Knitscene Spring’s Ravelry Top 5

If I knit for it, will spring come? I think it’s worth a shot! I’m tired of pants, puffy jackets, and brisk walks to the car only to sit in a freezing cold seat. Working on knitscene Spring 2019 has been a welcome reprieve from dreary winter weather. This issue is full of bright colors, beautiful lace, and smart layering pieces. And for quite possibly the first time ever, the top five knitscene Spring knitting patterns are all projects I’ve considered knitting myself!

5. Runway Top by Vanessa Ewing

With a striking chevron pattern that mimics airport runway signage, the Runway Top is both vacation-and work-ready. This top is worked in two pieces from the bottom up and seamed. Simply select two of your favorite Mechita colors and prepare for a fun project.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 36½ (40½, 44½, 48½, 52½)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 36½”; modeled with ½“ of negative ease.

Yarn (affiliate link) Malabrigo Yarn Mechita (100% superwash merino wool; 420 yd (384 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): #83 water green (light green; MC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #880 hojas (dark green; CC), 2 skeins.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir). Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions (affiliate links) Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 32 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Chevron patt on larger needle.


4. Bi-Wing Cardigan by Emily Ringelman

The Bi-Wing Cardigan’s bias-knit pockets mimic the struts from classic biplanes and add a youthful element to this classic cardigan. The body is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed, then stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and worked in the round.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size 37 (40, 44, 48, 52)“ circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 37”; modeled with 2” of positive ease.

Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Lascaux Worsted (75% Punta Arenas wool, 25% Manx Loaghtan wool; 220 yd (201 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): forever in blue jeans, 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle; seven 11/16” buttons.

Gauge 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st.


3. Headwind Shawl by Jennifer Miller

The Headwind Shawl features a unique modular construction to create a shape reminiscent of a swirling gust. This shawl is composed of eight equilateral triangles; each triangle is worked in the round from the outside edge to center while being joined to the preceding triangle.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 0

Finished Size 66” wide and 20” tall.

Yarn Jagger Spun Zephyr 2/18 Lace (50% merino wool, 50% tussah silk; 560 yd (512 m)/1¾ oz (50 g)): teal (MC), 2 skeins; chrome (CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16” and 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 14 sts and 26 rnds = 4” in Mesh Lace patt.


2. Whirlwind Top by Amy Gunderson

The Whirlwind Top is all about relaxation and mindfulness—focus on your breathing while this top (almost) knits itself. It’s worked in the round from the top down and features a simple lace pattern at the hem and raglan armholes, making it a wonderful travel project.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 32 (36¼, 40½, 44¾, 48, 52¼)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 36¼”; modeled with 6¼“ of positive ease.

Yarn Fibra Natura Unity (36% wool, 28% cotton, 18% linen, 18% bamboo; 262 yd (240 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): #108 silver blue, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) balls. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” and 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 19 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st; 16 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Lace patt.


1. First Class Hoodie by Cheryl Toy

The First Class Hoodie is an everyday piece that layers nicely over a T-shirt, jeans, or even leggings. An elegantly simple eyelet rib pattern features prominently and provides some knitting intrigue, and the hood, a beautiful and practical addition, is attached with a three-needle bind-off.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 38”; modeled with 3” of positive ease.

Yarn (affiliate link) Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino (100% superwash merino wool; 220 yd (201 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): #69 golden palm, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 14) balls.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 4 (3.5 mm): two 32” circulars and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle; 24 sts and 36 rows = 4” in Eyelet Rib patt on smaller needle.

A love for all things air, travel, and knitwear inspires the Spring 2019 issue of knitscene—an exciting edition with projects geared toward adventurous, stylish knitters like you.

Our jetsetter story features seven chic and practical projects that are sure to improve your travel experience. Discover nine great layering and statement pieces to wear on and off the plane in our lace story. And if you find yourself in a bind, we have some suggestions for utilizing found objects to replace missing notions. You can find the issue here.

(Photos by Nathan Rega, Harper Point Photography)


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