Laine Magazine Issue 17 features eleven patterns by an international group of designers: Julia Disini, Rastus Hsu, Elena Solier Jansà, Pauliina Leisti, Veronika Lindberg, Marie Régnier, Jacquline Rivera, Lene Tøsti, Maija Vasala, Pope Vergara and Thea Vesterby. A sample of those patterns are shown below.
Julia Disini — Dress to Impress
For Julia Disini, mohair is the best material for making luxurious statement garments. Dress to Impress is a fluffy, oversized cardigan designed for moments when you want to feel gorgeous without needing to dress up. It is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the underarms. After that, the fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulder. The stitches for the sleeves are picked up from the armhole.
Rastus Hsu — JingWoo
JingWoo is a rectangular shawl inspired by origami, a traditional Japanese paper-folding art. The shawl is knitted flat from end to end, and it uses simple knits and purls in a clever way. The purl stitches create little folds in the fabric, giving it a 3-dimensional form. The vibrant orange hue makes the shawl a stand-out accessory.
Pauliina Leisti — Aamuyö
Aamuyö is a delicate top-down cardigan with a relaxed fit. The textural stitch pattern is created using two yarns: fuzzy silk mohair and fine alpaca. The surface of the fabric reminded Pauliina Leisti of summer nights when the colours of nature blend in and become wreathed in early morning mist — Aamuyö is Finnish for “small hours”. The button band completes the sophisticated look.
Veronika Lindberg — Linescapes
Linescapes is a cosy yet elegant cardigan, worked top-down with large needles. The purl rows create a subtle striped effect on the fabric, and the fold-down collar gives the design a subtle vintage vibe. It was inspired by 1950s knitting magazines Veronika Lindberg found in a thrift shop. The gorgeous green shade will bring a hint of colour to any outfit without being hard to match.
Lene Tøsti — Sound of Spring
Sound of Spring is a slightly asymmetrical triangular shawl with texture, lace and stripes. The shawl is knitted on the bias and has a beautiful, scalloped edge. A single-ply yarn in a light colour makes the texture of the rounded garter stitch sections stand out beautifully. For the contrast stripes, Lene wanted a pop of colour. The size is easy to alter just knit as many pattern repeats as you want.
Pope Vergara — Liberty
This lightweight sweater calls for those carefree summer days. Liberty features delicate ruffles on the body, knitted with a golden thread along the edges, and the neckline and cuffs are decorated with beads. The sweater is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up, and the fluffy puff sleeves are shaped with short rows. An entertaining pattern that uses a variety of techniques without being too difficult!