Your Top 3 Ravelry Faves from Interweave Knits Summer 2019
It’s easy to see that Interweave Knits Summer 2019 is a hit with the Ravelry crowd. Signature stitch motifs reign supreme, and it looks like you are down for some eye-catching colorwork, as well! Let’s count down the top three favorite Ravelry projects thus far, and let it be said that Knits has a keen eye for captivating summer style.
3. Grand Junction Shawl by Emily Wood
When designer Emily Wood surfaces in our pages, it’s hard not to get excited. Her Cadencia Poncho from Interweave Knits Summer 2018 had Editor Sarah Rothberg swooning, “The color, cables, dropped stitches, and fringe made me weak…” Pretty high praise for a poncho!
With the Grand Junction shawl, Wood gives us another reason to swoon. A combination of stockinette, garter stitch, and mosaic colorwork rows sing in a variety of bold colors. It’s a trendy, cute accessory to wear on a chilly night outdoors. This asymmetrical shawl is worked from one point and increased to the opposite long edge.
2. Laguna Pullover by Irina Anikeeva
Designer Irina Anikeeva’s has proven her mettle at summer designs multiple times over. Our memories of the summer 2018 issue of knitscene include her Boardwalk Top, a piece that brags both versatility and wearability. With the Laguna Pullover, it is clear she has her eye on classic, year-round wear.
This Knits cover project features a half-brioche stitch pattern at the body edge and cuffs on the three-quarter sleeves. The body is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately; the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down. Which color of the Purl Soho Mulberry Merino will you choose?
1. Kalaloch Pullover by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Editor Hannah Baker had it right when she referred to this issue as, “bringing the beachside, inside.” The Kalaloch Pullover is a perfect example of that aesthetic. Relaxed, breathable, and comfortable, the body and sleeves are worked in the round from the bottom up to the yoke, then the pieces are joined for working the circular yoke. Once complete, you will reach for this garment time and again, and take the wearing of it far beyond cool summer nights.
Out of the 20 projects featured in Interweave Knits Summer 2019, these three have risen to the top on Ravelry. The challenge is, there are 17 other projects to choose from in this timeless issue! Socks, accessories, AND garments? Look no further for beautiful summer stitching options.