Field Guide No. 22
Featuring Joji Locatelli
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In this latest edition, Joji Locatelli gives us a new collection of four superb designs. One of the knitting world’s most popular designers, Joji knows what knitters like to knit, and each of these projects taps into the joy of knitting. Joji’s design skill is on full display: There’s no fuss to these designs, yet they are the exquisite pieces you’ll reach for when you’re craving a dash of grace.
These little books, published every few months, are created by a dream team, led by legendary editor of beautiful craft books, Melanie Falick. Each volume contains a small, choice collection of patterns by a favorite designer. From the making of the samples by expert knitters all over the country but especially in Virginia, to the styling and photography by world-class talents in California, to our own search for words that we hope will cheer, enlighten, and do justice to the designers’ vision — it’s a labor of love, and a team effort.
~by Kay Gardiner, Ann Shayne
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No. 21: Brioche
The world’s foremost expert on brioche knitting, Nancy Marchant, explains it all to you! Perfect for knitters new to brioche, with how-to instructions, tips, and four patterns that set a knitter up for brioche glory. Experienced brioche knitters will love these designs, too—modern and simple, hitting that the sweet spot of easy and gorgeous.
No. 20: Atlas
No one has given more thought to knitwear and its meaning in our lives than British designer Erika Knight, who has been designing knitwear for decades. Erika has the sublime ability to pare down a design to its essence. We’ve been admirers of her vision for years.
No. 19: Marls
What happens when we knit with multiple strands of yarn at once? Five artful patterns introduce us to the concept of marling and set us on a gorgeous exploration of texture and color. Wherever Cecelia Campochiaro leads, we are eager to follow.
No. 18: Beginnings
Designer Karida Collins makes it all so simple. The mission? A collection of designs so elemental, so distilled, that every knitter can make them. Whether you’re new to knitting or a seasoned veteran, these six patterns will make you very happy. Let’s begin again, with these artful, modern, clever—and easy—projects.
No. 17: Lopi
Five fast designs! A new season brings us the colorful imagination of Mary Jane Mucklestone and a gigantic palette of Léttlopi yarn.
No. 16: Painterly.
Kaffe Fassett to the rescue! For knitters used to working only stranded colorwork, the beloved master of color and pattern offers an introduction to rhythmic, geometric intarsia. A collection of 5 designs to dazzle and amuse!
No. 15: Open
Modern lace. From the playful imagination of Jeanette Sloan come 5 gorgeous patterns that explore the magical effects of lace.
No. 14: Refresh
A welcome breeze of clean, fresh designs from Carol Feller, the Irish designer whose work we have loved for many years.
No. 13: Master Class
Kaffe Fassett brings us the most exhilarating knitting we know. We believe you are about to fall in love.
No. 12: Big Joy
Superchunky, super fast, these 5 modern designs from Jen Geigley are what gift knitting is all about.
No. 11: Wanderlust
Consider this the only book of sock patterns you'll ever need. The essential introduction to one of knitting's greatest pleasures: the handknit sock. Designer: Wendy Bernard.
No. 10: Downtown
Three new designs that capture the cool, wearable vibe of Isabell Kraemer.
No. 9: Revolution
A new order of knitting, from the mind of revolutionary cable innovator Norah Gaughan.
No. 8: Merry Making
From Thea Colman, five clever designs for a quick present—or a pile of them.
No. 7: Ease
Let the sun shine with Julia Farwell-Clay's summery, carry-along designs.
No. 6: Transparency
Lighten up your knitting with a blast of fresh air—four beautiful patterns by Amy Christoffers.
No. 5: Sequences
Pure joy. Beautiful knit and purl patterns, exploring Cecelia Campochiara's brilliant idea, sequence knitting.
No. 4: Log Cabin
Our concise guide to a simple, limitless way to knit. With 3 clever patterns. Patterns by Kay Gardiner, Ann Weaver.
No. 3: Wild Yarns
A love affair with the most colorful yarns. Patterns by Kirsten Kapur, Sue McCain, Dianna Walla.
No. 2: Fair Isle
Ease your way into color work. Patterns by Véronik Avery, Ann Budd, Michèle Rose Orne.
No. 1: Stripes
A stripe for every knitter. Patterns by Mary Jane Mucklestone, Antonia Shankland, Ann Weaver.
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