Colinton 2015 Patterns

In our last post we announced the release of our new collection of patterns, Louet North America Colinton 2015. This latest collection celebrates the new partnership between Louet North America and Colinton Australia: Louet is proud to be the new exclusive distributor for these beautiful mohair yarns produced by Colinton Australia.

We released all 8 patterns throughout the early part of April; three of these designs are re-released version of patterns by Trudy Van Stralen which originally used our KidLin yarn (it has since been discontinued). The patterns have been updated with additional sizes and charts, and more.

Monica is an elegant shawl with a unique stitch pattern for cloud-like stole knit up in Colinton Lace.

Monica, Louet North America

Gisele is a wonderful airy vest that’s a great piece for laying in transitional weather. It’s knit in Colinton, shown here in Shiraz.

Gisele, Louet North America

Myra was re-designed to include two sizes, and can be knit in either Colinton Lace or Ultrafine.

Myra

Colinton Australia Lace, shown in Moss

Myra, Louet North America

Colinton Australia Ultrafine, in Honeysuckle Tonal

We also have 5 new patterns which pair Colinton Australia yarns with our Louet Gems yarns, three of which are brand-new designs from Susanna IC. The  first is the Reciprocity Stole, an easy-to-knit stole that combines Gems Fingering and Colinton Lace Ultrafine for a beautiful combination of texture and color.

Reciprocity Shawl, Louet North America

The second is the Affinity Top, which can be worn alone or over a t-shirt in cooler weather. The contrast in weights – a combination of Gems Sport and Colinton Lace – creates an elegant sheer upper section.

Louet North America Affinity Top

The third design by Susanna IC is the Concurrence Shawl, a fun triangle shawl worked from the top down Gems Fingering and Colinton Lace.

Concurrence Shawl, Louet North America

We also have two new patterns from Patty Nance to round out the collection. Nikkitta combines yarns and techniques: the lovely crochet edging uses both Gems Fingering and Colinton Lace and the translucent body of the shawl is knit in Colinton Lace.

Nikkita Shawl, Louet North America

And finally, we have a knit bolero with lace edging that combines Gems Sport and Colinton Lace. The Leona Bolero is a great way to keep the chill away on cool spring and summer evenings.

Leona Bolero, Louet North America

You can see the whole collection on Ravelry: Louet North America Colinton 2015. What folks may not know is that we photographed this collection in Boston in January of this year: you may recall that Boston got a lot of snow this past winter! Although it was snowing outside on the day of the shoot, we were in the warmth and beauty of the Wellsley College greenhouse. Here are a few photos of the beautiful greenhouse, and thanks so much to the wonderful staff at Wellsley for allowing us to shoot there!