I am intrigued with the simplicity of knitting basic shapes and how they can be turned into gorgeous sweaters and cardigans when put together in interesting ways. Brooklyn Tweed’s Inversion Cardigan is one example and the Pimlico Shrug from Knit 2 Together is another.
I found a goldmine of options at Kinokuniya, the Japanese book store, with this book (my rudimentary translation of the title is Square and Circle Magic Knits):
Taking knit squares, rectangles or tubes (for the circle shape shown in the title), this book is chock full of interesting patterns for sweaters, shrugs, hats, mittens, slippers, and scarves. I can’t wait to decipher the charts and tackle one (or more!) of these projects soon!