August 18, 2014

If you are a Kim Hargreaves fan, her new autumn designs in North don't disappoint.  Kim's trademark classic and simple style combined with a sexy twist and her impeccable choice of yarn has me queing yet again.  Here are some of my favorites.  Prepare to swoon.

I see Kim using this wide ribbed boatneck variation a lot in this book and in her last.  It's very flattering and think this will have to be a new sweater for me this year, because of that sexy neck.  Sway uses one strand of Rowan Fine Lace together with one strand of Kidsilk Haze.  I'm just finishing a sweater of Kim's using this yarn combo, it's divine.
Oh my gosh.  Here's the back.

Honesty, a classic v neck cardi using a new favorite fall yarn intro, Rowan Mohair Haze.  Love this color.

Touch in the great Felted Tweed DK uses a simple slip stitch with moss stitch to get this gorgeous fabric pattern.

Beauty also uses one strand of Fine Lace and KSH together.  What makes this great is the v neck front and...

...the matching v neck back.

More texture with Sense, combining one strand of Felted Tweed DK with Felted Tweed Aran.

Ahhh, Truth, with it's gorgeous off shoulder neck, is knit in super soft Lima.

Sweet and simple, in Captivate, Kim again combines Fine Lace and KSH. 

Here's that wide neck again, I really do love it.  Brisk uses Mohair Haze.

Maybe the best for last?  Lovely is indeed lovely in cables, bobbles and the new Rowan Finest, a glam fingering weight combo of merino wool, royal alpaca and cashmere.  To die for.

Links for ya!

Purchase North from Kim's site where you can view all 21 designs.

Check out the yarn!


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  1. Every one of these is drop dead gorgeous!

  2. I can't wait to try out the new Rowan yarns this year. You always find the prettiest patterns to share. I've also love Kim Hargreves forever but at first I didn't really care for this book. But I do see that their beauty is in their simplicity. I've been reading your blog for years and love it! Lindy

  3. Love it. I'm wondering if some of those necks would fall off the shoulders, though? I was going to make something else in Finest, but maybe this cardi is the one.

    (by the way, under the yellow cardi you said Fine Art instead of Fine Lace)

  4. Love kims designs. The boatneck one is gorgeous

  5. Touch and Sway are my favorites. In fact, I have cast on Touch already! Can't wait to see the knits you choose to make from this lovely book. :-)


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