To keep ourselves in the Spring mood set up by our last Round Up, this month we’ll continue introducing more light knits made with lovely summer fibers, enjoy!
The Flycatchers Socks by Virginia Sattler-Reimer caught our attention for their unusual lace and cable motifs on the top of the feet. The lace would have the advantage to make the socks more breathable and so quite pleasant to wear in warmer weather. Any sock yarn would do for this project, however the use of plain and semi solid colours would definitely put the accent on the lace pattern.
Designed with Blacker Yarns Lyonesse DK, WestEnd by Mona C. NicLeòid is a lovely asymmetric top with lace panels along the sleeves. The lace panels are worked first individually. Stitches along the long edges are then picked up before to knit the sleeves and the yoke flat. Once the sleeves are seamed together, the body is worked in the round from the under arm onward. The lo-hi hem is shaped with short rows but can easily be replaced by a straight hem for a more classic look.
Dani Sunshine just released Marv, a lovely hooded jumper, sized from 1 to 10 years old. Knit in the round, from top to bottom you’ll need three different shades of DK weight to complete the project. On the sample shown on the photos, Dani used a mix of semi-solid and speckled yarns to create awesome looking stripes. To reproduce similar effect, we would suggest you to use the Hedgehog Fibers Merino DK. However if like most kids your child is likely to stain his jumper in the hour after he put it on, you might prefer using a yarn that is machine washable like the Yarn Stories – Fine Merino DK.
Although we’re now fully into Spring, no doubt there are still few cold days waiting for us on our way toward summer. So it is not too late yet to knit yourself light cowls and hats! Designed by Andrea Mowry, Across the Pound is knitted in the round and features an interesting mosaic colour-work balanced with a plain section with eyelets. De Rerum Natura – Ulysse and the Uncommon Thread – Everyday Sport would be perfect for that project.
Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!