Rev up your knitting needles for a turbo-charged weekend on the flat screen as the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal sets the stage for one of the most-watched sporting events, the 2012 Grand Prix. Since 1961, Canada has played host to this world class racing series, with hairpin curves to maneuver and slick conditions in the forecast, this 4.316 kilometre track takes an average seventy-five seconds to complete and will bring out top performers from an elite list of racers such as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Fernando Alonso. For an added adrenalin boost, this series could see its seventh different winner in seven races, a chance to make history.
At the Starting Grid! Sirdar sticks to classic design in this laid-back style, a raglan sleeve cardigan knit in Click Dk. Push the pedal to the metal with a full spectrum of tweeds, heathers, and solids, including ‘loom blue’ (shown above).
Shift into Neutral! With a gentleman’s Guernsey style pullover and make it a forever favorite for someone special. Knit in Click Dk from Sirdar, an easy care yarn with middle-of-the-road shades to choose from such as ‘cobble’, ‘dry stone’, and ‘shale’ (shown above).
Hairpin Curves Ahead! And boy do they stand out front and centre on this stylish seed stitch jersey knit in Click Chunky from Sirdar. Max out your mileage with this washable wool/acrylic in thirty-six shades including ‘tarn’ (shown above).
Jumpstart! Into Fall knitting with Big Softie from Sirdar, and pick up a pair of 10 mm needles for the utmost traction. This whisper-soft polar yarn has a palette ranging from bright solids to earthy flecks. If you know a green-eyed gentleman who would race around the track for a handknit jacket be sure to set your sights on ‘sage’, ‘beany’, ‘boho’, and ‘kelly’ (shown above).
Raise the Checkered Flag! And take a victory lap to show off your knitting skills in this casual crew neck pullover knit in Simply Recycled Aran, a seasonal cotton favorite from Sirdar. Eight eye-catching shades are out on store shelves now.
Shifting Gears! Slide into a cosy rib-front pullover from Sirdar’s Fall Collection with intriguing bands of roving colour. Knit in the all-new Montana Dk, a softly spun mix of wool and acrylic for guys on the go, available this summer in ten options including ‘hideaway’, ‘big sky’, and ‘sandstone’ (shown above).
Maximum Horsepower! Set your speed limit at high with Sirdar’s Big Softie, easy breezy knitting on 10 mm needles to get you to the finish line that much quicker. A comfy cabled crew style that is suitable for beginners with simple to follow directions and highlighted sizing. For a rustic look, try one of these flecked shades- ‘nubby’, ‘mellow’, or ‘wispy’ (shown above).
Make a Pit Stop For Noro! Fuel up with high octane colour when you pick up the exciting premiere issue of the Noro Magazine at your LYS. This rugged pullover is featured in the men’s section and sets the pace for Fall knitting in a two-colour slip stitch rib. Knit in Kureyon, a sizzling synthesis of artfully dyed wool.
In the Driver’s Seat! This sensational cabled design, reminiscent of a vintage style smoking jacket will keep knitters at the edge of their seats with nimble twists and skillful turns on both front panels. Knit in Click Dk in a heathery shade of denim blue.
Its a Podium Finish! For this self-striping cardigan, which is sure to be in the final three. Choose between a shawl collar or a V-neck to wrap things up neatly at the finish line. Knit in Crofter Dk from Sirdar, a lightweight mix of wool, cotton, and acrylic boasting more than thirty colourways, including three new additions coming soon for Fall- ‘baird’ (shown above), ‘burnett’, and ‘mctavish.’