inTANDEM Issue 2

Winter 2023

Exploring movement, flow, and dance through cables:

each winding in its own direction and according to its own rhythm

issue 2

A picturesque winter scene sets the stage. Explore an exclusive collection of cable patterns designed for the winter season. Six of our designers created must-have cable-knit items for a winter wardrobe. Whether it's a stylish cowl, a trendy hat, a beautiful shawl, a unisex cardigan, a pair of cozy socks, or a stunning wrap, this issue offers insight into the versatility of cable designs.

 


Learn about each design and designer

Cwtch Hat

Cwtch Hat

by Mindfulness Makes

Cwtch Hat is a cozy, folded-brim hat designed with a fun pom-pom in mind! It features an adjustable length and circumference to fit your preferences.

Winter Rowan Socks

by Whileberry

Winter Rowan Socks were inspired by a wintry landscape of frost-covered rowan branches hanging over a frozen lake. It is a cuff-down sock pattern decorated around the leg with a delicate pattern of cables and bobbles resembling rowan branches and berries.

Winter Rowan Socks
Ceilidh Frost Cowl

Ceilidh Frost Cowl

by KarenBDesigns

Ceilidh Frost Cowl is a long tube cowl with intertwined cables to give a warm cozy feeling while wearing it. Loop it around once loosely or multiple times to keep snug on a winter day.

Contra Dance Wrap

by Mary Beth Kelso

Whether you’re enjoying a crisp day outside or cozying up inside, this lush, cabled wrap will envelop you in warmth. Some 2-stitch cables are worked on the wrong side; all are small enough to be done without a cable needle.

Contra Dance Wrap
Crossing Twigs Shawl

Crossing Twigs Shawl

by Natalia Yarncraft

Crossing Twigs Shawl was inspired by trees in the winter. The cable motif of the border, featuring lots of twists and turns, is reminiscent of leafless trees with branches and twigs crossing each other.

Cozy Fireside Cardigan

by Jojodabom

Winters in the Seaway Valley of northern New York are cold, with some nights dropping to below -40°F without windchill. Once October hits, residents are pulling out thick, cozy sweaters to help fight the bitterness. This oversized, unisex cardigan was created with that in mind.

Cozy Fireside Cardigan

Resources, including any tutorials and errata, for each design are included on the respective design page linked above.

 

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Individual patterns are available through each designer

Cwtch HatWinter Rowan Socks

Ceilidh Frost Cowl | Contra Dance Wrap

Crossing Twigs Shawl | Cozy Fireside Cardigan

 

  

Yarn Information

All yarn for issue was generously provided by Malabrigo Yarn. This issue features Malabrigo Yarn Ultimate Sock, Arroyo, and Rios bases in colors Sand Bank, Pascal, Flavia, Bobby Blue, Paris Night.

We were elated when Malabrigo said “yes!” to our request for yarn support. Malabrgio Yarn generously provided all the yarn to bring the first four issues to life. We were so happy to feature their beautiful hand dyed yarns that have become such a well-known staple in yarn shops around the world, and we were excited to create a year of color from their yarns. Each issue features colors representative of the season, but looking at the colors from the four issues together reveals a complete circle of color, with each issue’s colors blending into the next, and Issue 4 looping back to connect with Issue 1.

In case you aren’t already familiar with Malabrigo Yarn, here’s what they share in the “About Us” section of their website:

“We are a family-owned yarn company located in Uruguay and Peru and we have developed a line of Hand-Dyed yarns of incredible softness and wonderful color variations. Our products are made out of the softest fibers available and inspired by nature, as well as landscapes, places, art and day-to-day life. This is what we try to represent when naming our 21 yarn varieties and the range of over 400 colors they come in.

“We produce yarn because we are passionate about it. We believe in the pleasure of knitting with high-quality, carefully designed, subtly dyed yarns and in the joy of wearing what is created with them.

“Our wish is to continue developing yarns and colors to inspire people all over the world and, in return, be inspired by them.”

Malabrigo Yarn is stocked in yarn shops around the world.

 

Acknowledgments (link)

All photography of inTANDEM zine designs is from A Day in the Light Photography.

 

Other issues:

available - knit Issue 1: Autumn 2023,

pre-order - knit Issue 3: Spring 2024,

coming in Summer 2024 - crochet Issue 4.