Meiju K-P’s debut book, Contrasts – Textured Knitting, contains 22 patterns, including pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats in a soft, delicate and feminine style. They have been designed by Meiju to be functional and fit well. The pullovers and cardigans a re mostly knitted from the top down, making their size easy to adjust. As sample of the patterns in the book are listed below. Contrasts – Textured Knitting is part of the Laine Books and Magazines Collection.
The Blue Moment cardigan features a delicate circular yoke with a lace pattern throughout. The cardigan is slightly cropped but the length can be modified as the cardigan is worked from the top down. The body has no shaping but the sleeves are shaped with decreases.
The Pathway shawl features a reversible cable pattern knitted from side to side. You don’t have to think which side you are throwing around your neck: the shawl is always the right side up.
Maja is a bulky cardigan with a twisted stitch pattern on the fronts that is worked without a cable needle. It is worked from the top down with contiguous sleeve shaping. The cardigan is seamless: you only have to pick up a few stitches at the underarm.
Reflections is a pullover that features two cable panels that mirror each other. The cables are relatively fast to knit, and the back is in Stockinette stitch. The snuggly turtleneck collar finishes the sweater. You might learn new tricks when working the shoulder and neckline and joining the pieces together by knitting.
LONG ROAD PULLOVER
This is the pullover version of the Long Road pattern, featuring the same cable and designed to be worked to a cropped length from the top down. See also the Long Road Hoodie, Cardigan and Hat.
Sirona was a goddess in Celtic mythology and has inspired this pullover which has a circular cable yoke. This pullover is designed for DK weight yarn and has a circular yoke with delicate cables. The yoke grows with purled increases. The length of the sweater can be modified as the pullover is worked from the top down.