A few weeks back, Hannah sent me all of her book samples just in time to display at a Coastal Knits preview event at one of my local yarn shops, Ranch Dog Knitting.
It was so fun to see the entire collection all together in one location!
It also was wonderful to finally see Hannah's east coast knits in person.
..which fueled my unbridled obsession with this pattern...
It's the coziest, comfiest, most wearable cardigan ever. I want one. Now.
The Water's Edge Cardigan is also adorable!
And I thought it matched quite nicely with my Cambrian Cowl.
(For those of you who have been asking, the buttons are from HERE.)
I was also quite enamored with the beautiful side shaping on the Bayside Cardigan.
It was even more striking in person.
It's a bit hard to tell in this picture, but it's a rich coppery color.
I often like to get my patterns test knit in an alternate color or yarn.
Here are my two samples of the Cambrian Cowl.
The cream version is the original from the book knit up in Alpenglow Yarn Big Fat Alpaca.
The blue version was knit in Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky.
Both are excellent options for this design.
Here are two versions of my Rustling Leaves Beret. The lighter green is the original Tactile Fiber Arts version, but the tonal green beret was knit up in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Wren colorway.
Any sock weight yarn will work will work for this pattern, but Tosh Sock is an excellent alternative.
For the Sand and Sea Shawlette, I had my second version test knit in Madelinetosh Prairie in the Cove colorway. I wanted to show what this design looks like knit in one main color. Since Cove is a beautiful blend of browns and blues, it still evokes the feeling of the Sand and Sea combining on the shoreline.
This is such a versatile design. Any combination of lace or sock weight would be great for a light summery shawlette. But you could even do a thicker yarn for a more substantial shawl.
There will be two Coastal Knits trunk shows traveling the country very soon!
Please check the schedule here to see if it will be appearing at a yarn shop near you!