Searching for handmade knitted chic that beats the high street? I’ve spotted a great pattern book with clothes you won’t be able to resist! Metropolitan Knits features 20 stylish knitwear designs for all seasons, with clever finishing techniques to create that perfect professional look.
I’ve been looking for a new knitting project and have now decided to knit a cardigan for myself. I wanted something that would be light enough during the day but also keep me warm on the colder summer nights. I was looking through the latest knitting books and found a fantastic range of stylish knitted designs in Metropolitan Knits by Melissa Wehrle.
I actually really struggled to pick one cardigan to make at first as there are so many beautiful and trendy designs that I like. All of the knitwear is inspired by New York City, and inside you will find a modern design for every occasion a city can offer. It’s split into three chapters: Heart of the City for sophisticated styles, Urban Bohemia for relaxed and cozy weekend designs, and City Gardens for slightly warmer pieces.
I have chosen to make the Brooklyn Bridge Cardigan which uses a finger-weight yarn so that it feels light but is still warm. I’ve picked Rowan Fine Lace Quaint to use for this project, but any soft light yarn would work.
Knitting Daily have some great tips for knitting cardigans but knitting sweaters and cardigans doesn’t have to be difficult. Once you have the basic knitting skills you can easily make a simple knitted cardigan. The top-down cardigans are a good place to start as they are made with stocking (stockinette) stitch. The Courtyard Pullover would make a perfect beginner project, as it’s an easy, no-fuss garment worked in the round from the top down. As well as sweaters and cardigans, Metropolitan Knits also includes hats, scarves and shawls. I love the cosy Opera House Mitts and the Union Square Cowl, which will be great to knit for the winter!
Get your copy of Metropolitan Knits and tell me about the chic projects that you make from the book. Or if you prefer crochet, check out Simply Crochet, which features 24 patterns for charming scarves, bags, shawls, skirts, cardigans, jackets and home accessories.
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What will you create today?
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