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Designer Post: Winona

Laura ChauLaura Chau is the designer of the lovely Winona cardigan from our most recent issue. She has contributed some other gems to our pages, such as Sheepcote and Cityscape. The original Winona was made with the delicious and summery Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen, but Laura made one for herself with yarn from her stash! Read all about it here, or on Laura's blog. Check out our Winona style post as well!



Winona original


Laura's Winona


Laura's Winona


Laura's Winona



For my version, I used stash yarn that I’ve had for a few years – Sliver Moon Farm fingering weight merino, which is super squishy and bouncy. I used less than 4 skeins in a lovely grey blue. I knit the size 36.5″, which fits me well in the shoulders with a bit of negative ease (an inch or so), but is nicely flared over my stomach and hips. It’s a more exaggerated silhouette than you might be used to, but it is so easy to wear. I’ll be wearing it over a dress (the one above is from Garnet Hill) all spring and summer.

Not a dress wearer? No worries, jeans are awesome too!


Winona with jeans