close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Amy Butler Knits

Amy Bulter has been inspiring quilters and apparel sewists for years with her stunning fabric collections and patterns. In fact, her graphic modern designs were part of what attracted me back to sewing several years ago. Amy is a knitter as well, and she has brought her eye for color and design to her first book of knitting patterns and her own line of yarn from Rowan.

Rowan Belle Organic is a blend of organic cotton and wool dyed in the rich, vibrant shades we love from Amy's fabric collections. The colors are meant to coordinate with her fabric lines, so you can mix and match knitting and sewing and stay within the same color palette. The combination of wool and cotton in this yarn really highlights the best properties of each of these fibers. The yarn is soft with a nice drape, yet durable to wear and forgiving to knit. Rowan is producing this yarn in both aran and DK weights, and we have both at Close Knit.

Midwest Modern Knits is loaded with projects and inspiration. There are several sweaters, legwarmers, scarves, wraps, fingerless gloves, and headbands to keep you toasty. Amy has included designs to beautify your home, as well, with a blanket, mug cozies, and several pillows, including the amazing colorwork covers shown below. The photography and styling are clean and beautiful, as you might expect from such a talented and experienced designer.
If you love Amy's work from the fabric world or are just discovering it for the first time through knitting, you won't be disappointed in her amazing new collection of patterns and her beautiful new yarn.

1 comment:

  1. That is so cool that Amy Butler does knitting patterns too now... I always liked her style!