New Favorites: from Rugged Knits

New Favorites: from Rugged Knits

I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend Andrea Rangel awhile back for the Spring 2016 issue of Knitscene, and got to hear a little bit about the patterns she’d been developing for her upcoming first book, Rugged Knits. Last week, the pattern preview hit Ravelry and you can see the book is chock-full of cute and useful cardigans, pullovers, vests, hats and shawls. I’d like to knit all of the hats, frankly, but two of the sweaters in particular gave me the heart eyes:

TOP: Woolen Explorer is an Icelandic lopi-inspired oversized cardigan that borders on a coat. Knitted in Lettlopi (and you know how I feel about Lettlopi), it’s sure to be a weightless, warm and woolly dream of a thing to wear — and also fun to knit.

BOTTOM: Hazy Cloud is a simple saddle-shoulder V-neck, but I love the allover two-color colorwork with solid seams and edgings. I’d love this in black and ivory.

Rugged Knits will publish in July. Congratulations, Andrea!


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11 thoughts on “New Favorites: from Rugged Knits

  1. She is a fresh and exiting designer. I knit one of her cardigans and never had so much fun.

  2. I love the Icelandic yoke. I thnk they are gonna be the big fall/winter hit. My lopi sweaters get softer each time I wash in Eucalan.

  3. Pre-ordered book! Woolen Explorer sold me. Have not done a sweater like this for quite some time.

  4. Thank you so much for the shout-out! It was so fun to just stumble across this. Those are two of my favorite sweaters from the book too. I’ve got big plans to pick up some Road to China Light in Riverstone and Hemanite the next time I’m at Tolt – not quite black and white, but I tend toward gray anyway.

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