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knit.wear Spring, Spring, SPRING!

Mar 18, 2014

It’s March! All this means is that the weather is toying with us as we slowly tip-toe toward the actual spring season. Winter is mostly past, but we have seen some beautifully sunny and warm days here in Colorado (with a few intermittent snowy days...it's confusing). The time has come to shift from knitting sweaters to warmer weather-friendly pieces. Fortunately we have the brand new issue of knit.wear to look to for inspiration. You certainly won't find any bulky winter sweaters in this issue!

knit.wear Spring/Summer is all about sophisticated pleats, unconventional collars, mesh and lace patterning, and compelling stripes. A few of my favorites from this issue are the Folded Lace Tank by Bristol Ivy, the Gusset Tunic by Alice Tang, the Zigzag Mesh Pullover by Carolyn Noyes, and the Chevron Mesh Scarf by Angela Tong.

Folded Lace Tank, Bristol Ivy

I love the A-line shape of this sleeveless top, and the touch of interest added by the pleat and lace patterning on the left side. It’s super wearable and lightweight, perfect for spring and summer with the always lovely Manos del Uruguay Serena. This seems like a good addition to any wardrobe, as it can be worn casually with jeans or spruced up with dress pants or a pencil skirt.

Gusset Tunic, Alice Tang

This is such an interesting piece from Alice Tang! What could be an ordinary tee becomes something special with the side gusset that creates an asymmetrical hem line and the curled collar. The slubbed Tahki Yarns Ripple gives it such an interesting, sort-of-bumpy texture. 

Zigzag Mesh Pullover, Carolyn Noyes

This is a sweater I can really picture in my wardrobe. The openwork of the zigzag mesh patterning looks like a great way to keep cool while still rocking the longer sleeves in warm weather. All of the details are gorgeous, from the allover zigzag mesh to the split hem and the neckline, and it looks so comfortable. Not to mention the amazing Spud & Chloë color!

Chevron Mesh Scarf, Angela Tong

This scarf by Angela Tong seems like a great accessory for any season. The open work keeps things airy and light for transeasonal times, and wrapping the scarf around a few times, given the soft Kollage Glisten, would definitely be beneficial at the beginning and end of the year when it’s colder. The chevron pattern and color alternations work perfectly together.

Keeping with knit.wear tradition, the designs in this issue are architecturally interesting and bold, making us rethink form and function in knitting. What are you favorite projects from the knit.wear Spring/Summer issue? 

As always, happy knitting to you!


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