Springing Forward into Eco-Friendly Knits with knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018
Spring forward with the new issue of knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018. For this special issue we’ve focused on sustainability and eco-friendly yarns. We chose each yarn with care taking into consideration its impact on the environment and people.
This is the first time we’ve created an accompanying lookbook featuring additional photography for a better look at the modern and thoughtful knitwear in this issue. Keep reading to get a preview of a few of the designs selected to inspire your knitting and the next trip to your LYS.
Casual Elegance for a Resort Getaway
Flip to our “Sea Blue” story and find a casual but elegant collection of knits suitable for a resort getaway or a weekend getaway. Our cover project, the Weddell Top by Paula Pereira, is a top-down, deep raglan pullover with a high neck for an added touch of grace. The allover zigzag stitch and gentle striping mimics sand and sea waves. Check out Manos del Uruguay’s Serena to select your favorite shades and read about how their co-ops support the women in rural Uruguayan communities.
Keep it simple with the Timor Tee by Susanna IC—this straightforward top is made in 2 pieces from the top down with a simple lace stitch at the yoke. The tunic length of this top creates and long and refined silhouette. Try Dale Garn’s Pure Eco Baby Wool, a certified organic and sustainable wool milled in Italy, available in 18 desirable colors.
Flowering vines, swaying grasses, and the lush, new leaves of spring inspired our “Verdant Vines” story. In this collection, find cool spring tops and everyday wearable shawls made in eco-friendly fibers. The Clematis Cardigan by Sarah Solomon is a knitter-friendly and versatile design made in sustainable, organic O-Wool Balance. It’s the perfect office cardigan to keep on the back of your chair when the air conditioning starts blowing.
No collection of spring knits is complete without a few lacy shawls. The Wisteria Stole by Susanna IC hits the sweet spot between shawl and scarf. Made in Jaggerspun’s The Green Line, this eco-friendly yarn is soft enough to wear around your neck, and the color palette is extensive and rich. The lace charts are intuitive and easy to memorize, making it perfect for a sip-and-stitch night.
It’s daylight saving time, so when we turn our clocks ahead, we get an extra hour of outdoor knitting. Pick up the new issue of knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018 and enjoy the spring flowers outside and the earth-inspired, eco-friendly knitwear inside.