By Alexis Winslow
The projects which first caught my eye were several of the designs featuring all-over bold geometric elements: the Rook Pullover, Orly Cardigan, and the cover project, the Trilogy Cardigan all have that "punch" you would expect from a book called Graphic Knits. However, there are many other interpretations of "Graphic Knits" explored throughout the book as the author plays with color and stitch patterns to create a graphic mood.
The designs featuring smaller elements of colorwork such as the Sweetness Pullover and Rockling Cardigan are great examples of this interplay, and incorporating colorblocks within designs is another concept I particularly enjoyed, such as in the Barbet Turtleneck and the Bowerbird Wrap. A third way graphic knits is interpreted is through textured stitches and lace, such as in the Germander Shrug and Minnow Top.
|Barbet Turtleneck - Image © Joe Hancock|
|Patterns, from top to bottom: Woodstar Beret & Mitts, Tanager Shrug, and Danae Mitts.|
|Rockling Cardigan - Image © Joe Hancock|
|Bowerbird Wrap - Image © Joe Hancock|
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