Around now I start dreaming of Spring knits that I can reach for on cold mornings. I still need that touch of wool to get me out the door and ready for the day ahead. So, for today’s blog post I thought we could take a look at three of my favourites:
Talamh is a timeless, textured cardigan from the Four Elements collection. The open lacework in the yoke creates an interesting fabric to look at and to knit. Talamh is knit from the top down in a light-weight yarn with some slight shaping for a flattering finish. This means that it is a perfect cardigan to fend off the cooler days and looks just as stunning with jeans or a dress.
When I knit for Spring or Summer, I like to have lace or openwork in the pattern and Dark Pearl ticks all of my boxes. The stocking stitch back and sleeves provide the comfort of relaxed knitting that will keep me warm while the elegant scalloped front adds a dramatic flair that is intriguing to knit. The cowl neckline allows this cardigan to look elegant while closed but also falls beautifully in a waterfall while open. Knit in a fingering weight yarn I know this cardigan is light yet warm and perfect for transition seasons.
As the warmer days of Summer start to roll in, I like to move to lace weights and Adrift is a beautiful cardigan that can be worn two ways. The long front panels allow this cardigan to fall elegantly to the side or to pin closed like a shawl when extra warmth is needed. This is also a pattern that allows the yarn to really shine as the stocking stitch would look beautiful in variegated/ semi-solid yarns as well as solids. The shape is perfect for pairing equally with dresses or vest tops in late Spring /Summer. The pattern also comes with both short sleeve and ¾ length sleeve options, so you can tailor this to suit your Summer season.
I hope I’ve inspired you to think about those Spring garments that help you get the most out of your knitted wardrobe. What are your favourites? Or have you knitted one of these cardigans? Let me know in the comments.
3 thoughts on “Three Beautiful Spring Knits to Inspire You”
Hi Carol : )
Funny you should ask us if we’ve knitted any of these…I JUST took Talamh off the blocking mat this very morning!! But I won’t tell you that I did it in pink, because I read on Instagram that you are not overly fond of “pastel pinks” lol :-) My first (and only) light pink cardi, but I love it!…and not to worry because I have just begun Capall Dubh in ….red! a color I never wear, but I’m so excited to be working with it!
By the way, I keep my patterns in a binder and I’ve had to buy a 2nd binder simply for Carol Feller patterns – so you have your own one now.
Sending cheers from BC, Canada!!
ps will post pics of Talamh (and also just finished Maenad which I adore!) onto Ravelry, on the first day the sun decides to make an appearance.
I’m actually completely in love with dusty rose colours but pastel pink looks terrible on me!
I’m so excited for spring knitting, too! All 3 of these are stunning, and look so beautiful on you.
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