Pattern Previews for Laine 14
Laine 14 features ten patterns by an international group of designers: Pablo Aneiros, Isabella Clark, Evgeniya Dupliy, Lindsey Fowler, Katrine Hannibal, Anna Husemann, Ema Marinescu, Claudia Quintanilla, Maria Walters and Sylvia Watts-Cherry. Below, we have gathered information and photos of each design. You can also find them with pattern specs, such as yardage and sizing, on Ravelry.
Pablo Aneiros – Solpor
The inspiration for the Solpor socks came from the time Pablo Aneiros spent in Estonia as an exchange student. The view from his window at that time was Lake Viljandi and the forest behind, and Pablo says the sunsets were “out of this world” – so he wanted to recreate those sunsets in the pattern. The result is a delicate pair of socks that will fit in every season.
Solpor is an enjoyable pattern to knit, as you will learn the motif quickly. It uses a less common technique: the afterthought heel with paired decreases.
Featured yarn: String Bean by Lolabean Yarn Co.
Isabella Clark – Koselig
Koselig is a very comfortable, wearable cardigan that still has elements of interest, such as the shoulder motif and the Latvian braids at the hem and neckline. The shaping in the hemline and upper arm is used to make those areas fitted to the body, so the cardigan isn’t entirely oversized.
This cardigan is worked bottom-up flat in one piece, then separated for the front and back panels at the underarm. Koselig is a drop shoulder design, and the sleeves are worked bottom-up seamlessly in the round.
Featured yarns: Luft and Tynd by Woolfolk.
Evgeniya Dupliy – Sommernacht
Sommernacht is a light, soft and elegant shawl that is inspired by nature and Nordic summer nights: singing birds, blooming flowers and a gentle summer breeze. The shawl is relaxing to knit, and the combination of garter stitch and lace give it a special twist.
The shawl has a crescent shape and it is knitted flat from the middle of the top. The blend of linen and wool is perfect for the summer – not too warm but still cosy for those chillier summer nights.
Featured yarn: Linnea Light yarn by Kässäkerho Pom Pom.
Lindsey Fowler – Vespertine
Lindsey Fowler’s Vespertine pattern is her take on a striped sweater with layered textures. It has a casual fit with a split hem and relaxed sleeves. The fabric is very stretchy and therefore highly mouldable in blocking.
The two-colour stripes use a linen stitch to create a soft blended texture. Vespertine was inspired by the textures of flowers that awaken at night and gentle porch or fireside knitting in the early hours.
Featured yarn: BFL DK by Akara Yarns.
Katrine Hannibal – Skagen
Skagen is a simple, classic cardigan with a few, well-placed details. It has garter stitch as a base and a folded edge right after the rib stitch hem and the front rib. It is one of those pieces where people will say “wow, did you really knit that yourself”, because the details are spot on.
Beige might not be the most fun colour on its own, but it’s great for combinations – wear the cardigan with colourful summer dresses or trousers, for example.
Featured yarn: No 2 by Önling.
Anna Husemann – Forming
Anna Husemann likes to design using abstract hand-cut shapes, and her Forming scarf is a perfect example of this. The scarf evolves while knitting, both in shape and colours as well as in the knitting direction.
The chosen yarn (57% alpaca, 43% cotton) creates a lightweight scarf, but the cotton core gives stability for the shapes.
Featured yarn: Alpaca Classic by Rowan.
Ema Marinescu – Bea
Bea is a short-sleeved cardigan that is playful but also timeless and elegant – something that you can throw on over whatever you’re wearing. It is a very easy but satisfying knit that spotlights the texture of garter stitch worked in a blow yarn.
Bea is worked top-down, starting with a cast-on at the back. Back and fronts are worked flat until the armhole depth is reached, then joined together to work the body. Two rounds of crochet slip stitches are used to join the body in the round at the hem, creating a lovely overlap of the collar.
Featured yarn: Eco Soft by Isager.
Claudia Quintanilla – Florencia
Florencia is a timeless sweater that is easy to alter – you can knit the sleeves longer or leave out the lace in the back. The construction is simple, as the pattern doesn’t have any tricks or short rows.
The sweater is worked from the bottom up. The body and sleeves are worked separately in the round to the base of the yoke, then joined to work the raglan shaping.
Featured yarn: Local Fingering by Autumn and Indigo.
Maria Walters – Lito
Lito is a slightly boxy tee with fitted short sleeves. It is a casual piece, perfect for chilly summer evenings both in the city and the countryside. The word “lito” means “summer” in Ukrainian.
The “arrow-like” textures create an illusion of movement – the pattern was inspired by the movement of grass in the wind. This pattern is perfect for playing with your favourite colours without oversaturating the garment with them.
Featured yarn: Supersoft by Holst Garn.
Sylvia Watts-Cherry – Funfetti
The idea for Sylvia Watts-Cherry’s Funfetti sweater came from multi-coloured cake decoration – she wanted to find a stitch pattern that resembled this happy mix. Funfetti is a slightly cropped sweater with positive ease and set-in sleeves.
The sweater has a simple six-row slipped-stitch colourwork pattern. The front, back and sleeves are worked separately in pieces from the bottom up.
Featured yarn: Tandem by West Wool.