The promise of spring!

The Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet is filled with transitional garments to crochet and wear as you shed the layers that helped ward off the bone-chilling polar vortex.

Zelda Cloche by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Buttercream Shawl by Annette Petavy



Garden Dress by Kristin Omdahl

The Zelda Cloche and Canary Wrap are good places to start. You’ll find them in our Cat’s Meow story, a jaunt back to the days of speakeasies and easy speakers. Evocative of the twenties and thirties, these projects move easily into the twenty-first century. Take a twirl in socks by Vicki Brown or step out in Anniken Allis’s Vilma Waistcoat. Make a batch of Clara Bows and put them on everything.

The garments in the Ribbons of Lace section glide on over long-sleeve shirts at the start of spring, and then look just as fabulous over camis as we move toward summer. The Lotus Sweater, a loose folded-front sweater worked in an all-over shell pattern, is perfect for warm days that turn cool. The more fitted Filigree Shell has a mostly solid stitch body with a delicate lace pattern at neckline and hem. The Lady Grey Tunic strikes a balance between these two: A loose-fitting sweater with elbow-length sleeves that is flattering on many figures. The Mentha Cardigan is a light cap-sleeve three-button layer that transforms a basic shirt into a snappy outfit. And the Buttercream Shawl is always right with everything. The linen keeps it earthy, while the mohair dresses it up, making it work with both dresses and jeans. All of the projects are engaging for a range of crocheters. You’ll also find two projects for girls: a sweet Tucked Top by Nirmal Kaur Khalsa and Kristin Omdahl’s mod, lacy Garden Dress.

And in The Earth Stirs section, you’ll find a handful of projects that let you explore the texture of crochet: a Tunisian solid stitch and a Tunisian lace stitch, as well as the marvelous asymmetrical Convergence Top by Linda Skuja featured on the cover.

However you welcome spring, this issue will let you do it in style.