Spring Sweater Knitting

Remember when I said that I only wanted to knit sweaters out of dk or worsted-weight yarn? Or even chunky? Well, never say never, my friends, because now it’s spring, and my thoughts are turning lightly to thoughts of fingering. Especially because summer has been very slow in coming here in Wisconsin, and I am still sporting jeans and a long-sleeved shirt right now… I’m even wearing wool socks!

With two little guys now, we spend a lot of time watching Little League games, and the field’s high, flat location means it’s always windier and chillier there than most places in town. So, a nice, light, fingering wool sweater strikes me as the perfect thing for this time of year!

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My spring sweater pick: 5200K, by Suvi Simola. The clean, simple lines look great on everyone who’s knit it, and I’m using one of my gradients for the yoke. I kind of fell in love with this color. 🙂

For my next sweater:

A couple of days ago, one of my favorite design teams, Tincanknits, paired up with one of my favorite indy dyers, Sweetgeorgia Yarns, to release the elegant, simple, lacy, pretty much perfect spring sweater, Raindrops. Looking at the design intrigued me so much that I checked out all of their other patterns and found what looks like the perfect warm-weather sweater; laceweight, beautiful neckline detail: Bonny. Can’t wait to keep on knitting and be able to wear these!

 

 

 

Corrina Shawl Pattern Release and KAL

ImageThe Corrina Shawl pattern is now available, and will kick off this year’s Summer of Shawls KAL! Last year, we had a wonderful group of knitters participating, and some fun prizes, so I hope you’ll join the party. We’ll have three newly-released shawls, one each for June, July and August.

The Corrina Shawl was created for the Knitcircus All Wrapped Up Yarn Club, to use one skein of fingering-weight handpainted yarn, approximately 420 yards. It would be a perfect stashbuster for a subtle or not-so-subtle handpaint. The constant increases for the crescent shape minimize color pooling, and the simple dropped-stitch lace pattern makes it fun and achievable.

ImageWant this shawl, in these colors? There’s a limited number of Corrina Kits available in the Knitcircus Yarns shop! Kits include a printed pattern in plastic sleeve, a skein of Pixie Dust yarn in the Andromeda colorway shown, and a mini-skein of Knitcircus Aerialist yarn, just for fun.

The shawl was knit in Knitcircus Pixie Dust fingering, USA-made superwash wool/silk/nylon combo, so you can choose any Pixie Dust skein from the shop for a similar subtle glittery effect, or use any fingering-weight stash yarn you’ve been saving for something fun.

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Please do join the fun in the Corrina Shawl Knit Along Group on Ravelry, where we’ll have prizes and surprises throughout the KAL!

The Knitalong runs from June 1 to July 15th, plenty of time for this one-skein shawl (maybe even one for you and one for a friend…)

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