core wool 2019: finch week wrap up
September 01, 2019
We hope you've enjoyed our spotlight on wispy Finch this week! New colors and new, fun projects start getting us into fall mode. It's quite obviously still summer for a few more weeks, even around here, but it is starting to cool at night, which makes us turn immediately to wool (well….did we ever really put it down? Personally, I can't honestly say that I did).
While there are still many more lovely beach, hiking, and camping days ahead, we're looking forward to knitting light layers. Here, we highlight a few favorite cardigans for Finch, plus some cool baby things and project suggestions for the gorgeous new colors that came out earlier this week: Butter-y Parchment, perfectly olive-green Hunter, and stunning off-black Rook. Little bit of a hodgepodge for this wrap-up, but we covered a lot of ground in this first week of our Core Wool 2019 celebration!
Although Meris became part of Elizabeth Doherty's Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design, we originally published this sweet cardigan in early June 2012, in bright Sorbet. Three-quarter sleeves are graced with the same lace detail as on the front panels and back, and dart shaping around the lace panels give it a flattering silhouette.
We published Cecily Glowik MacDonald's Gweneth in early December of 2014, in heathered Kumlien's Gull. The pretty lace panels, wide scoop neck, cropped body and three-quarter sleeves make this a perfect layer for the transitional seasons.
Bristol Ivy's Marlena, shown here in Chanterelle, was released in late July 2013. Like Norma, it has pockets and cabled front panels, with buttons along the front to the beginning of the neck shaping, and top-down set-in sleeves; in contrast, this piece features a reverse stockinette body and sleeves and a cable detail on the pockets.
baby and kid cardigans
Melissa LaBarre designed five pieces for us that we published in late October 2015, collectively called Wool Baby. Arlo, knitted in Lark and shown here in Parsley, showcases a deep band of cartridge rib at the hem and sleeve cuffs, and a raglan yoke.
Ashley Hurst included Humboldt in her collection Lost Coast, which we published in late summer of 2015. The body of this cardigan, knitted in Lark and shown here in Fjord, features an allover texture, with reverse stockinette sleeves and a wide button bands at the front.
Seedling is one of our latest baby and kid patterns, published just a month ago. Designed by Jessica McDonald as part of her all-Finch layette set Heirloom Seeds, this little round-yoke cardigan is knitted from the bottom up and is shown here in Frost. A feathery lace detail is echoed across nearly all of the pieces in the collection.
new colors for old favorites
Tavia was published at the end of 2015: A crisply tailored skirt by Ann Budd, shown here in Kittywake. We think this skirt is an excellent candidate for Rook.