Facing North
Facing North Kalinka
Facing North Nordsee Jacke
Facing North Fisherman's Muse
Facing North Málainn
Facing North Sleepy Stars
Facing North Winter Fruit
Facing North InstaMitten+

Facing North (book)

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Facing North A place-specific collection of simple patterns for Stockholm yarn.
Written & designed by Ailbiona McLochlainn (LB Handknits) with Stockholm, Facing North features four unique garment patterns that will keep you cozy in the starkest of winter climates.  Also included are three charming accessory projects, each calling for only a single skein of yarn to complete.  All designs are seamless, quick to knit, suitable for advanced beginners, and engaging enough to appeal to experienced knitters.  Presented in a beautifully illustrated book, the collection includes schematics, charts, and detailed written instructions for each pattern, as well as narratives about the places and events that inspired the designs.

To purchase yarn for each design, please use the yarn listing here.

Facing North is available in both printed and eBook formats.  For eBook format, please see LB Handknits eBook listing here.  

About the each pattern

Kalinka ~
a high-neck pullover with contrasting trim, named after the Siberian Viburnum plant - a berry so hardy that it thrives in winter.
Yarn Quantities Required: 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Colour A; 1 skein Colour B
Garment Chest Circumference: 86cm [34.5”] (91cm [36.5”], 95cm [38”], 101cm [40.5”], 109cm [43.5”], 120cm [48”], 129cm [51.5”])

Nordsee Jacke a fitted jacket with rounded edgings and clasp closures, inspired by the outer garments of Northern European folk attire Yarn Quantities Required:  5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins Garment Chest Circumference: 80cm [32”] (85cm [34”], 91cm [36.5”], 97cm [38.75”], 104cm [41.5”], 112cm [44.75”], 119cm [47.5”])

Fisherman's Muse an asymmetrical tunic with hints of Old Shale lacework, inspired by maritime lore and the fishing villages of Scotland Yarn Quantities Required: 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins Garment Chest Circumference: 83cm [33”] (89cm [35.5”], 95cm [38”], 102cm [40.75”], 111cm [44.5”], 120cm [48”], 129cm [51.5”])

Málainn a cropped, deep-cowlneck sweater with dramatic wavelike lacework, named after Ireland’s northernmost landmass Yarn Quantities Required: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins Garment Chest Circumference: 85cm [34”] (91cm [36.5”], 97cm [38.75”], 103cm [41”], 112cm [44.75”], 122cm [48.75”], 128cm [51.25”])

Sleepy Stars a cozy beanie, offering two variations on a celestial motif   Yarn Quantities Required: 1 skein

Winter Fruit a lacy, anatomically shaped cowl, inspired by a crystal bowl of citrus on a frosted windowsill Yarn Quantities Required: 1 skein

InstaMitten+ the quickest mittens you shall ever have occasion to knit! Yarn Quantities Required: 1 skein

 

Apple Oak Fibre Works Stockholm is a chunky, 100% wool yarn, with a meterage of 100

m (110y)

per 100g (3.5oz). A singles yarn, Stockholm is exceptionally soft and airy, r

esulting in garments

and accessories which feel light on the body, drape beautifully, and regulate heat except

ionally

well. Naturally dyed in Co. Clare, Ireland, Stockholm is available in a stunn

ing rainbow of tonal

colourways compatible with all designs featured in the collection 'Facing North

'

Apple Oak Fibre Works Stockholm is a chunky, 100% wool yarn, with a meterage of 100

m (110y)

per 100g (3.5oz). A singles yarn, Stockholm is exceptionally soft and airy, r

esulting in garments

and accessories which feel light on the body, drape beautifully, and regulate heat except

ionally

well. Naturally dyed in Co. Clare, Ireland, Stockholm is available in a stunn

ing rainbow of tonal

colourways compatible with all designs featured in the collection 'Facing North

'