Jessica McDonald chats about her Winter Woods pattern release
It’s Winter Woods release day and we are so excited to have Jessica McDonald sharing her design inspiration and color selections for Hudson and West Forge on our Blog. I was fortunate enough to preview knit this gorgeous pattern. Look for lots of great photos and inspiration on instagram @jessicamknits and @knitworthyyarns.
Here is what Jessica had to say!
The main feature of the yoke is a large snowflake that encircles the lower part of the yoke. Bold and beautiful, its effect is stunning. Below the large snowflake, gentle little snowflakes drift down onto the body and sleeves.
A lovely mock neck collar makes for a warm and cozy sweater. If you would rather, you can always fold down the mock neck to create a folded collar.
The colors Camel and Fawn will give you the closest color palette to the sample. Other lovely color combinations you might like to try are:
My basic advice is to choose one dark color and one light color. The sample uses the darker color as the main color and the lighter color as the contrast color, but don’t feel that you have to follow that with your own sweater. Using the light color as the main color and dark color as the contrast color is also stunning.