I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend Andrea Rangel awhile back for the Spring 2016 issue of Knitscene, and got to hear a little bit about the patterns she’d been developing for her upcoming first book, Rugged Knits. Last week, the pattern preview hit Ravelry and you can see the book is chock-full of cute and useful cardigans, pullovers, vests, hats and shawls. I’d like to knit all of the hats, frankly, but two of the sweaters in particular gave me the heart eyes:
TOP: Woolen Explorer is an Icelandic lopi-inspired oversized cardigan that borders on a coat. Knitted in Lettlopi (and you know how I feel about Lettlopi), it’s sure to be a weightless, warm and woolly dream of a thing to wear — and also fun to knit.
BOTTOM: Hazy Cloud is a simple saddle-shoulder V-neck, but I love the allover two-color colorwork with solid seams and edgings. I’d love this in black and ivory.
Rugged Knits will publish in July but is currently available for preorder at Amazon. Congratulations, Andrea!
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