The cherry blossoms aren’t in bloom yet, but that hasn’t stopped us from looking for new spring knitting projects! Thankfully, the latest issue of Interweave Knits, is full of spring inspiration!
The En Pointe Pullover by Alice Tang is loosely knit to keep your shoulders just warm enough, and has a unique twist in the front. The simplicity of the pattern calls for a yarn with some personality, such as Neighborhood Fiber Company Loft, a soft mohair with a shimmering silk core.
For something unique to pull over a tee, the Gathered Front Tank by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark is a great project. Show off the gently gathered front with Berroco Linsey, a cotton and linen blend that will show off your stitches and drape nicely!
I’m always on the lookout for the perfect “wear-to-work” cardigan for when they turn the AC up too high in, and the V-Yoke Cardigan is a great spring candidate. It’s simple and can go with anything! We have some great new colors of Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy in the shop that would be perfect. The emerald green is just amazing.
While I would never consider knitting myself a dress, the Garden Plot Dress by Victoria Myers is an adorable dress for little girls. Our newest cotton and wool yarn, Louisa Harding Ianthe, would be an excellent choice and will look gorgeous in this pattern. It is so soft and comes in a lovely spring palette!
You can’t really discuss spring knitting without a nice lacy shawl, and the Rose Lace Stole by Susanna IC is a glorious design that would knit up beautifully in Miss Babs Yasmin. I can’t help but besucked in by Susanna’s patterns, they are all so delicate and wearable, with the additional challenge of learning new lace stitches.
If you are looking for a knitting challenge, there is a collection of patterns in this issue that are knit using a modular construction. My favorite is the Hexagon Petal Tee by Maria Leigh. It would look great in any of the new spring DK yarns, but both the Mirisol Lachiwa or Berroco Pure Pima would be ideal choices.
What are you knitting this spring?