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Cotton & Cloud

Fresh Inspiration Knitting

VOL No 1

Kyoko Nakayoshi

Introduction

Hello there! This new Cotton & Cloud Spring-Summer 2013 Collection is my second collection of knitting pattern designs, and the first time I have presented them for sale as an e-book volume called: Fresh Inspiration Knitting Vol.1. My SS2013 Collection is all about fashionable, practical and feminine garments and accessories that will complement any type of outfit. My aim is always to produce designs that anyone can enjoy knitting and wearing as wardrobe favourites. One of the designs which has pleased me most is the adult’s Cable Yoke Jacket, knitted with Jamieson’s of Shetland Marl. This design was originally just for babies, but I had an avalanche of requests to create the pattern in adult sizes! And I was very happy to do that! The horizontal cable yoke is slightly widened, with additional cables, but I have kept all other design elements the same, retaining the original whimsical style that was so popular. Now that knitters have access to designs from so many different countries, the international knitting community really is becoming a ‘global village’. Therefore, in this collection I have used some of the wonderful yarns available from both the UK and the USA, like Scrumptious Aran yarn by Fyberspates Ltd., a first-rate British yarn which I choose for the modern Japanese cardigan, Temari. This silk-blend yarn was the perfect choice for a cardigan design inspired by the traditional Japanese children’s play ball made of silk thread. And from the USA, I chose beautiful Alpaca Elegance from Green Mountain Spinnery, for the feminine, seamless country-casual Uxbridge Cardigan. Finally, I was delighted to discover Sexy from The Buffalo Wool Co. which was the perfect yarn for my nature-inspired Prairie half-circular shawl. This soft and light yarn is a silk-blend, bison-hair yarn. I do hope you will enjoy knitting, wearing and gifting garments from the new Cotton & Cloud Spring-Summer 2013 Collection, just as much as I enjoyed creating them! Keep knitting and spreading happiness!

Kyoko Nakayoshi Cotton & Cloud

The Collection

Cable Yoke Jacket A horizontal cable yoke jacket matching the origial Baby Cable Yoke Jacket. Yarn: Jamieson’s of Shetland Marl

Prairie Shawl Nature-inspired half-circular shawl. Yarn: Buffalo Wool Co. Sexy

Teardrop Shawl Just a little more than half-circular lace shawl. Yarn: Jamieson’s of Shetland Ultra

Silver Maple Comfy Socks & Beanie Room socks & matching hat. Yarn: Berger de Frace Cline

Temari A modern Japanese-inspired seamless top-down cardigan Yarn: Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran

Uxbridge Cardigan Feminine seamless country-casual cardigan. Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Alpaca Elegance

A huge thanks to the following amazing yarn companies who provided yarn support: Berger de France Fyberspates Ltd. Green Mountain Spinnery Jamieson’s of Shetland The Buffalo Wool Co. Photography Thom Atkinson Model Daphne Kaltsou Location Eridge Village Hall Individual patterns are availeble from Individual patterns are available from www.cottonandcloud.com For general info and wholesale info@cottonandcloud.com

Š Cotton & Cloud 2013


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