I’ve been waiting forever to rave about these patterns and I can’t wait any longer! My friends Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley at Kelbourne Woolens (they sell the Fibre Company yarns) have been working for months on this collection for their newest yarn, Knightsbridge, and it’s so, so good. I saw the call for submissions last winter. Saw the teaser pics from the photo shoot last spring. Saw the yarn and the finished garments at the trade show in May. And nearly stole my favorite pullover right off of Kate when she was wearing it at Squam. (Remember I said then you’d be hearing more about that sweater she was pictured in.) They finally listed the patterns on Ravelry a few days ago and they should be for sale — along with the yarn — in a day or two. So I’m waiting no longer!
If you look at the whole Knightsbridge collection, you’ll see there are lots of good patterns by lots of good designers. And I love all of it far more in person than in the photos (which isn’t often the case). I’m particularly crazy about the stitchery on Maura Kirk’s adorable Harvey vest. I don’t think I could pull off that retro neck, but it would be easy to modify — and I will very likely knit that at some point. But as it happens, my very very favorites of the bunch are all by Kate and Courtney themselves:
ABOVE: Courtney’s Teegan sweater is freakishly similar to that little post-it sketch on my own pinboard, so obviously I’m gonna love it. And this is probably not the only time I’ll post about her Royston cap. Would you look at that amazing crown?!
BELOW: Kate’s Gillam is the One that Must be Knitted. (She slipped me a working copy of it awhile back, knowing the depths of my love for it. Thanks, Kate!) And her Henrietta hat is just a perfect cable beanie, complete with luscious doubled brim.
I have one and two half skeins of Knightsbridge in my stash, which is sadly all in storage at the moment. I’ll tell you that I saw the yarn the night before I saw the garments and I was a little underwhelmed by it. It seemed too soft to me — by which I mean too gooey for stitch definition and long-term wear. But once I saw how it knitted up, I was totally blown away. Look at those cables! I can’t wait to knit with it.
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OMG!! You’re so right, I just discovered thoses patterns a few days ago and I can’t wait to knit it!!!! those cable hat & sweater are gorgeous!!!!
LOVE these – all of them! Can’t wait to cast on…many thanks for sharing!
Look at those cables, indeed! Gorgeous, the lot of them.
Beautiful pieces–they make wish I knew how to knit! ;-)
It’s a great time to learn!
OhMyYarnGoddesses! Just back from camping and this is what I find… wow! Life is good. I can see how I’m spending part of day – browsing through this collection and making plans.
These are absolutely stunning! I love, love, love the cables!
Kate’s sweater went on my To Knit list as soon as I saw it & that yarn looks like a dream! Just need to make my way through two half started sweaters…
You need to finish that Stonecutter so I can live vicariously!
Not really related: I ove this sweater: http://www.street-one.de/All-Styles/Pullover-Strickjacken/Pullover/Rundhalspullover/Ajourpullover-Anabelle-black.html?sc_customer=442c1310e68ace2a38494083e079099d&sc_src=email_112737&newsletter=de/so/nlintern/emv/2014/08/news03/kol08/extern/adrom/strick&emst=ccnSJcFnAd_189532_112737_42
Any idea on a pattern it could be knit from? You’re so knowledgeable :)
Sorry, G, I have no ideas on that one.
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