We are pleased to welcome Melissa Wehrle to Loop! Melissa is the author of Metropolitan Knits, a gorgeous book full of fantastic sweaters & accessories with chic urban style. Join us for a trunk show & book signing next Saturday, September 21st from 1-2:30PM!
Melissa studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she majored in Fashion Design. Working in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, she is a Senior Sweater Designer for a sweater manufacturer and designs handknits in her downtime. Melissa’s work has been featured in The Best of Knitscene as well as Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines.
The sweaters in this book are fantastic! As the weather gets chillier, I always want to knit a go-to cozy sweater for everyday wear. Metropolitan Knits includes 2 of my new strongest candidates for the job!
The Washington Square Cardigan is a quick chunky knit with simple & pretty lace panelling in the front. I could see knitting it Francesca for a more refined look, or in Peruvia Quick for something a little more rustic.
I love the Bleeker Street Cardigan! If I wanted it to be more casual, I would knit this in the beautiful, farm fresh, hand dyed Mohonk. For a more classic look, with fantastic stitch definition, I would go with Naturally Soft Merino. The colors in both yarns are amazing!
As much as I love a cozy sweater and wear one most of the winter, it’s nice to have something a little more dressy that can also keep you warm. These two simple, pretty sweaters fit the bill whether you need a cardigan or a pullover.
The Brooklyn Bridge Cardigan is a finer knit and would be beautiful in either Staccato if you want a solid or Tosh Merino Light for a hand dyed version. Both have a lovely sheen- Staccato because of the silk and Tosh due the glazed dye process- that give a more feminine look.
All I want to see the Skyline Tunic knit in is Hannah. This yarn is refined and classic, with an amazing softness and drape. The sweater style combined with Hannah’s colors & texture will create a relaxed, yet luxe look.
Come see them in person & help welcome Melissa to Philadelphia! Bring your copy of Metropolitan Knits or purchase one here for Melissa to sign.
Learn more about Melissa and her work at her site, neoknits.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21