A few days ago, a friend of mine in New York State worried that he might not appreciate his upcoming trip to the Florida Keys because it was still so warm where he was. Today, it’s snowing there. I think it’s safe to say that sweater weather has settled in.
Today we present the Ambling Cardigan. Ambling, because this would be the perfect thing for a relaxed stroll just after the frost has burned off in the morning. Deluxe Worsted Tweed Superwash gives it a rustic look in keeping with that feeling of outdoors in Autumn.
For the record, we have swatched this yarn here in the office, thrown it in the washing machine and dryer, and had it come out just fine with its tweedy bits intact.
This cardigan is sized from XS to 3X. The body is worked in one piece from the bottom up, and is then separated for raglan shaping. Sleeves are worked flat.
We hope you find time to crunch through some leaves this weekend.
…but our week of Major is drawing to a close. Don’t worry, though – we’ve already got more designs in the works. There’s a poncho that I’m just dying to try out, plus – well, you’ll see. But for today, we share this sweet little 1-2 ball hooded baby cardi.
Work the fronts and the hood in one piece side to side. Then work the sleeves and attach, make the lower hem, and add a crochet edge and three little loops to accommodate your cutest buttons. There’s an included schematic to show you how the whole thing folds together. It’s a quick and cute pattern without a lot of frills. Let the yarn do the work while you take the praise.
We’d love to hear – what kind of things would you like to see in this self-striping bulky yarn? We’ve got some ideas in the works, but there’s always room for more!
This pattern comes to us from our Mexican distributor, Rebecca Pick. In their magazine, they featured an absolutely stunning crochet design in Whisper Lace (440yds/50g) designed by Ángeles Uribe Salinas. Rebecca Pick graciously shared it with us, and now we get to share it with you!
This beautiful cardi is made of strips of delicate fan lace. They’re joined as you go, with the bottom of the strips left loose to fall freely. Can’t you imagine twirling around in this and seeing the little butterflies of lace fly?
The lace is written and charted, and a schematic is included for assembly. We love how the multi-colored yarn works up into individual fans for a delicate and unique look. This is a great skill showcase.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy crafting!
Feather and Fan is a classic for a reason. It gives motion and texture to an otherwise plain knit. And in this pattern, the addition of a few well-placed increases gives shape to a lovely cardi.
We’ve chosen Lumen (134yds/50g) for this design because its blend of fibers goes well with open lace to create a great warm-weather piece. A mix of matte cotton and shiny viscose sections gives this garment a little extra shine to take it to the next level.
We hope you have an uneventful Friday the 13th, and a great weekend!
This is a great light sweater for Spring in a lovely lightweight yarn. Uptown DK (273yds/100g) is 100% anti-pilling machine washable acrylic. Even if you’re a fiber snob, as I confess I sometimes am, you’ll be surprised by just how pleasant it is to work with, and just how nicely it knits up.
This cardi is traditionally constructed, knit in pieces from the bottom up. The collar and button band are picked up and knitted after finishing the garment. The Little Swirl and Big Swirl lace repeats are both written and charted.
We love this sweet piece, perfect for the cusp of the changing seasons. We hope you do too.
More snow’s in the forecast – could you use a little knitspiration?
Our snow is over (for now) on the Eastern Seaboard, but there’s a blizzard forecast for the Midwest. I love snow, but I’m sure most folks have had enough of it.
We feature Red Birds in Snow because it’s a nice nod to our state bird here in North Carolina, the cardinal, which gives a lovely burst of color to the monochrome landscape. I also love it because it’s a good reminder that noticing the things around us is a good antidote to the winter doldrums. Seeing something so bright in an otherwise gray day can snap the world back into focus.