I’ve long been an admirer and fan of Joji Locatelli, the knitwear designer from Argentina. Her YouTube journals are so fun to watch because you get a glimpse into what goes on in her very creative mind. After watching her talk about what she was working on for her publication, Interpretations Vol. 7, I knew I had to buy the book.
Let me tell you more….
A Creative Partnership
Interpretations is a series of knitting pattern books from Joji Locatelli and Veera Valimaki. These two friends have been collaborating for years, though they live on different sides of the Atlantic. They usually get together in an exotic place to do a photo shoot for the book….but for volume 7, they had to improvise due to COVID.
Both of these designers have an aesthetic that pleases me – simple and classic designs. That aesthetic is what makes the series so lovely.
In this volume, there is much to love. In her journals, Joji said she wanted to work with more color, since she’s usually drawn to neutrals. Well, there’s some gorgeous color in her design work here!
The first thing that caught my eye was the Overthrow Wrap from Joi. This is a gorgeous triangular, faded shawl that uses mohair throughout. Since I’m not a fan of mohair, I’m seriously considering using fingering weight yarn to knit the entire thing.
And then there’s Joji’s Transitions Shawl, which I really love and could knit easily from what I have in stash. This beautiful shaw is knit in a fade from green to pink. So pretty!
Veera’s shawl, Dust and Clay, is also gorgeous! I love the colors of this one and may have to pull some yarn for it, as well. Shawls that use 2-3 skeins of fingering weight yarn are just perfect for my stash-busting needs!
Joji also has an adorable cowl, the Blurry Cowl, that would be so amazing to give as a gift to several people that I know. Except….I don’t have a lot of DK yarn.
There are several lovely sweater patterns in this collection, as well. I’m just not feeling the sweater vibe these days.
I love this collection of patterns. The colors of all the projects flow together so well. It’s a lovely book! And several of the patterns are calling to me. If you’re hesitant on whether to buy it or not, I highly recommend it!
I continue to be a fan of Joji’s designs!