Last week I talked about the many new and beautiful shawl patterns that were out. When spring and summer are near, knitting preferences often switch to shawls, socks, and light sweater patterns. Shawls are light and lacy. Spring and summer sweaters are often lighter, airier, short sleeved, or no sleeved. And socks are the perfect small items to knit while staying cool. With this in mind, here are some perfect pattern picks for the season:
- Reciprocity by Susanna IC is a great example of a light and airy lace shawl that is perfect for spring and summer. This pattern is part of the Louet North America Colinton 2015 Collection which includes seven other beautiful spring and summer patterns.
- Canadian designer Andrea Rangel just released Vicia which a beautiful half-circle lace shawl designed in a bold blue. It is only available through the Verb for Keeping Warm Pro Verbial Club right now but will be available for download on Ravelry in October.
- Mary Annarella, who designs gorgeous sweater patterns has just released this beautiful shawl pattern: Present Tenses. This elegant shawl seems easy to knit and is available for 40% off until tomorrow!
- I love the cable detail used in Leah B. Thibault‘s Barbe Socks. These are toe-up socks, something I still haven’t tried. I think this might the perfect pattern to get me started!
- I also love a great cable and lace combination and Anisun by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud is a sock pattern with just that. This is a top-down pattern that looks like a really fun spring project.
- Lee Meredith has a great sweater pattern out called Lopes. This versatile wrap cardigan can also be worn as a skirt. Yes, really! You must check it out. It’s very cool!
- And finally, if you are looking for more spring knits, take a look at the May issue of Let’s Knit Magazine. Patterns are shown here on Ravelry. I love Rachel Coopey’s Lavender Twist socks and Lynne Rowe’s Wild Narcissus shawl.
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