April Showers

April Showers

April Showers is an open-front cardigan full of swing and bounce. Inspired by Spring, the lower half mimics the underside of the season's ubiquitous umbrella. The built in i-cord edge complements the rolled edge on the front and sleeves, contrasting with the raw edge of the almost scalloped hem.

As this design was starting to percolate in the back of my mind, I found a local artist online by the name of Jessica McGhee. