Strands of Joy features 20 versatile colour work patterns, including sweaters and cardigans as well as an elegant dress, a warming hat and a kid's pullover. A sample of these patterns are shown below. The patterns are worked seamlessly from top down. Cast on a mindless two-colour project or let your mind find peace in more complicated knits that require you to stay focused. Patterns for adult sweaters and cardigans come in 9 to 12 sizes and are graded to fit up to a 62" bust at minimum. Strands of joy is part of the Laine Books and Magazines Collection.
This relaxed dress is perfect for both long summer nights and – especially when knitted with long sleeves – for winters as well. The flowy hem mirrors the flower motif of the yoke.
HEARTS ON A STRING (right)
The heart damask pattern on the hem is not what one would call a mindless knit but it sure is an eye catcher. Hearts on a String is worked seamlessly from the top down.
The geometric shape and relaxed look make Maija an adorable addition to your handmade wardrobe. The beginner friendly pattern is worked seamlessly from the top down.
Jojo is a classic V-neck cardigan with a relaxed fit, long sleeves and symmetrical colour work.
ROSE HIP (left)
Rose Hip is a modern, cropped top-down sweater featuring colorwork on both the yoke and hem and fascinating corrugated ribbing.
Lehto for the small ones in the family! This cute sweater comes in sizes from ages 6 months to 12 years.
The all-over rose colour work hat is a nice, smaller knit. You get an amazing effect when choosing a gradient yarn for the contrasting colour.
Reed is an adorable top-down design worked in the round. The slightly cropped hem ensures a great fit.