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Laine Magazine - Issue 17

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  • Laine's Summer Issue is aptly named "Here Comes the Sun" and feels like the first tender rays of sun after a long winter.

    The inspiring summer knits and fun, quirky photos create a happy, relaxed mix with a subtle vintage feel.

    Issue 17, Summer 2023, includes:

    • 148 pages

    • 11 knitting patterns (both charts and written instructions provided): 4 sweaters, 3 cardigans, 1 top, 2 shawls and 1 pair of socks.

    • An interview with the French designer and debut author Cinthia Vallet, known for her charming knitted animals. Cinthia talks about her design process and the joy that toy-making can bring to adult knitters.

    • An article about an Australian sheep farmer who shepherds a flock of Finnsheep 15,000 kilometres from their homeland.

    • Jeanette Sloan’s Fibre Talk: a regular article on Jeanette chatting with interesting people. In this issue, she meets Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole, a couple making crochet art inspired by their Māori heritage.

    • Five Ways by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro. In this issue, Päivi gathers experts’ tips on how you can start designing your own knitwear patterns!

    • Where I Knit: a regular piece that pictures people knitting in their favourite spot. In this issue, we meet a Finnish knitter who likes to knit in nature.

    • Seasonal recipes to inspire your summer cooking: tomato confit, lemon fizz mocktail and almond pavlovas.

    • Book reviews

    Designers featured in this issue: Julia Disini, Rastus Hsu, Elena Solier Jansà, Pauliina Leisti, Veronika Lindberg, Marie Régnier, Jacquline Rivera, Lene Tøsti, Maija Vasala, Pope Vergara and Thea Vesterby.

    Check out for our Instagram Live  for 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. Wave by Thea Vesterby

    Waveis a top-down sweater that is worked in two colours. It features a lovely, wave-like lace pattern on body and sleeves.

    Socks Yeah DK
    Lalland by Di Gilpin
    Croft DK by WYS
    Clinton Hill DK
    Feli by Illimani
    Silk Day Dream by Artyarns

    2. Linescapes by Veronika Lindberg / Kutovakika

    Linescapesis a super cosy cardigan worked on US 11 / 8 mm needles which makes it a quick project to finish. Purl rows create a subtle striped effect that together with the fold-down collar gives the design a subtle vintage vibe. Wear this cardigan on chilly summer evenings with a floral dress and boots or styled with a pair of relaxed jeans and sneakers when going to the city.

    Beatrix by Juniper Moon
    Alpaca 3 by Isager
    Amelie by Illimani
    Manchelopi by Wooldreamers
    Chunky Andean by KAOS
    Eco Soft by Isager

    3. Sound of Spring by Lene Tosti

    Sound of Spring is a slightly asymmetrical triangular shawl knitted on the bias. It features an adorable lace stitch knitted in two colours.

    Merino Cloud by Artyarns
    Balayage by Pascuali
    Organic Soft Merino by KAOS
    Perennial by Kelbourne
    Sabri Colours & Neutrals by Illimani

    4. Dress to Impress by Julia Disini

    Dress to Impressis a fluffy, oversized cardigan designed for moments when you want to feel gorgeous without needing to dress up otherwise. Thoughtful design choices make this a modern, wearable piece.

    Kokon Chunky Mohair by Kokon
    Le Gros Silk & Mohair by Biches & Buches
    Manchelopi by Wooldreamers
    Alpaca 3 by Isager
    Amelie by Illimani
    Chunky Andean by KAOS
    Eco Soft by Isager

    5. Aamuyö by Pauliina Leisti

    is a seamless top-down cardigan with a relaxed fit and shorter sleeves. It features a textural stitch pattern that is created using two different yarns: silk mohair and alpaca. The button band completes the sophisticated look.

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

    6. JingWoo by Rastus Hsu

    JingWoo means a house of mirrors in Mandarin and is inspired by geometric origami squares. This piece is a fun and relaxing knit for anyone who enjoys creating a fascinating fabric with simple stitches.

    Opus by Walcot Yarns
    Merino Cloud by artyarns
    Road to China Light by The Fibre Co
    Pudding by Mrs Moon
    Isager Tweed

    7. Kainuu by Maija Vasala

    is named after the region in Finland where Maija, the designer, grew up. Berry and leaf motifs sprouting around the sweater are modified from the mittens traditionally knitted in Kainuu. A cropped hem and a loose fit give this folklore inspired design a modern look.

    Le Petit Lambswool by Biches & Bûches
    Holst Supersoft
    Merilin by Isager
    Merino Cloud by Artyarns
    Balayage by Pascuali
    Organic Soft Merino by KAOS
    Perennial by Kelbourne
    Sabri Colours & Neutrals by Illimani
    BFL Mini Skeins

    8. Liberty by Pope Vergara

    Libertyis a light-weight sweater for carefree summer days. It features delicate ruffles on the body, beads on the neckline and cuffs, golden thread along the ruffle edges and puff sleeves.

    Stellaris (doubled up) or Twinkle, for the highlight, and then:

    Lace plus a Silk Mo, e.g.
    Marina by Manos
    Meadow by The Fibre Co
    Contemplation Cashmere by Chroma Nima
    Veranita by QIng Fibre
    Isager Spinni

    9. Seashells by Marie Régnier

    Seashells is worked from the top down flat and in the rnd. It features an intuitive, straightforward construction to enhance the textured ribbed pattern of the fabric and the decorative crochet edges at the neckline and armholes. This design is inspired by happy sunny days at the beach and combines the vibrant colour of the sun with sea creatures (intricate details of the Plaited Rib pattern and scalloped crochet edge).

    Nikkim by Vinnis Colours
    Santi by Illimani
    Kokon Bleu Cotton
    Urth Collection DK
    Silk Day Dream by Artyarns
    Rhapsody Glitter Light by artyarns

    10. Utopia by Elena Solier Jansà

    is a cropped pullover with 3/4 sleeves. It features an easy and elegant lace pattern on the body and Stockinette Stitch on the sleeves. The knitted fabric is loose and drapey, perfect for summer.

    Pernelle by Natissea
    Sabri Colours & Neutrals by Illimani
    Holst Coast
    Organic Cotton by Krea Deluxe
    Merilin by Isager
    Silk Yak 4ply - Undyed
    Tencel 4ply

    11. Socks à la Mode by Jacquline Rivera

    Inspired by Jacquline Rivera’s summers on the New Jersey boardwalk,
    Socks À La Modeencapsulates the best part of summer — frozen custard in a waffle cone from Kohr Brothers.

    Socks Yeah! by Coopknits
    Socks Yeah Neon by Coopknits
    BFL 4-ply Mini Skeins
    Amble by The Fibre Co
    Crazy Zauberball by Schoppel (for the contrast)
    Le Sock Yarn by Biches & Buches

  • 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.