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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cast on for Springtime Knitting

If you're casting about (pun intended) for something to knit for the Spring/Summer season, search no more.  I've designed two garments for Tahki Stacy Charles that are easy to knit and very wearable. The patterns are available in booklets (available at your local yarn store and online) or individually on Ravelry.

photo credit: © Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc.
In the Tahki Yarns, Boardwalk, Spring/Summer Collection 2017 my design made the back cover! I'm a cover girl, can't you see the resemblance?

Spring Lake Hi-Lo Pullover in MALIBU. "The textured stitch is not the only interesting part of this pullover: it also sports an on-trend hi-lo hem and three-quarter sleeves." The sweater is knit flat in pieces and seamed.

  I really enjoyed knitting this top, the pattern easy to remember without looking at the pattern (really). So much so, that I am nearly finished knitting my own.
Malibu yarn is a soft cotton tape yarn in a wide color range of summer shades. The yarn has a really nice dry feel to it.

© Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc.

My second design is in the Stacy Charles Fine Yarns, One Christopher, Spring/Summer 2017 booklet.

© Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc.
"The Bedford Top is made from an elongated garter stitch, which creates the open stripes in this layering garment. Silk yarn Stella gives this top a luxurious drape." The top is knit in the round in one piece to the armholes, then the front and back are worked separately and joined at the shoulders with a 3-needle bind off. On US #11 needles, this is a very quick knit.

Stella is a "luxurious blend of silk and lurex metallic that has a subtle shimmer". The colors vary from sophisticated metallics to bold colors.

What will you cast on for?

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