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Three Beautiful Spring Knits to Inspire You

Talamh

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

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.

 

Dark Pearl

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.

 

Adrift

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.

Competition winners!

Thank you everyone who entered my competition over the last few weeks.  Both of my sons chose random numbers and to select my prize winners and here there are:

First prize (Four Elements pdf and yarn) went to Owlmania, I have your email address so I’ll go and send the booklet pdf immediately to you.

Next price (Four Elements pdf) went to Suzanne Maughan which will go straight out to you!

The discounted booklet price will remain until the 1st of November (the start of our KAL) and I hope to have individual pattern pdfs up for sale also for Talamh, Gaoth and Uisce in the next few weeks.  They’ll be at my usual pattern price of €5.95.

Now for the winner of our Four Season KAL….it was overwhelmingly for Talamh.  I’m delighted about this as it is fun to knit and easy to wear!  Come over to my Stolen Stitches Group in Ravelry for lots of support, happy knitting.