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Laine Magazine - Issue 16

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  • It’s time for this year’s last issue of Laine Magazine. Dare we say this might be the best one yet?

    Issue 16 brings you to the streets of our beloved Helsinki, the capital of Finland. We will visit a charming bookstore and an edgy record store, and sit down to have a warming cup of coffee. In short, a perfect, slow Saturday.

    Issue 16, Winter 2023, includes:

    • 148 pages

    • 11 knitting patterns (both charts and written instructions provided): 5 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 2 shawls, 1 waistcoat, 1 pair of socks.

    • an interview with Elaine Tom – learn how she became the trusted test knitter for many designers, knitting around 40 sweaters a year!

    • an article on how the Craft Museum of Finlandpreserves cultural heritage and inspires the crafters of today.

    • NEW!Jeanette Sloan Talks Fibre – a regular article on Jeanette chatting with interesting people. In this issue, she meetsLorraine Amagove Mugere, a Kenyan knitwear and crochet designer.

    • NEW!Five Ways by our regular writerPäivi Kankaro. In this issue, Päivi explores how you can keep your favourite knits around for longer by taking care of them the right way.

    • NEW!Where I Knit– a regular piece that pictures people knitting in their favourite spot, and talking about crafting in their everyday lives. In this issue, we meet a knitter in Indonesia.

    • seasonal recipes to inspire your winter cooking

    • book reviews

    Designers featured in this issue: Fiona Alice, Rachel Brockman, Dee Hardwicke, Thien-Kieu Lam, Lotta H Löthgren, Rosa Pomar, Yan Qian, Eri Shimizu, Anna Strandberg and Orlane Sucche.

    Check out our Instagram Live on our top Yarn Recommendations!

    Print only. No digital download code available.

    Printed in Estonia.

  • Our top yarn recommendations for each pattern in this publication are here! Also, check out our Instagram Live which goes through each one too.

    1. Badana by Rosa Pomar

    Sample is knit with Worsted weight yarn + thread of Silk Mo. Here are our top Worsted weight yarns to use with Silk Mo, in fav order!

    Woolstok Worsted by Blue Sky Fibers
    W.O.W. by Galler Yarns
    Serpentina by Manos del Uruguay
    Haunui by Noro
    L+2 or L+4 by einrum
    Croft Colours or Croft Tweed by WYS
    Origin by Walcot Yarns
    Silky Twist by artyarns
    Sweater Yarn by Blue Sky Fibers

    Or for yarns that would be great all on their own, again in fav order:
    Manchelopi by Wooldreamers
    Woolstok Tweed by Blue Sky Fibres
    Isager Aran Tweed
    Le Gros Silk & Mohair by Biches & Bûches
    Eco Soft by Isager
    Amelie by Illimani

    2. Braided Moss Sweater by Lotta Lothgren

    DK weight yarn with great stitch definition. Here are our favs in order!

    Lore by The Fibre Co
    Plump DK by Mrs Moon
    Lalland by Di Gilpin
    Jensen by Isager
    Croft DK by WYS
    Clinton Hill DK
    Socks Yeah DK

    3. Braided Moss Socks

    DK weight, cozy textured socks!

    Socks Yeah DK
    Reborn Jeans by Kremke
    Beacons by Garthenor
    Jensen by Isager

    4. Cameo by Orlane Sucche

    DK weight textured vest - great for layering!

    Lore by The Fibre Co
    Fras DK by Uist
    Scout by Kelbourne Woolens
    Jensen by Isager
    Croft DK by WYS

    5. Yuki No Hi No by Eri Shimizu

    Feather light, but warm cozy cardi, with options. Here are our favs:

    Le Gros Silk & Mohair by Biches & Buches
    Manchelopi by Wooldreamers
    Brushed Suri by Blue Sky Fibers
    Eco Soft by Isager
    Amelie by Illimani
    Feli by Illimani

    Or, use one thread of each of these held together:

    Jensen by Isager + laceweight Silk Mo
    Or another DK weight yarn + Silk Mo

    6. Yumi by Thien-Kieu Lam

    Asymmetrical triangular shawl - needs a yarn with gorgeous definition and drape:

    Royal Alpaca by Illimani
    Woolstok Worsted by Blue Sky Fibers
    Silky Twist by artyarns
    Origin by Walcot Yarns
    Haunui Silk by Noro

    7. Solitaire by Rachel Brockman


    A well behaved, easy to wear worsted weight yarn for this one:

    Woolstok Worsted by Blue Sky Fibers
    Sweater Yarn by Blue Sky Fibers
    Eco Baby by Isager
    Fras DK / Sith DK by Uist
    Croft Colours by WYS
    Haunui by Noro

    8. Soe by Anna Strandberg

    We love this knit with one thread of Worsted or a Sport plus a Silk Mo:
    Woolstok Worsted by Blue Sky Fibers
    Le Gros Silk & Mohair

    Haunui by Noro
    L+2 or L+4 by einrum
    W.O.W. by Galler Yarns

    Sport plus a Silk Mo, e.g.
    Opus by Walcot Yarns
    Road to China Light by The Fibre Co
    Merino Cloud by artyarns
    Isager Tweed

    9. Nuage by Yan Quin

    This one is all about getting the colour right. About a million combinations of yarns in the shop! Choose your fav sock weight or fingering weight yarn, add a Silk Mo or Brushed Alpaca, and go!

    Lamb 2 by einrum
    16 Fingering by Urth
    Le Petit Lambswool by Biches & Bûches
    Le Cashmere & Lambswool by Biches & Bûches
    Alpaca 2 by Isager
    Silkie Singles by Urban Purl
    Spinni by Isager
    Sabri by Illimani

    10. Maplewood by Fiona Alice

    This one is about texture, and playing with fibres. Consider a contrasting fibre for the cuffs and ribbing too!

    Ashford Boucle (white only), but hold 2 together, or with another yarn like
    Woolstok Worsted by Blue Sky Fibers
    Feli by Illimani
    Croft DK by WYS

    Or, alone: We love these options:
    Alpaca 3 by Isager
    Eco Soft by Isager
    Manchelopi by Wooldreamers

    Chunky Andean by KAOSi
    sager Aran Tweed
    Lalland Aran by Di Gilpin

    11. Reverie by Dee Hardwicke

    Intricate Colourwork blanket featuring both intarsia and stranded techniques! We love these yarns for the amazing colour combining ability, and for a warm cozy blanket with yarns that work well for colourwork:

    Lore by The Fibre Co
    Jensen by Isager
    Beacons by Garthenor
    Lalland by Di Gilpin
    Croft DK by WYS

  • Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. We cherish natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship and beautiful, simple things in life. Our intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.

    Laineincludes patterns from the leading knitwear designers, insightful, long-format stories from the world of wool, interviews, exciting travel articles, seasonal recipes and strong, visual storytelling.