If you've been following the blog for a while, you'll know that there's a lot of Fyberspates love and appreciation for Kyoko Nakayoshi, the designer behind Cotton & Cloud. Kyoko was the designer of the very popular Iwerne Cardigan from Scrumptious Collection Volume 3 so when she released her latest collection, featuring Fyberspates yarns, there was immediate 'ooooo-ing' and 'ahhhhh-ing'.
Cotton & Cloud is a unique blend of Japanese & Western cultures. Often using seamless and short-row knitting techniques, the designs offer a tactile experience of innovative knitting, producing elegant and wearable knitwear for all ages. A champion of fun, ethical and creative living, Kyoko designs with yarns from companies who are leading the way in eco-friendly raw materials, focusing on new discovery and making heart-warming and lasting things by hands.
Kyoko's latest Collection perfectly showcases this commitment to knitting enjoyment and heart-warming things to make with your hands. Fresh Inspiration Knitting Volume 2 is an e-knitting book; a compilation of fresh & inspirational knitting patterns including 3 garments and 2 accessories. In Kyoko's tell tale design style, she presents 5 gorgeous pieces that we're pretty sure you'll love as much as we do.
The Trailing Ivy cardigan features Scrumptious Aran to give a gorgeous squooshy drape, perfect for the lush cable details. This asymmetric cardigan was inspired by the way trailing ivy follows the light from the sun. It features chunky cables worked in short-rows to create the attractive curve around the neck.
The matching cable is also used for the sleeves, where its size increases slowly to give the visual illusion of a slightly-flared sleeve. The technique is concentrated on the cables around the collar, with the rest knitted in stocking stitch. This is an enjoyable, ‘brain-teaser’ project that will reward you with a beautiful cardigan!
Sized from a UK 8-22/32-42 inches at the bust, you will need between 6-10 skeins of Scrumptious Aran. The sample here is shown in the Teal Green colourway.
You can order print versions of the Collection or download the ecopy today by following this link. We love it Kyoko- congratulations!