This collection has been designed exclusively for Blind Buck Farm by Amy Gunderson.
Projects in this collection are named for surrounding areas and roads to Blind Buck Farm in Salem New York. The rich, deep colors seen in the projects were developed and dyed especially for the five piece collection. These colors are representative of trending fashion colors for fall 2017- 2018, but also happen to be of my own personal taste. I love bold color, especially in graphic knits.
Fair isle knitting has seen a huge resurgence these past few years. It is a traditional technique that isn’t really ever out of style, but it still comes and goes. I love to combine colors and “make pictures” with yarn. The patterning in the projects of this collection were inspired by traditional Aztec prints and art which have also been back in style these last few years.
All projects incorporate both cables and fair isle knitting. Blind Buck’s 3 Ply DK yarn is so rustic and grabby and wooly, it lends itself wonderfully to both techniques. I get bored with knitting that is too simple or monotonous. Each project switches from cables to colorwork and perhaps back again. I-Cord finishes adorn edges of the shawl, hat and mitts.