Knitting, knitting... and spring is here!

MORE KNITTING IDEAS FOR SPRING

Hi arachnids!

As you can see from the title, I don’t know how we suddenly from autumn to spring. Time passes quickly! Or maybe I want to forget about the cold winter…

Anyways, we woke up from our hibernation and started to stretch out to share with you the few things we made with our low energy this winter.

Spring knitting

Firstly, I would like to say that this post is the second part of our knitting special from last autumn, so now we have completed our autum/spring special that you were waiting for! (?). Because of this, you won’t find crochet patterns this time, but don’t worry! We have a lot of things, and some even finished to share with you on the next weeks.1

Wild & Free Shawl

 

Pattern

Let’s start with this shawl perfect to use as a light scarf or over the arms in not especially cool days.  This shawl idea came because I wanted to do stripes but not too much, because I like them as a detail but not all over the fabric. This project was perfect because it also had a lace part so I decided for a skein of Fyberspates Vivacious 4 ply in Copper Tones that I had in my stash from a previous project and another one in Sea Green. This yarn was so soft and light, but after I finished the color combination didn’t convince me enough.

The pattern was straightforward and simple and it used three things I’ve never done before: stripes, asymmetrical knitting and tassels. Being my first time, I think the stripes and tassels could have been better, so I will try again in the future (but at least the asymmetrical shape was ok!  :P).

Avalon Ballroom Scarf

 

Pattern

This scarf was love at first sight because I was wishing to knit a light scarf for spring days, preferably with dark colors.

This pattern was a big success because it’s really easy to follow, and the scarf is made basically repeating two different patterns in a specific order. Because of these repetitions the pattern allows you to relax but at the same time you need to be alert to make the repetitions in the right order. The scarf ends up looking more complex that it is in reality and that’s a great motivation to keep knitting!

What I liked the most was my choice of yarn and it became one of my favorite colors: 2 skeins of madelinetosh Tosh DK in Chicory. This yarn is really soft and the best part is this iridescent pewter color that I fell in love with.

Jaunty Skirt

Pattern

Another skirt for us, and this time I wanted to try high waist A-line skirt. But when I was halfway done I changed my mind and decided to do a regular waist skirt (at the hips). And because I didn’t plan this through, the skirt ended up being tighter that it should’ve been… So I probably will try again in the future.

For this project I used Sandnes Garn’s Alpaka Silke that I got in a mystery trip to a small yarn store hidden in a random shopping center in Fuengirola, called “Lanas de Noruega”. I used two skeins of the main color and half a skein of the other two. This mix of alpaca and silk has the softness and shine of the silk and the warmth and texture of the alpaca, and it comes in a wide variety of colors!

This winter’s challenge was to level up in knitting using the cold weather as an excuse and I think I made it! But now the sun is starting to shine and we’re readying our crochet hooks for future posts full of crochet patterns for sharing.

And I don’t want to be repetitive… but of course, you have to block all of these! If you don’t know how to do it, I have a quick tutorial here.

See you around!

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