Your Favorite Eco-Friendly Designs from knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018

It finally feels like spring—the daffodils are poking out of the ground, asparagus is on sale at the market, and everyone’s demeanor has shifted from hunkered down to hopeful.

While we’re freshening up our garden beds and homes for the expected warm weather, we’re also choosing our next knitting projects for the spring season. We did a little investigating on Ravelry to see which eco-friendly designs in knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018 were resonating with you, and we couldn’t agree more with your choices. Let’s take a look at the three designs that are capturing your attention.

Moonflower Dolman by Kiri FitzGerald

YARN: Swans Island All American Collection Worsted

The Moonflower Dolman is an airy transitional layer—wear a long sleeve tee shirt underneath when the weather is still chilly, or wear it with a simple camisole to let the lacy, side-winding leaf motif breathe the spring breeze.

Take a look at Swans Island All American Collection Worsted to see their hand-dyed color palette of fourteen rich and beautiful hues. This eco-friendly, heather blend of American alpaca and Rambouillet takes dye differently, creating depth and complexity in each colorway.

Puget Tote by illitilli

YARN: Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton

The Puget Tote is polished and professional enough for the office but also makes for the ideal knitting tote or summer bag. This fully lined bag with internal pockets and snap closures will keep needles from poking through the fabric and your stuff easy to find. The architecture and thoughtful structure of the tote gives it enough stability for a laptop or tablet, and it stays upright when pulling from a skein while knitting.

This bag is made in Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton, a soft and strong U.S.-grown, eco-friendly cotton. Don’t let the name fool you—this yarn isn’t just for baby knits. Check out the website to find a range of natural colors as well as pinks and blues.

Portico Tank by Irina Anikeeva

YARN: Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Skinny

Although this tank is modeled with a silky, sheer blouse, it also works with bare arms and a skirt or a pair of shorts. The crisscross cut outs on the back let your skin breathe in the summer heat and add an interesting visual component to the design.

Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Skinny is 100% certified organic cotton with a gentle hand and light sheen. Blue Sky Fibers cottons are a go-to eco-friendly fiber; they are durable, have elasticity like an animal fiber, and are a pleasure to knit.

So what are your favorite designs from knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018? Are they on the list above, or do you have your eye on another? Let us know!

With love,
Meghan Babin

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