I'm incredibly excited and proud to share with you the release of Cascadia! It was just over a year ago that Amanda and Fiona of Knit Social first contacted me with an invitation to submit a design proposal for their upcoming book. Cascadia is a collaboration between knitwear designers and hand dyers from Coastal British Columbia who have come together to produce a stunning book inspired by the beautiful place we call home.
Along with my own design contribution to the book, I'm pleased to share with you several other designs created with Sweet Fiber Yarns by some talented knitting friends of mine.
Tidal Flats by Melissa Thomson
Tidal Flats is a slouchy, cabled beanie worked in Sweet Fiber Yarns’ luxurious Cashmerino Worsted. Inspired by the low tide rivulets that intertwine along Spanish Banks, the simple cable motif curves back and forth several times before meeting neatly at the crown of the hat.
Beacon Hill by Jane Richmond
A cozy, grandfather-type cardigan with a lengthy body and sleeves for a sweater you could live in. Pairing this silhouette with the luminescent qualities of Sweet Fiber’s neutral colourway Paper Birch resultes in a finished garment that literally gleams as raindrops would. Created with Sweet Fiber Yarns' Merino Twist Worsted.
Raven's nest Shawl by Judy Marples
The Raven's Nest Shawl is inspired by the landscapes and mythology of the beautiful west coast of Canada. The raven is a cultural focus that symbolizes creation, knowledge, nature and truth in all things. Created with Sweet Fiber Yarns' Cashmerino Sock in the colourway Nocturnelle.
Sea Wall by TinCanKnits
A born and raised Vancouverite, Alexa adore walks on the Sea Wall. Pacific Ocean air blowing in from one side and a majestic rainforest on the other, what could be better? The cables in these socks mimic the mighty Lions Gate bridge that connects idyllic Stanley Park with the majestic mountains of Vancouver’s North shore, a beautiful sight from the Sea Wall. Created with Sweet Fiber Yarns' Cashmerino sock in the colourway Tea Leaves.
For more information about the book, please be sure to check out the official Cooperative Press Cascadia page along with the Knit Social blog. The official e-book release is tomorrow (September 27th) with the physical book set to ship within the next several weeks!