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Book 1: Yumiko Warm Earth

Book 1: Yumiko Warm Earth


 
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Born in Japan, Yumiko Alexander has been knitting since she was in elementary school. As she grew older and continued to design, she sold her original projects in Japan until she moved to America, where she started selling her designs. Her artistic ability speaks loudly in the name of her company, DanDoh-which means warm soil. Now living in Arizona, Yumiko reflects on the beauty of the desert sun, warm earth colors and great expanse of visible sky, often without any clouds for days. The sense of freedom and special colors all around her continue to call to her artistic nature. Yumiko's designs are also inspired by what she likes to wear and what she wants to have in her closet. Her design goal is to create original pieces that cannot be found in stores. She especially likes combining knit and crochet to obtain interesting textures and fun combinations of fiber and color. We love the easy wearability and comfortable fit of Yumiko's projects. Her organic, free-flowing style complements many body types. Unique stitch patterns and earthy color combinations are flattering and stylish. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to publish Yumiko's first book of original knit and crochet designs!

Photography: Black Box Studios



Kyoto
Kyoto
Pattern Information
The wide, comfortable sleeves of this elegant sweater are reminiscent of a Japanese Kimono.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit + Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 41 (44.25, 47.5, 50.75, 54)"
Length: 24 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 27)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 7-8 (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #91477 Red Oak

Needles: US #7 (4.5mm)
Green Berries
Green Berries
Pattern Information
The highly-textured crochet stitches of this hat and scarf set shows off the self-striping feature of the yarn.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE
Scarf: 6.25"W x 35.5"L
Hat: 21.25" (circumference) x 10" (tall)

MATERIALS
Yarn: 2 balls of Universal Yarn Classic Shades #704 (Scarf)
2 balls of Universal Yarn Classic Shades #704 (Hat)

Crochet Hook: Size G (4.0mm) crochet hook
Tree Farm
Tree Farm
Pattern Information
Yumiko designed the delightful pattern in this sweater without a plan. "I used the color as I knit. No plan-just having fun."

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit + Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate-Advanced

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 36.5 (42, 47.5, 50, 53)"
Length: 21.25 (22.25, 23.25, 24.25, 24.25)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #08 Amethyst (MC)
1-2 (2, 2, 2, 2) balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #09 Bark (CC1)
1 ball of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #15 Vine (CC2)
1 ball of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #04 Brick (CC3)

Needles: US #4 (3.5mm) needles
US #5 (3.75mm) straight and double-pointed needles
River Stones
River Stones
Pattern Information
These circles remind Yumiko of the smooth stones found in a flowing river.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Before Felting: 24"H x 16.25"W x 7"D
After Felting: 13"H x 11"W x 3"D

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 skeins of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #12181 Bronze Brown (MC)
1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #71051 Toast (A)
1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #12225 Glacier Gray (B)
1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #12180 Eggplant (C)
Needles: US 10.5 (6.5mm) circular and double-pointed needles
Marbles
Marbles
Pattern Information
The multicolor circles on this felted purse are fun and free-spirited. For a dressier look, choose one color for the circles.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate-Experienced

SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Before Felting: 10.25"H x 14.5"W x 4"D
After Felting: 7.5"H x 11"W x 2.75"D

MATERIALS
Yarn: 1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #91876 True Navy (A)
1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #91477 Red Oak (B)
1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #12180 Eggplant (C)
1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #12173 Berry Crush (D)
1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #12183 City Turf (E)
1 skein of Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted #71006 White Ash (F)

Crochet Hook: Size J (6.0mm)
Ripples
Ripples
Pattern Information
Braided cables alternated with columns of ribbing in a sweater that is very easy to wear.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 36(40, 44, 48, 52)"
Length: 23 (23, 25, 25, 27)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 9 (10, 12, 13, 15) balls of Universal Yarn Dolce Merino #418 Tapestry
1 (1, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) of Universal Yarn Dolce Merino #440 Dove

Needles: US #5 (3.75mm) straight needles
Cool Breeze
Cool Breeze
Pattern Information
Two easy openwork rectangles are gathered into a pullover top with a drawstring to gather the neckline.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED SIZE
Bust: 35 (40, 45, 50, 55)"
Length: 22.5 (22.5, 24, 24, 25.5)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins of Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme #510 Pea Green
Crochet Hook: Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
Garden Wall
Garden Wall
Pattern Information
"I chose this gray and purple color for the flower motif because it is not too sweet--more modern looking."

