter.  For almost forty years knitters have remained truly devoted to the creative possibilities and unique artistry waiting to be discovered inside each ball of Noro yarn.

LOVE LETTER by Claudia Wersing

LOVE LETTER by Claudia Wersing

Claudia Wersing is the innovative designer behind this impressive new collection from Noro which fully integrates the facets of ‘Euro Chic’ style- keeping it casual, yet fashionable and practical in a dressy sort of way with a wee bit of drama thrown in for good measure.  Love Letter shines the spotlight on two new qualities, Janome, a silk and wool combo in a double knitting weight and Hanabatake, a medley of wool, silk and mohair in an aran weight spin.  Look for both yarns to catch your eye this season in eight colourways.

CAMERON

CAMERON

Settle in for a cosy winter ahead with Claudia’s latest design, a flattering A-line tunic to wear over leggings or jeans.  Project requires 10-14 balls of Janome in shade no. 09 (shown above).

CHARLIZE

CHARLIZE

Make a lasting impression with this splashy cardigan highlighted by a cinched waistline, seed stitch edgings and a peplum border.  Project requires 9-11 balls of Hanabatake in shade no. 09 (shown above).

CARRIE

CARRIE

Ladders and cables cheerfully intertwine on this stunning boat neck pullover which features one-piece sleeve and yoke construction and no shaping whatsoever.  The focus is first and foremost on the striking colourplay.  Project requires 9-11 balls of Hanabatake in shade no. 07 (shown above).

CANDICE

CANDICE

Knit away to your heart’s content on this longer-length pullover cleverly-constructed from the top down to eliminate the need for raglan seams.  Trying intarsia knitting for the first-time?  This motif offers a simple place to start.  Project requires 7-9 balls of Hanabatake in shade no. 05 and 1 ball of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in shade no. 06 (shown above).

COURTNEY

COURTNEY

High voltage striping creates magic on this chevron-inspired skirt.  Knit in two pieces with side seams, Claudia’s design features an elastic waistband and seven inch fringes.  Project requires 7-9 balls of Hanabatake in shade no. 01 (shown above).