It almost feels like summer in London, so again we’re thinking about more timeless summer knits. A few weeks ago we collected knitting pattern ideas for the mYak Baby Yak + Silk yarn, and this week we’re looking at Amirisu Issue 18, which launched today!
Issue 18 is packed full of wonderful things – there are 12 patterns for cardigans, sweaters, shawls and accessories. There is also a craft guide to Sydney and Melbourne, a sewing pattern for a balloon skirt (worn on the front cover), a tasty recipe and more!
Amirisu also includes a digital download code, so you can also have a PDF copy of the magazine for knitting and reading on the go.
Loop stocks lots of the yarns used in this issue, so we thought we’d run through them so you can start planning your projects and your colour combinations!
First up is Tilea, a colour work cardigan knitted in Brooklyn Tweed Loft. This one has lots of colour work in the body of the cardigan, but there is no steek as it is worked flat. This would be a great pattern if you’re a little afraid of steeking!
Next there is the Monstera cardigan, which is knitted in Quince & Co. Lark. It has lovely botanical motifs throughout the design, with an interesting neck shape.
The Momoko cardigan is a simple and very easy to wear shape, but the pattern plays wonderfully with texture. The pattern uses three different yarns from Ito – the Shio (which is brand new to Loop), a lace weight wool, the Sensai, a lace weight silk mohair, and the Kinu, a lace weight silk noil. The Shio is used throughout, with Sensai and Kinu being held with it in different sections in the pattern.
Tiger Lily is a beautiful colour work shawl. This one has a steek this time! The pattern recommends Retrosaria Brusca, but we think you could use either Brooklyn Tweed Shelter or CaMaRose Hverdagsuld instead, as they would be very similar substitutes. You could even use the Harrisville Design Nightshades as the base colour, and pick yarn from a different brand as the contrasts.
Lastly, there is a lovely colour work beret. Escher is knitted using Brooklyn Tweed Peerie. This is a great project for Peerie, as you only need one 50g skein of each colour.
This issue of Amirisu has lots of great timeless patterns, this is just a selection – you could also have a look at our mohair selection, and our plant-based yarns for more great substitutes for the patterns not mentioned here.
This week we also want to talk about more exciting publications launching for summer!
Both Laine Magazine and Pom Pom Quarterly launch next week. The Ravelry previews for Laine Magazine are launching today, and you can pre order a copy from us right now. It launches next Friday 31st May.
The Pom Pom previews have already gone live, so we can see all the lovely new projects in there, and recommend some great yarns for you.
See all the previews on Ravelry, so you’ll know how much yarn you need for a speedy cast on once you receive your copy. The issue launches on 28th May, so set your reminders!
We also wanted to remind you that this week the giveaway for a Harlequin Blanket Kit is still going on! See our post from last week for all the details on how to enter. The closing date is Thursday 30th May, midday UK time.
The beautiful photos from Amirisu are copyright of Masahiro Shimazaki for amirisu.