MDK FIELD GUIDE NO. 22: GRACE
One of the knitting world’s most popular designers, Joji Locatelli gives us a new collection of four superb designs. Joji knows what knitters like to knit, and each of these projects taps into the joy of knitting. Joji’s design skill is on full display: There’s no fuss to these designs, yet they are the exquisite pieces you’ll reach for when you’re craving a dash of grace.
There’s something about Joji Locatelli. Her hundreds of designs are full of surprising touches and inventions that attest to a curious mind. While the details and style of Joji’s patterns vary, they share a kind of knitterly charisma. Each garment bears the stamp of wearability and casual confidence.
Joji uses an understated palette that lets you envision each design in your own favorite colors.
Grace Notes Pullover: She had us at “twisted-stitch cables.” Ornamented yet understated, full of signature Joji moments, this sweet sweater is simultaneously chic and cozy.
Cuatro Wrap: Four graphic triangles, joined almost invisibly into a lavish stole that looks much more complicated to knit than it is.
Gossamer: A floaty swath of stockinette that can be worn as a vest or tossed over your shoulders like a scarf. For maximum wrapability, make the larger size.
Fancy Beanie: This is what happens when you let an unusually fuzzy yarn work its magic on simple stranded colorwork. Sure to be a hit as a quick gift knit.