Your Favorite Interweave Spring Knitting Patterns from 2018
Knitters like you know what they want this spring, if your Ravelry favorites this season are any indicator! The name of the game is relaxed-fitting garments with lots of tailored details and rich texture. These six spring knitting patterns, your top two picks from each of Interweave’s spring issues, are wonderful examples.
Some feature lace, some are covered in cables, and others are textured all over with stitchwork that is sure to catch the eye. Some make use of rich, saturated colors to welcome spring, while others are knitted in subdued neutrals to blend in seamlessly with your existing wardrobe. All are simply lovely, and sure to flatter a variety of body types.
Will one of these patterns make it to the top of your queue this spring?
Provence Wrap Sweater by Karin Wilmoth
I was so glad to see this design rise to the top of your Ravelry picks for knitscene Spring 2018—it’s my favorite, too! A wrap silhouette is always so flattering, especially with a lovely v-neck as seen here. The fabric has excellent drape, a charming thermal-like stitch pattern, and lightweight warmth, making the Provence Wrap Sweater essentially a hug in knitwear form.
Finished Size 34.5 (38.5, 43.5, 47.5, 51, 55)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38.5”; modeled with 6.25” of positive ease.
Yarn Queensland Collection United (55% lambswool, 45% cotton; 251 yd / 1.75 oz): #2 dove, 6 (7, 8, 9, 11, 12) balls. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.
Notes This pullover is worked back and forth from the top down in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Cotswolds Sweater by Laura Hulslander
This unexpected pullover was designed by a member of the Interweave editorial team, project editor Laura Hulslander. As a result, everyone at Interweave headquarters was excited to see the positive response the Cotswolds Sweater received on Ravelry. Not that we were surprised! The geometric lace pattern on the back is so lovely, reminiscent of tilework and fitting beautifully into the raglan shaping.
Finished Size 33.5 (37.5, 42.25, 46.25, 50.5, 54.5, 58.5)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 42.25”; modeled with 10” of positive ease.
Yarn HiKoo Kenzie (50% New Zealand merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noils; 160 yd / 1.75 oz): #1008 kale, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls. Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Notes The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm. The sleeves are worked separately in the round, then the sleeves and body are joined to work the raglan yoke.
Evergreen Mountain Pullover by Bonnie Sennott
If you’re fairly confident with simple lace patterns and are ready to try out your skills in an easy garment pattern, the Evergreen Mountain Pullover is your friend. You’ll have the textural lace chart memorized in no time, making this a satisfying knit that will go relatively quickly. After you sew your side and shoulder seams, you’ll pick up and knit that luxurious thick ribbing at the neck and work your simple drop-shoulder stockinette sleeves in the round down to the cozy cuffs.
Finished Size 31 (36.5, 42, 47.5, 53)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 36.5”; modeled with 2.5” of positive ease.
Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted (100% fine highland wool; 123 yd / 1.75 oz): #1306 wild thyme, 9 (10, 12, 13, 15) skeins.
Notes The front and back of this pullover are worked separately from the bottom up. After blocking, the side and shoulder seams are sewn. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.
Clear Creek Cardigan by Sarah Solomon
A master class for those who love intricate cables and polished finishing, Sarah Solomon has outdone herself with this generous cardigan knitting pattern. The Clear Creek Cardigan  is a spring knitting pattern for those who want to wind up with a show-stopping, heirloom garment that will be treasured for decades . . . and who want to savor every detail on the way to getting there!
Finished Size 39.75 (43, 46, 49.25, 52.75, 55.75)“ bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 43”, modeled with 9” of positive ease.
Yarn Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% superfine alpaca, 50% Peruvian wool; 215 yd / 3.5 oz): #6214 steel cut oats, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.
Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth from the bottom up in pieces and seamed.
Moonflower Dolman by Kiri FitzGerald
Working side to side makes this lovely pullover a little bit of something different this spring, and allows you to get lovely stripes of lace that span from shoulder to shoulder. Garter ridges on the dolman sleeves lend the Moonflower Dolman a relaxed quality, inviting you to push up your sleeves and feel the cool spring air on your skin.
Finished Size 37 (41, 45, 47.5, 51.5)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 37”; modeled with 3.5” of positive ease.
Yarn Swans Island All American Collection Worsted (75% Rambouillet wool, 25% alpaca; 210 yd / 2.75 oz): lichen, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.
Notes This pullover is worked in two pieces sideways from top of sleeve to top of sleeve. The front and back are sewn together and the neckband, lower rib, and sleeves are picked up and worked in the round.
Clematis Cardigan by Sarah Solomon
In my opinion, the Clematis Cardigan is perfect for spring. It’s relaxed enough to layer over just about anything from dresses to a light sweater, and yet the tailored, set-in sleeves make for a nice fit across the shoulders. The beautiful textural cables call to mind spreading vines making their forays into the world as the weather warms, while the cozy front bands and cuffs are there to guard against spring breezes.
Finished Size 34 (37, 40.5, 43.5, 47, 50)“ bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 34”; modeled with zero ease.
Yarn O-Wool Balance (50% certified organic merino wool, 50% certified organic cotton; 130 yd / 1.75 oz): igneous, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 13) skeins.
Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.
All six of these spring knitting patterns have made it into my personal queue. If I don’t tackle them all this spring, (that would be ambitious, but oh so much fun!) I will absolutely come back to them in future years when I’m looking for gorgeous yet relaxed spring designs that are easy to wear and layer.
What about you? Is one of these patterns calling your name as the weather warms? Let me know what your favorite is—or if I missed your favorite from this spring—in the comments!
Yours in Stitches,