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Just down the street from us lives Cecily Glowik-MacDonald, a gifted designer, prolific producer of sweaters, and treasured friend. Her first self-published book, Landing, is a collection of eight of her own top-down, seamless sweaters, plus four accessories designed by Portland friends and designers, Dawn Catanzaro, Bristol Ivy, and Allison Jane. The pieces in Landing are gentle and spirited, photographed by Carrie in Cecily’s blue-doored antique cape snuggled in downtown Portland. Happily for us, Cecily used Osprey in Frost (the palest of grays) for Spindrift, her live-in-it cardigan and Puffin in Lichen for Bristol’s texturey cowl (above).

For her palette, Cecily took soft, muted colors from collected bits of beach glass–bottle green, milky white, faded blue, and a soft coppery red.

One of the things I’m drawn to in Cecily’s designs is her clever use of placed stitch patterns. Note how nicely Osprey shows up the texture in the back panel of the Spindrift cardi (below) and how it pops that garter-stitch collar.

And Cecily’s silhouettes are always easy to wear, just bind off, do a quick steam, and don.

For more on Cecily and her designs, visit her blog, Winged Knits.





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One Response to “Landing”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, I love this collection–the colours, the simple designs, and the top-down part. Will your yarns be available at Rhinebeck (this Canadian wants to know)?

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