It can be an odd thing, providing yarn support - sometimes, I see a sketch or swatch, sometimes it's just a description. I always open the finished picture file with great anticipation. When I saw the first pictures for On the Motorway, I was smitten. Designer Adrienne Larsen did an amazing job - she was inspired by the Twin Cities metro freeways, which truly do cross over and around each other like the cables in the vest.
Those cables! The pleats! All knit up beautifully in Knits in Class BFL DK in the Stormy Skies color way. On the Motorway would be lovely in any of the BFL DK semi-solid colors - providing enough variation to keep the color interesting, but not so much that it would overwhelm the cables. (I'm debating between Stormy Skies and Tea, myself.)
Midwestern Knits is a beautifully curated and edited collection - I especially love the stories behind the designs. I am forever in awe of what designers are capable of doing, and getting to read about their inspirations and thought processes makes the designs all that more meaningful. There really is something in it for everyone - beautiful sweaters and accessories. And, if you live in the Midwest, you know you can never have too many hand knits to make it through our winters.
Join the Ravelry group and follow the hashtag #MKBlogTour on social media for more behind-the-scenes looks and upcoming KAL news. I'm hosting an On the Motorway KAL beginning in September - I'd love to have you join me!
Aug 17: Launch: MidwesternKnits.com
Aug 18: Carina Spencer
Aug 19: YarnTalk Show
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