May 11, 2015

Kim Hargreave's newest book, Echoes, should be on the shelf of your local yarn store already, but if not, it soon will be.  In Kim's hands, the newest trends turn elegant, timeless, and classic...but not before she adds a dash of her trademark lady-like edge.   Here's a sample of Echos, and it doesn't disappoint.

Aqua, an open eyelet pullover knit with Rowan Cotton Lustre, new for spring/summer 2015.

Pretty Beaches with tiny cables is knit in the new 100% cotton, Summerlite, a new favorite of mine.

Kim has two designs knit with Rowan Panama, a yarn I love for it's texture and cool feel on the skin.  Coral, above.

Cove, Rowan Original Denim in Memphis.

Dune, also in Original Denim

Ebb, one of several open-fabric designs is knit with Kidsilk Haze held double.
I'll have to burden my poor queue with the gorgeous Drift.  Soft open fabric is achieved by knitting elegant and soft Rowan Mohair Haze with big needles.  This will be heaven to wear.

Harbour, also in Panama.  What a gorgeous blue; it's called Darkness.
Surf caught my attention.  I always love a deep V and big collar.  The Rowan All Seasons Cotton white is one of the prettiest and brightest whites for summer. 

Lagoon is so elegant, even though it's just two boxes of garter stitch sewn together.  Rowan Cotton Lustre.

I think Ocean would be a practical summer knit.  Rowan Creative Linen in garter stitch.

I showed Reed to my 14 year old granddaughter and she loved it.  We choose the Cotton Lustre it calls for in an olive green.  This, could very possibly work for  older gals.  I often wear a short skirt in winter with tights and boots.  It could be made longer too, while shortening the fringe.  I'm glad I'm knitting it for her first, I'll try it on and see if I could adapt it for me.  It will look darling on her with a tank top and sandals.

Hooded Reef in that lovely All Seasons Cotton.

Shore is a familiar Kim design, here knit with reverse stockinette stripes in Summerlite 4 ply.

I started Splash already, using Creative Focus Linen, but in a hot pink.

More open-work in Spray, knit in Rowan Cotton Lustre, new yarn for spring/summer 2015.

I love Kim's take on the oversized beach sweater, here in Rowan Handknit Cotton.

Must knit Wave, open fabric knit with Kidsilk Haze held double.  It would be light as a feather and cozy warm.

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  1. So many beautiful patterns. Dune would be the most wearable for me. And it is uncanny how sophisticated Lagoon looks despite its extreme simplicity. Must be the drape. Chloe

  2. All those beautiful patterns. I would not know what to knit first. The skirt is very cute though.

  3. ooh, that's a lot of beautiful summer patterns! that skirt is adorable, I wish I was younger. I love Splash, that looks so classic.

  4. It's a nice book, lots of relaxed, cool-looking patterns. By the way, you are spelling the title wrong (including in the post title).

    1. Oh thank you! I am the worst speller and rely on spell check so much...and my readers!

  5. That looks like a great collection! May have to buy a copy :)


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