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.
Love this breezy, casual short-sleeved cardi! And love the choice of Cotton Supreme DK Seaspray (100g/230yds) for it. It’s variegated but not wild, making it a perfect choice for those who want a balance of color and conservatism in their wardrobe.
Knit this cardi in pieces from the bottom up, starting with the contrasting band of reverse stockinette at the bottom. Work the raglan shaping, neck, and sleeves, then add the neck and sleeve edging and the button band. I like the way the color bands are staggered on the front – the asymmetry is interesting!
I’m not usually a pink person, but this might be nice with a band of 301 Carmine for the contrasting bit. There’s not really a wrong choice for this sweater.
Here’s hoping you cast on for something fun and exciting this weekend, just for you!
Is it just me, or is everybody having babies at once? I have two friends in their third trimester (hi, Cristi and Casey!) and several more whose baby bumps and adoption processes are well underway. So yes, this is a perfect moment to introduce a basic but beautiful garter stitch baby sweater. The fact that it uses machine-washable Bamboo Pop (292yds/100g) is icing on the cake.
It’s a good basic design that would work well for boys or girls and would be easy to personalize with some fun buttons.
I’d like to offer a word of advice as a parent. When you’re considering baby shower gifts, it may be tempting to want to make the smallest size and be done in a hurry. Consider making the next size up, or even the one beyond that. Babies grow fast, and you want your recipient to be able to enjoy your gift longer than a week. Since this pattern takes just two balls for all sizes, there’s no additional cost (besides your time) involved in making the 12-month size and having a gift that the baby will be wearing after all the other presents have been outgrown.