Hi everybody! Let’s take a little break from our busy schedule to tell you a little bit about designer Ash Alberg’s new book, Flotsam & Jetsam : 15 knits inspired by ocean-bed debris.
Ash was kind enough to send me a copy of the book, and I’m grateful she did! It really is a full collection, with a sweater, shawls, socks, hats, a blanket, boot cuffs… there’s even a bag in there! She does a great job of keeping to her chosen theme, ocean-bed debris or, as many kids would say, shore treasures.
Ash chose to work with two of our yarns to create accessories perfect for the colder months ahead.
Rockweed,a pair of mitts, pairs a Twist Stitch/Bobbles patterning with our Compass colorway for an organic look.
Fishbones, a beautiful hat, puts forward slipped stitches.Love this stitch pattern with our Dapple Grey colorway.
Here are my three other favorite patterns – you can check out the others on Ravelry!
Wild and reckless heart is a true fisherman’s sweater, with its cables and shawl collar. It looks very cozy and I just love the stitch definition.
Tumbled is a seaglass-inspired shawlette in DK weight. The stitch patterns remind us of long hunts on the beach, looking for little bits of softened glass.
Finally, Mermaid’s Net is a simple yet pretty scarf. Knit on the bias in garter stitch and an eyelet pattern, you just need to pair colours you love and voilà!
Flotsam & Jetsam is also a great book to flip through, if only just to enjoy the great photography by Samson Learn. Nova Scotian shores are a great setting for Ash’s knits!
Would you like a copy of Flotsam & Jetsam? Leave a comment below saying which pattern you’d knit first out of the collection, and you’ll be entered to win one! Thank you Ash!