Happy first day of spring!
The last couple of weeks have been spent in the cold, cold (-20 degree Celsius) northern territories of Canada, working night shift in an office with no windows. Meaning that, I have barely seen the sun that whole time. Coming back to Vancouver, I was overjoyed to feel the sun on my face and go for long walks and runs outside.
All of this sun has me thinking about spring knitting and searching for patterns that would be perfect to wear in the springtime.
Lace, light colours, and shawls are all words that come to mind when I think of spring knitting.
Here are a few of my favourite patterns that (mostly) pair perfectly with the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having here in Vancouver.
Bolan by Leila Raabe
The Bolan tee is a beautiful and delicate top knit in Quince and Co.’s Sparrow fingering-weight yarn. It is knit sideways in four pieces. I love the look of the front and back seams in the center – it adds such an interesting and unique detail.
Baubles by Andrea Mowry
I just love Andrea Mowry’s latest design which features brioche lace, textured stitches, and … bobbles! I am a bit obsessed with the look of bobbles at the moment, but have yet to knit a pattern featuring bobbles. Perhaps this one could be it?
Praire Shawl by Caitlin Hunter
The Praire Shawl by Caitlin Hunter makes me dream of living on an alpaca farm and running through lavender fields with this rich orange coloured shawl. The setting for these photos is simply dreamy!
Kinton by Jennifer Kelley
I love this tee by Jennifer Kelley. It’s laid back but also elegant, with the lace back detail. Perfect to wear to a picnic.
Blushing Olive Socks by Abbye Dahl
The green and rose colour combo shown below combined with the lace roll down cuff make me think of tulips :).
Beachgrass Socks by Joji Locatelli
Joji’s Beachgrass Socks sigh with texture and simplicity. They are knit cuff-down and with a heel flap. The lace pattern would show off both a solid or speckled-striped yarn perfectly!
Seabed by Sylvia McFadden
Seabed is a beautiful laceweight hat worked in fingering weight yarn. Perfect to wear while beachcombing on a cool spring evening.
HazleWood by Bristol Ivy
The HazleWood looks like such a lovely and challenging (in a good way) knit to try! It features a beautiful shell-like motif along it’s border along with an impressive 10 foot wingspan!
Mare by Natasja Hornby
This stunning crescent shaped shawl designed by Natasja Hornby may not exactly fall into the category of ‘light and airy’, but I couldn’t help but include it. It’s worked using only slipped stitches, meaning that you don’t need to worry about handling two strands at once, and has the most beautiful patterned motif along the border.
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