|Clockwise from top left: En Point Pullover; Leaf and Picot Cardigan; Heliotropic Pullover; Draped Vest
It snowed in Spokane yesterday! I was shocked, but in a very small way I welcomed the snow because it brought a bit of true sweater-knitting weather my way.
Today it's sunny, so it feels a little more natural to beckon spring with our Spring 2011 Interweave Knits galleries!
The spring issue is full of amazing sweater knitting patterns, as well as wraps, shawls, and information about how to knit them.
We picked three knitted sweaters and one vest to try on our models:
Our first sweater pattern is the En Pointe Pullover by Alice Tang. This pretty, feminine sweater/wrap combo is just lovely. It's light and sheer; the perfect springtime layer.
Laura Grutzeck's Leaf and Picot Cardigan is a beauty. The picot edging and the lace motif are perfectly matched in a design that you can wear closed or open. The bracelet-length sleeves are perfect for springtime, and depending on the yarn you choose, this knit sweater pattern could work for any season.
The Heliotropic Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark was the fan favorite knitted sweater. It was flattering on all of the models and one of our gallery gals, Dinah, ordered yarn for the Heliotropic about two hours after trying on the sample! This is a real wardrobe builder.
Carol Feller used a luscious yarn for her interesting Draped Vest: Mango Moon Dharma. It's a super-soft thick and thin yarn with loose-ish fibers here and there to ad visual interest. All of our models loved it—one member of our group ordered the yarn the following day and cast on the vest. We loved this design because it was versatile and flattering on many people.
We had so much fun with each beautiful sweater pattern; I hope the gallery inspires you to cast on a warm-weather knitting project!
Take a look at the galleries!
P.S. Do you have knitting buddies who would also love to explore these knit sweaters? Forward them this email so they can enjoy the Spring 2011 galleries too!