Spring and summer knitting often get the short schrift in favor of the warm winter woolies. The modern yarn landscape offers a vast collection of fibers and luckily, some amazing designs for those knitters who are willing to pick up the needles in the warmer months… My trip to WEBS last month was just the opportunity that I needed to stock up on some summer yarns and new patterns. I now have spring cardigans on my mind…
I guess I just can’t get enough of Berroco. I am thrilled with their designs over the last few years and their yarn selection and colorways are just right. The Jingu cardi above really caught my eye because it is so wearable – casual, but could be dressed up easily. I am planning to add some wooden beads to the drawstring neck (although I love the whimsical color felt balls too!) I chose the heathery light blue of the Vintage DK yarn that the pattern uses.
Nespelem is from Norah Gaughan’s collection Vol. 8 and also has some great details that make the cardigan so attractive. It is a classic style with signature “Norah” natural elements – the wave of the collar looks like an ocean wave or ripple. It is just too perfect. I picked up the Berroco Pure Pima in this salmon colorway. This yarn has a beautiful sheen, and I can’t wait to cast on.
Do you have some summer knitting plans?
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