Module Magic

Another excellent modular knitting book on my shelf is called Module Magic, by Ginger Luters.  I took a class on modular triangles from Ms. Luters at Stitches Midwest in 2002.  She’s quite a good teacher and clearly has been knitting modularly for a long time.

The book is divided into chapters based on the sort of module in the garments included:  Squares and Rectangles, Right Triangles, Equilateral and Other Triangles, Mitered Squares, Miters and Beyond, Stunning Strips, Patchwork, Bias Knitting and Concept to Garment.  Each of these chapters begins with descriptions of the modules covered by the chapter and suggestions on how they might be used.  Then there are a few patterns that fit the category.  Many of the patterns are very attractive, in my opinion.  There are quite a few different garments in the book – lots of sweaters, of course, but also vests, shawls, pillows, a hat and socks.

Probably the most well-known pattern is called De Colores Jacket (link to the Ravelry page.)  This was also published in Knitters Magazine, Fall 2002.  It’s a mosaic pattern on strips, knit in Noro Silk Garden.  That’s probably one of the things that draws me to modular knitting, actually – it looks really good in self-striping yarns and Meg’s yarns are certainly no exception.  Meg can do Noro-length stripes, too, and there are quite a few of these patterns that are stunning in them.

One of the modular projects I’ve done with Meg’s yarn is the Posey socks from Knitty.  Here’s a shot of them.

Poseys Paired Side

And just so you can see that progress is occurring, here’s a current shot of my Catnip Marigold blanket.

Catnip Blanket 6x7 B

You know, that’s one of the things that’s great about modular knitting – it’s easy to tell that progress has occurred.


About Knitterly Anne

A knitter for many years, I have become increasingly involved with designing knit patterns in recent years. Other interests include my lovi
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3 Responses to Module Magic

  1. Sarah says:

    Another book I often go back to is Woolly Thoughts by Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer. They have been a big influence in my knitting/crocheting world. Lynne Vogel, Kaffee Fassett, Sally Melville, Jane Thornley, Prudence Mapstone and you, Anne…to name a few, are others that inspire me in my everyday color play.

    The Catnip is progressing nicely. And how I love the subtle transition of colors. Beautiful dyework to match your knitting precision.

    Happy Mother’s Day, Anne.

  2. Brenda says:

    Progress indeed. Looks lovely.

  3. Jinann says:

    Love both the socks and the blanket. Very pretty colors!

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