Great projects that transition into spring with light and lovely yarns…
On the next nice day, grab a copy, find a porch, a park bench, or a sunny window, and start planning what you’ll knit as the days get warmer! Check out: Love of Knitting Summer 2017, Knit Wear - Spring 2017, Knitsimple Spring/Summer 2017, Knitscene Summer 2017
Love of Knitting just keeps stepping up it’s game with approachable, stylish pieces designed for a range of skill levels and yarns. Here are a few of our favorites from this issue:
Nurturing Cardigan, by Kristen TenDyke, from her book No-Sew Knits. Knit in a standard DK gauge of 5 stitches to the inch on a size 6, try it in Cotton Fleece Yarn, Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn, Jo Sharp New Era Merino DK Superwash Yarn, or Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn.
Hiking Henley, by Melissa Leapman. A classy and comfy henley style t-shirt, also with plus size options. With a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch, most DK or light worsted yarns will look great.
Dakini Sweater, by Kristen TenDyke. A great design, with plus size options, perfect in your favorite sport weight yarn. Try it in Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette Yarn or
Swans Island Organic Merino Ecowash Sport Yarn.
Drop Stitch Stripes Pullover, by Jennifer Owens. The easy lace pattern created from dropped stitches lets a self-striping yarn like Cascade Ultra Pima Paints Cotton Yarn shine, and the sleek mercerized cotton is perfect as you get ready for summer.
Knit Wear - Spring 2017 is a seasonal showcase of the most current designs and styles in luxurious yarns.
Cambridge Poncho, by Andrea Babb, is knit in the extra luxurious Acadia by The Fibre Company Yarn.
The Park Slope Top, by Mary Anne Benedetto, would be stunning in the Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Fine Yarn, which has great yardage and would drape beautifully in this dolman shape.
The Falmouth Cardigan, by Kate Gagnon Osborn, is a boxy tweedy style that would go anywhere year-round. We’d try it in the Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn for plenty of softness and rustic tweed colors.
For those of you looking to advance your finishing techniques Knit.Wear also presents a great tutorial from Larissa Gibson, on the Chain Selvedge, which will give your pieces a nicely finished and versatile edge.
If you’re looking for more fun, bright and easy-to-make summer projects, knitsimple and knitscene both deliver! These issues are packed with quick to knit projects in fun warm-weather yarns.
A couple of cotton favorites from Knitsimple Spring/Summer 2017:
The Girl’s Jumper and Boy’s Overalls by Audrey Drysdale are easy and adorable in just garter and stockinette stitch. Both are in one of our favorite year-round yarns: Cotton Fleece Yarn is a washable, durable blend of 80% cotton, 20% merino.
Sandy Prosser’s pretty Pillow Trio looks great in a sleek cotton, like Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton Yarn.
Get ready for warm-weather knitting with these great spring magazines!
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- Cotton yarns
- Wool yarns
- Merino Wool yarns
- Fine weight yarns
- Super Fine weight yarns
- Alpaca yarns
- Medium weight yarns