It’s Here: Field Guide No. 10: Downtown!

By Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
March 8, 2019
Field Guide No. 10: two forever-chic sweaters and a pair of jaunty nesting cowls, all in glorious Jill Draper yarns.

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  • Congratulations! Ordering today!

  • Yippee! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • Isabell Kraemer AND Jill Draper? Be still my heart!

  • Amazing! I must run up to my LYS to pick up my copy .

  • Perfection!! Isabell Kraemer and Jill Draper… a knitter’s dream!

  • Speaking of March Mayhem, when does the 2019 version start?

    • The magnificent day is almost upon us! Next Friday, March 15 is Bracket Reveal Day. We are so excited–can’t wait to show you.

  • Wow! I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. So excited!

  • Love the sweaters!!

  • TEN!!! This is so exciting.

  • Thanks for a morning with Petula!
    I’m goin’ DOWNTOWN!

  • You bet I’m ordering this guide and the other 2 I don’t have.

  • I’d like to make the Bottom Line Pullover as my first ever sweater project, but without the book, I don’t know how many skeins to order. How do I figure out how much I’ll need? I wear size XL.

    • Me too! The XL takes 5 skeins.

      (The XS takes 3, the S M & L take 4, and the XL and 2X take 5.)

      • Thanks! Now to decide which color…..

    • My first sweater was an IK design! Come to think of it, so was the last sweater I completed. Her pattern instructions are excellent – I have no doubt you are going to love the first sweater experience with her, and you’ll love the FO too. I still wear my first sweater from a couple years ago (even though now I wish I had chosen different yarn colors – yet I still wear it. A testament to her design for sure.) Happy knitting!

  • These are beautiful! What a fantastic collection.

  • My fave FG yet! Now if I could just get over my what size-to-make/will-it-look-good-on-me double-hump! It’s a very big hump with a pre-hump called measuring-an-ever-growing-form (which-really-grew-this-winter-before-I-noticed. Neat trick, eh. I have many tricks like that!

    (Oh, commenting reminds me of a Gaughan FG sweater question I have for the Lounge….)

    • I feel you, Marilyn! You know what gives me the strength to cast on: looking at the hashtag #petulapullover and #bottomlinepullover over on Instagram. Isabell’s incredible testers have already made beautiful versions and it is so fun to see them wearing them. Right away I knew I wanted to make my Petula loose and long, and my Bottom Line a bit more trim-fitting and hitting at hip, just below waist.

    • Oh my! I just looked on Ravelry and there are already 15 Bottom Line Pullovers there. So inspiring:

      And 16 Petula Pullovers:

      Isabell’s testers are simply the best.

  • This is my song of cheer ! Skate City would play it endlessly and you have also chosen my favorite, very favorite designer. What would life be without knitting

  • L. O. V. E.

  • Just saw Ann’s Petula on Ravelry! Wow, love those colors

  • Love the patterns. My mom loved that song and played it all the time I never saw a video though, the floating heads are a bit disconcerting though!

  • I have never done a knitalong. How do they work?

    • A knitalong is a bunch of people deciding to knit the same project, or a pattern from the same book, at the same time, cheering each other on and comparing notes (in various online venues) as we go. Our knitalong for Field Guide No. 10 will start in April. It’s going to be super fun. Stay tuned for details.

  • It’s the fault of March Madness that I knit the Humulus last year. It’s one of my favorite EVER knits. I wear it constantly. Then I went on to an in-progress Jaycee. And I just finished (an hour ago) Angels and Cowboys. Cannot go wrong with Isabell. I’d also like to throw out there that the sizing is really good on her sweaters. I knit an XL in Humulus and it is *perfect*. As far as I can tell so far with sleevless try-ons the Jaycee is also perfect. I’m very excited to see this new Field Guide! <3

  • hi there, kay and ann! i read your letters every day and at midnight your time i bought, and have now received my copy of-this wonderful field guide. thank you for all your work a nd creative joyin putting this together—i’ll happily knit these lovelies by isabell. i also want you to know that because you mentioned ‘stone fox’ regarding last year’s competition i borrowed john renolds gardiner’s book from the library. i’d never heard of it before. what a wonderful, uplifting story of doing the right thing and making dreams come true! very uplifting! thanks for your part in all this.

  • Do you ship to India.

  • Ready to make Bottom Line pullover, but what is ease information. Also trying to download, and not working. But especially need ease info. Thx.