When Seattle knitwear designers Andi Satterlund and Erin Birnel approached us about their new digital magazine, Stranded, we knew we wanted to take part. Stranded not only has inspired designs but includes cross stitch, a recipe, and articles as well. So, in their second issue, The Mild Weather issue, there are 2 new Tin Can Knits patterns, Elwha and Twisp. The articles in this issue feature a few of my favorite people too, Caitlin Ffrench and the fine ladies at Spincycle Yarns!
This issue was inspired by one of our favourite places, the good old PNW (that’s Pacific Northwest folks). Rainy forests, drizzly beaches, and mountains always on the skyline. With images of ski lodges and winter days dancing in our heads Emily and I designed Twisp and Elwha.
Elwha is a cabled pullover, knit from the bottom up. I wanted to create something with a timeless feel, a sweater that would be at home in the ski lodge, the pub, or even on the slopes. Don’t picture modern skis though, think extra long wooden skis (I think my Dad still has a pair in the garage somewhere….), and whooshing down the hill in woollies instead of Gortex. This sweater says hot chocolate by the fire!
The yarn is one of my new faves, YOTH yarns Father, a 100% rambouillet yarn that is light and lofty but oh so warm, it is really the perfect sweater yarn. The stitch definition let those cables shine! Elwha is a unisex sweater, perfect for the men in your life too.
As you may have guessed, we are loving colourwork lately! Any chance to combine lovely yarn and multiple colours is a win in our book. Twisp is a lightweight hat (a must for fall in PNW) knit up in Quince and Co Chickadee. It has a generous brim, perfect for hat versatility, worn with either a flipped brim or nice and slouchy. It is a great hat to play with colour, using just 2 or a whole rainbow!
Each Stranded issue is available for purchase for just 1 year so get it while it’s hot!
Other lovely patterns from The Mild Weather Issue