Quiet Spring: Love of Knitting Spring 2017

Breezy-Lace-Tee

Breezy Lace Tee by Kristen TenDyke

When you’re tired of gray skies, bust out some pale blue yarn and knit a classic lace tee. Its roomy fit and deep ribbing around the waist and scoop neck make it super comfortable for layering.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 31.5 (3.5, 37.5, 40.5, 43.5, 46.5, 49.5, 52.5)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 37.5″; modeled with 3½ ” of positive ease.
Yarn O-Wool O-Wash Fingering (100% machine washable certified organic merino; 428 yd [391 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): springhouse, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Size 2 (2.75 mm): 32″ cir.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4″ in Lace Rib patt on larger needle.

Notes The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the neck, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately back and forth.

Spring-Henley

Spring Henley by Melissa Leapman

What could be more comfortable than a textured Henley in a soft yarn? This roomy unisex design is perfect for casual days.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 39.5 (44, 48.5, 53.5, 58, 62.5)” chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 44″; modeled with 4″ of positive ease.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fleece (80% pima cotton, 20% merino wool; 215 yd [197 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #CW825 truffle, 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; removable marker; tapestry needle; four 7/8” buttons.

Gauge 21 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in charted patt on larger needles.

Notes This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.

Holmes-Shawl

Holmes Shawl by Sierra Morningstar

Inspired by a topographical map, this shawl features concentric triangles made in textured stitches. Its muted color and versatile size suit many different looks, whether you wear it with the point in back or in front.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 70″ wingspan and 22.5″ tall.

Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash merino wool; 225 yd [206 m]/4 oz [114 g]): #43NS sage, 3 skeins.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24″ circular.

Notions Marker; tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 24 rnds = 4″ in St st.

Notes This shawl is worked back and forth in rows.

Planting-Cardigan

Planting Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke

Layer in style with this cotton cardi—its fronts will add warmth without covering up whatever you wear beneath it. Eyelets and garter stitch add lovely accents to cuffs, waist, and front edges. You’ll enjoy working it from the top down in Kristen’s signature seamless style. Plus you can try it on as you go to adjust sleeve and body length to your liking.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 16.5 (18.25, 20, 21.75, 23.5, 25.25, 26.75)” wide across back.

Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Skinny Cotton (100% organic cotton; 150 yd [137 m]/2.25 oz [65 g]): #30 birch, 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins. Yarn distributed by Blue Sky Fibers.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular and set of double-pointed.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 21 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles.

Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth in rows from the top down. The right front shoulder is worked first, then stitches for the back shoulder are picked up along the front shoulder, then the left shoulder is worked similarly. The two pieces are joined across the back and stitches for the sleeve caps are picked up along the edges. The body is worked back and forth in rows. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

Tuscan-Wrap-Cardi

Tuscany Wrap-Cardi by Vanessa Ewing

Light-as-air yarn and a shaped crossover front make this drapey cardigan perfect for spring weather. Worked from provisional stitches picked up at the center back, “afterthought” sleeves make this cardigan completely seamless. Close it with a shawl stick or round brooch.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 18 (20, 22, 24, 26)” back width from center of underarm to center of underarm. Cardigan shown measures 20″; modeled on a 34″ bust.

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Tuscan Aire (90% merino, 10% nylon; 163 yd [148 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): #09 camel heather, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) balls.

Needles Size 10½ (6.5 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn).

Notions Marker; waste yarn; size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 23 rows = 4″ in St st.

Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth in rows from side to side. It begins with a provisional cast-on and is worked from the center back to the fronts. The sleeves are worked using the afterthought method from the top down.