Your Top 3 Ravelry Picks from Interweave Knits Summer 2018

We tried something a little different for Interweave Knits Summer 2018: we tapped into the cultural history, textiles, and hues of the American Southwest for both all-season and breezy summer knits. Our designers fully embraced the theme, creating stunning garments and accessories that have us itching to cast on.

My personal favorite from this issue is our cover project, the Tucson Pullover by Jesie Ostermiller. This sweater’s innovative take on the traditional circular yoke has several Interweave staff members asking for knitting lessons.

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Made in Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Passion 8, the unconventional colorways and Southwestern-inspired motifs make this pullover stand out from the rest. Currently, the Tucson Pullover is just shy of our #3 project on Ravlery, and in my opinion, it deserved an honorable mention.

So without further ado, here are your top 3 Ravelry favorites from Interweave Knits Summer 2018!

1. Arizona Tee by Amy Gunderson

YARN | Fibra Natura Flax Lace, distributed by Universal Yarn

Summer knits and lace are practically synonymous in most knitters’ minds. Add modern lace motifs, a caftan-esque amount of ease, and breathable plant-fiber yarn, and you’ve got the runaway hit of this issue: the Arizona Tee by all-star designer Amy Gunderson.

This “tee” (for lack of a better word) is a versatile summer layering piece; it’s a swimsuit cover-up, an elegant layer over a flowing sundress, or a bold fashion statement when worn over a sexy bralette and shorts.

2. Whitehorn Shawl by Courtney Spainhower

YARN | The Fibre Co. Cumbria

With its easy slip-stitch colorwork, simple shaping, and twisty Latvian braid accents that add a little knitting challenge, the Whitehorn Shawl is both a fun and fast summer knit. This shawl is perfect for chilly nights or viciously air-conditioned offices, and it’s just waiting to be on scarf duty when the weather shifts this fall.

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Pro tip: Use The Fibre Co. Cumbria and you’ll have enough yarn left over to make another shawl—just switch around the colors!

3. Bent’s Fort Cardigan by Sue Gleave

YARN | Brown Sheep Company Prairie Spun DK

Slip-stitch colorwork is a key technique in this issue of Knits, and it’s put to great use in this project. Bent’s Fort Cardigan features an allover art deco-esque slip-stitch pattern that’s balanced by cushy honeycomb cables at the hem, collars, and cuffs. The waterfall fronts of this cardigan show both the gorgeous right side and interesting wrong side of the fabric.

This cardigan is made in soft and springy Prairie Spun DK from the Brown Sheep Company. The Great Plains–inspired colors provide a plethora of options for this modern, wearable piece.

What design from this issue has you ready to cast on? Let us know in the comments. Cheers to summer knits!

With love,
Meghan Babin

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