Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting
We’re thrilled to introduce Anna Maltz’s latest book, Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting.
A new technique in knitting is a rare and wonderful thing. Anna Maltz disclaims being the first to discover marlisle, but she undoubtedly has taken the technique to new and exciting places. We’ve never seen anything quite like it. Most importantly for those of us who learn with our hands, the patterns are irresistible garments and accessories that we want to cast on right now.
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From London knitter and designer Anna Maltz comes a brand-new book on an appealing and new-to-us technique that Anna calls “marlisle,” a combination of marling (holding together strands of different colors) and Fair Isle (stranded colorwork).
As Anna Maltz explains in the introduction, “You simply work some stitches with a single yarn and others with two held together to create the patterns.”
The technique may be simple, but the results, as shown in the projects, are extraordinary. These are the kind of knits that make knitters walk up to you and ask, “how did you do that?”
Marlisle is a technique-based book with 11 patterns that introduce and explore this intriguing way of making a multi-colored, textured fabric. The book’s designs feature 22 different yarns from small-producers around the world. There are tips, tricks and tales, as well as clear instructions, schematics and beautiful photographs.
Kraai: fingerless mitts with bold chevrons.
Hozkwoz: a cozy hat with an X marking the crown.
Shantay: a tour de force zig zag cardigan. This is elegant, lifetime achievement knitting, the Chanel-inspired jacket we’ve never stopped looking for.
Delftig: mittens with a delicate diamond brocade fabric.
Midstream: a chic funnel-neck pullover for the slopes or the streets. Mostly marl, with a dash of isle.
Ess: a fringed, triangular wrap with a woven look that looks fantastic on both sides.
Chevre: a cowl with tessellating diamonds arranged into chevrons.
Trembling: a stunning yoked pullover with dimensional tumbling blocks.