The spring and summer issues of all your favorite knitting and crocheting magazines are hitting store shelves.
You could say they are popping up like flowers, if you were feeling cheesy. LOL
The Summer 2012 issue of Interweave Knits is full of lovely patterns for knitting and wearing in warmer weather.
First up is the “Flynn Cardigan” designed by Maria Leigh.
Textured stripes composed of stockinette stitch bands alternated with lace bands make up this easy wearing cardigan. Great for covering up if the air conditioner gets ambitious or to protect against a brisk evening breeze at the beach.
This cardigan is knit using Debbie Bliss Amalfi a 70% Cotton, 15% Viscose, 10% Linen, 5% Silk blend. There are six new colors this season. The sweater in the magazine is knit in color #32014 coral, 15 (16, 18, 20, 22) balls.
Stripes of color and lace jazz up the hem and collar of the Popsicle Dress designed by Nancy Eiseman.
This sleek dress is knit using the delicious Debbie Bliss Bella a 85% Cotton, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere blend, which combines all the qualities of softness and drape you’d want in a spring garment. Five new colors were added this season. The dress in the magazine is knit in color #16003 grey (MC), 10 (11, 12, 14, 15) balls; and #16007 orange (CC), 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) balls.
The Dawn Dress designed by Andrea Rangel has cables on the bodice and a flattering empire waist.
This dress is knit using Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy a 41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Modal blend that has summer written all over it. This season sees six new colors added to the pallet. The dress in the magazine is knit using color #04 white beach, 15 (18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 30) balls.
Knitscene Summer 2012
Speaking of Hempathy…if you don’t think you’ll finish the Dawn Dress in time to wear it this spring, check out the Clover Camisole from the Summer 2012 issue of Knitscene magazine.
Designed by Heather Zoppetti, this camisole calls for 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy in color #17 vivid green/
In addition to the pretty lace detail near the neckline, this top has an interesting lace panel on the side. You can see it in the extra pictures on the Knitting Daily website.