TYPE OF PATTERN
Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Experienced

SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
10"W x 47"L

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 balls of Universal Yarn Classic Worsted LP #11051 Black Heathers

Crochet Hook: Size F (4.0mm) crochet hook
Fern
Fern
Pattern Information
The t-shirt wearability of this pullover is dressed up by the criss-cross at the neckline.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
S (M-L, XL-XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 40 (46, 52)"
Length: 21 (25, 26.5)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 5 (7, 8) skeins of Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme #503 Ecru
Needles: US #7 (4.5mm) needles
Leaves
Leaves
Pattern Information
"I fell in love with this stitch pattern, especially in the heathery yarn, and I feel deep movement in the knitted fabric."

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 50.75, 55.75)"
Length: 21 (21.75, 22.5, 23.25, 24)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #08 Vine

Needles: US #8 (5.0mm) circular needles and double-pointed needles
US #7 (4.5mm) circular needles and double-pointed needles
US #6 (4.0mm) circular needles and double-pointed needles
Ridge
Ridge
Pattern Information
Made from cuff to cuff, the vertical striping and ridges of this cropped cardigan are flattering for many body types. Only the top button is functional--the rest are purely decorative.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Advanced Beginner

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 35 (40, 43, 48, 53)"
Length: 11 (12.25, 13.5, 14.75, 16)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) balls of Universal Yarn Classic Worsted LP #3309 Rolling Hills

Needles: US #7 (4.0mm) needles
Swinging Rope
Swinging Rope
Pattern Information
I-cord fringes are joined to the body of this scarf and then worked individually at the other end. We love the look!

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner

SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
7.5"W x 87"L

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 balls of Universal Yarn Classic Worsted Tapestry #7028 Amber

Needles: US # 7 (4.5mm) needles
Circles
Circles
Pattern Information
This pretty throw in shades of pink and brown also works nicely as a wrap!

TYPE OF PATTERN
Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
34" x 57.5"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 2 balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #02 Blush (A)
2 balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #03 Tangerine (B)
4 balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #04 Brick (C)
5 balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #06 Rust (D)
4 balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #09 Bark (E)

Crochet Hook: Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
Sylvan
Sylvan
Pattern Information
A simple rectangle pullover is softened by a pretty Fair Isle pattern and a delicate stitch pattern at the yoke. A drawstring gathers the neck opening for easy on and off.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate-Advanced

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 37 (41, 45, 49, 53)"
Length: 24 (24.0875, 25.75, 26.5 ,26.5)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3-4 (4, 5, 5, 5-6) balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #15 Vine (MC)
1 (1, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) of balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #13 Golden
1 (1, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #08 Amethyst
1 (1, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) Universal Yarn Eden Silk #09 Bark

Needles: US #6 (4.0mm) circular needles and double-pointed needles
Ride the Clouds
Ride the Clouds
Pattern Information
The pretty inset smocking pattern on the yoke and sleeves is reminiscent of clouds floating in the sky.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 40.75 (44.5, 48.25, 51, 54.75)"
Length: 23.75 (24.75, 25.25, 25.75, 26.75)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) balls Universal Yarn Dolce Merino #435 Croissant

Needles: US #6 (4.0mm) circular needles and double-pointed needles
Lace Shadows
Lace Shadows
Pattern Information
The crocheted collar reflects the lacy inset panel on the front of this soft sweater. "I always enjoy the combination of knitting and crocheting to show the personality of both techniques."

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit + Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 34.5 (38.5, 43, 47, 51)"
Length: 21.25 (22.25, 23.5, 24.5, 25.75)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) balls of Universal Yarn Dolce Merino #440 Wild Dove

Needles: US #6 (4.0mm) needles
Fling
Fling
Pattern Information
Basically a knitted rectangle with slits for armholes, this piece is easy to wear and very stylish.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Knit

SKILL LEVEL
Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 37 (41, 45, 49, 53)"
Length: 27 (27, 27, 31.5 ,31.5)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 10 (11, 12, 15, 16) balls of Universal Yarn Eden Silk #09 Bark

Needles: US #6 (4.0mm) needles
Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones
Pattern Information
Soft neutral-toned circles surround your face with softness. This cap-sleeve vest will become a wardrobe favorite.

TYPE OF PATTERN
Crochet

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE
S (M, L, XL, XXL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 39.25 (43.25, 47.25, 51.25, 55.25)"
Length: 10.5 [10.5, 10.5, 12.5, 12.5)"

MATERIALS
Yarn: 1 ball of Universal Yarn Pace #04 Fawn (A)
1 ball of Universal Yarn Pace #03 Steel (B)
2 (2, 3, 3, 3) balls of Universal Yarn Pace #08 Taupe (C)
1 ball of Universal Yarn Pace #12 Seal (D)
1 ball of Universal Yarn Pace #07 Cream (E)

Crochet Hook: Size C (3.0mm) crochet hook

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