We’re excited to announce that Anna Maltz’s new book has arrived! Let’s take a peek at Marlisle.

Marlisle is a new knitting technique developed by Anna Maltz, a combination of marled knitting, where two different colors of yarn are held together, and fair isle, a more traditional form of colorwork, sometimes called stranded knitting.

Maltz, a knitwear designer and a columnist at Pom Pom Quarterly, shares tips and strategies for making use of this technique, along with an exciting bundle of patterns for accessories and garments.

We’ve learned from Shibui and Isager patterns, among others, that amazing things can happen when you combine two different colors of yarn. Results vary dramatically whether you’re pairing colors with low contrast or high contrast, not to mention everywhere in between – add a bit of stranding to isolate one of those shades and a whole new realm of color and texture possibilities open up.

Look for Marlisle on the teacart here at the shop, surrounded by the latest books and magazines. See you there!