The Summer Cardigan by Knitting Pure & Simple is the perfect summer sweater. Stacy put her own spin on this pattern. I think it turned out great. Light and airy. Playful. The increased rows of ribbing at the bottom give this a bit more shape. Can’t decide on which color? Use two and stripe it!
Stacy added more of her flair to it ~ starfish buttons. How gorgeous are these buttons! I want a bowl full of them just sitting there, glistening.
The yarn used is Lang, Divina, a modal/cotton/silk blend. This yarn is so very luscious, has an incredibly soft feel, and when worked up creates defined stitches.
What changes would you make to the pattern? Would you make it longer, add more of a sleeve, no buttons at all…? That is the beauty of our craft, the possibilities are limitless. The same pattern could turn out a 100 different variations.
Dawn finished her Anker’s Summer Shirt by PetiteKnit. She used Rowan, 85/15 Cotton Cashmere in Linen. Knit in size small using 3 balls this shirt knit up very fast. It was a no drama knit which we can all appreciate.
This shirt is a flattering design for any body and goes up to a 3XL. It has a lovely but rustic feel to it and looks great with jeans.
We started a KAL with Blue Sky Fibers this month. It’s called the Seven Sisters Top, and it is knit using the the Blue Sky Printed Organic Cotton (worsted). This is an easy fit top. The yarn is soft and squishy and the cotton fiber keeps it light for a summer day and thin enough to wear under a jacket on a cooler evening. Knit from the bottom up and in the round on size 10 circular needles make for a quick project. And the short sleeves keep you from getting stranded on sleeve island.
The KAL runs from April 1st ~ June 30th. Plenty of time to join us. We have been getting together on the Jitsi Meet site. I will post on Instagram and on the Classes/Events tab our meeting times.
There are 8 painted colors and 39 solids in the Organic Cotton (worsted). You will be sure to find a color to make one or three of these easy to wear summer tops. Pattern is include with the purchase of the yarn. 5 skeins will give you an XL. I’m always available to meet you at the shop for a pick up, help by phone, or email. We hope to see you online!