Cables, Cables, and Some More Cables

We are living in a golden age of knitting. Knitters today are almost spoiled for choice when it comes to the number of incredible yarns and patterns available on any given day. How is a knitter to choose from so many great options?!

We prioritize keeping our eyes on the newest designs and collections from established designers, as well as watching for fresh designs from up and comers. We curate the best of the classics and contemporary designs for you to choose from.

So when Michele Wang teamed up with Brooklyn Tweed to release their second Capsule collection this winter, we were paying attention.  As soon as we saw the preview pictures of the patterns, we knew this would be an instant classic.

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Michele Wang has excelled at combining classic silhouettes with intricate cables and innovative design details.  Designed using yarn from Brooklyn Tweed makes this stunning collection even more special. Brooklyn Tweed is known for creating beautiful yet rugged American sourced wools in a huge array of colors.  We stock them all in our brick and mortar shop as well as online.

While we appreciate all the designs in this new collection, these four stood out to us as must-haves of the I must cast this on immediately variety!

Hague

Deep winter calls for cozy cabled pullovers. Hague really pulls out all the stops with a cozy, boxy fit that doesn’t sacrifice design details. This pullover is a quick knit in chunky Quarry, and the bold texture of this garment means the motifs won’t be lost in darker colors. The sample is shown in Slate; we’d love to see it knit up in a deep, moody color like Hematite or Obsidian.

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Aspen

Speaking of cozy, wouldn’t you love to wrap yourself up in a generous knee-length knitted robe?  On top of its ornate motifs, Aspen boasts a full array of perfect details: a large shawl collar shaped with short rows, set-in sleeves, generous pockets, a ribbed belt and belt loops. Subtle A-line shaping allows for easy movement within a trim silhouette.  Because of the variety of cable details, we recommend choosing a lighter color to highlight your work.   Shown in Fossil, we would also love to see this in a delicate blue or lavender.

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Celyn

If more delicate cables are your taste, the Celyn pullover has you covered. A directional lattice of cabled ribs is mirrored on the fronts, but slants across the full width of the back of the sweater. Celyn’s stockinette sleeves are set in, with fully fashioned decreases to elegantly shape the caps. The elongated silhouette is shaped with a gentle A-line for a comfortable, flattering fit.  Celyn is shown here in Snowbound. We’d love to see it turned up with a little color!  How about trying Long Johns or Blanket Fort?

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Cleridae

If you’re not feeling up to tackling a sweater at the moment, Cleridae will definitely satisfy the urge to knit some cables. Sturdy cabled trunks interspersed among the ribs of the brim branch into more delicate interlacing motifs on a ground of reverse stockinette. The ribbed crown finishes with an optional pompom. We always recommend adding that pom!  Shown here in Faded Quilt, this hat would look great in any of the colors from the Shelter palette. All you need to do is decide if you want your hat to be a neutral staple or vibrant statement accessory.

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We’ve shown you a few of our favorite designs by Michele Wang from the Capsule Winter 2017 collection. There are plenty more to inspire your next cast on!

View the entire collection on Ravelry here, or buy the book here.


Which cable project has caught your attention?  Let us know in the comments below!

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