The fall/winter issue of Amirisu officially went on sale on Friday; this is the 21st edition of the knitting lifestyle magazine which is published twice a year.
Amirisu started in 2012 as an online magazine their focus was on knitting and fibre related crafts from Japan. There was an increased interest in what Amirisu was offering knitters, and in 2014 they printed their first magazine with knitting patterns in both English and Japanese side by side. Today they publish both a Japanese and English edition.
In this issue, From the Land to Needles, there are twelve knitting patterns from both Japanese designers and a selection of European designers. So let's take a closer look and offer some alternative yarns you might like to knit these designs in.
Evol by Orlane Sucche is a pretty top-down sweater with a repeating cable design on the front. The pattern is balanced out with a simple stocking stitch back and garter stitch panels down each side. Orlane has chosen Retrosaria João for her sweater a yarn she has used before in past designs. João is a soft single-ply sport weight that works beautifully in this design and is one of the yarns we stock here at Tangled Yarn.
With the cold weather just around the corner, you might want to cast on Fuyunagiby by Megumi Sawada. A stylish poncho with a turtleneck, Futunagiby is worked in one piece from the neck down. Shown in Woolfolk LUFT, you'll want to use a similar bulky yarn that is lightweight, so our suggestion is CaMaRose Snefnug, we have 25 colours to chose from.
Hat's are also a great project to have on your needles, especially at this time of the year. Daalia is an oversized beret. Sari Nordlund, the designer, has combined soft baby Suri and wool to bring this beret right up to date. Try knitting in Retrosaria Mondim with Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri, the colour possibilities are endless!
An edgy rustic sweater Spica has an exciting silhouette, it cropped and nips in at the waist with deep cuffs on the sleeves. The designer Rievive chose to knit her sweater in Daughter of a Shepherd Ram Jam Worsted. We think that Retrosaria Brusca would be an excellent choice for knitting Spica in, it's a rustic yarn which equals the original.
Depending on the yarn you knit Bramble in you can achieve a very different look. Choose rustic wool-like yarn such as Baa Ram Ewe Pip Colourwork for a traditional look and feel of fair isle. Or for a softer pair of mitts go for Camarose Yaku, we have 40 colours!
Shawls are always high on my list of makes, they are comfortable to wear and once wrapped in one you feel like you are wearing a hug. Nowaki is featured on the front cover of Amirisu, an all-over lace design it's edged in a 2x2 rib. For a similar look to the original choose a 100% wool yarn like Retrosaria Vovó. Vovó is a versatile and hard-wearing non-superwash yarn made entirely from fine Portuguese wool, mainly from Serra da Estrela sheep. We have it in 18 colours and while it is a rustic yarn, its soft enough to wear around your neck.
Grab your copy of Amirisu now while stocks last!
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