New Favorites: Kyoko’s colorwork

New Favorites: Kyoko Nakayoshi's colorwork

This must be one of those “grass is always greener” things, because suddenly all the solid-colored stuff in my knitting queue is making me crave colorwork. I’m also strangely drawn to fair-isle-style vests these days. My fascination with them was heightened by learning stranded knitting and beginning to pay a little more attention to Fair Isle traditions. But then ever since reading about Amber’s steeked vest (even though it wasn’t meant to be a vest), I’ve been dying to try that. Maybe this spring. Anyway, one of the best ones I’ve seen — in terms of something I could actually imagine wearing as opposed to revering — is Kyoko Nakayoshi’s vest, Suzu. Which also reminded me of these great chevron-patterned accessories of hers I’ve been craving to knit: Silver Maple Comfy Socks and Beanie. I want those socks on my needles as much as I want them on my feet. Which is to say: a lot! (In black and natural, of course.)

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SHOP NOTE: Pom Pom 8 is here! as are another few copies of 7 and 6 — which I’m told are the last of their kind!

21 thoughts on “New Favorites: Kyoko’s colorwork

  1. Gorgeous! It’s been years since I’ve tried color work, but all the pretty designs I’ve seen these last few weeks are making me change my mind!

  2. Hi Karen — got my Pom Pom yesterday — love it! I’d love to have 7 & 6 if you still have them.

    Many thanks!

    And love the colorwork — so pretty. Wish it didn’t still scare me a bit ^v^.

  3. I have slowly been increasing my knitting skills. I can do some color work, but I’m not sure my skill is perfected enough to tackle that vest, but it would be fun to try.

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