Now that Spring is officially here, I’ve been looking around for inspiration for lightweight spring-like patterns. I’d like to share them with you.
My current favourite is called Spring Cloud – the shawl neck and the combination of mohair and merino make this top warm and floaty, just like a spring cloud. And the simpleness of the pattern will just make it fly off the needles.
Spring also means lace – the wide stitches trap air and keep you warmer than you think. Here are three patterns that have gone on to my ever-growing “To Do” list.
1. The Dahlia Cardigan – a perfect mix of floral but modern lace, flowing lines (it has a waterfall front) and ease of use.
2. Feminine Spring top – great to take you from office to party seamlessly.
3. I love this one as I like layered looks and this top would look fantastic over a polo neck or bikini – Stonecutter sweater
To ward off those chilly Spring winds here are two wraps that caught my eye.
1. The Clementine shawl with a clever narrowed tie at each end to keep the shawl in place when it’s windy without having to hold on.
2. The dramatic Shipwreck shawl. This shawl has so many wonderful textures linked to the sea that I just had to get this into my list although it has nothing to do with Spring.
And then of course there are the children. If mine were younger, I could just see the two of them in brightly coloured useful vests like these:
Finally, I just had to share this with you. You would never have thought that a mere six months ago I thought door wreaths were a little too twee for me. I now love them! They’re individual, fun and decorative without breaking the bank. You can make one to celebrate any occasion. And this Spring wreath has the added advantage, if any more were needed, that you could upcycle a scarf to make it. Love it!
As ever, my problem is lack of time. Hope you like some of these patterns.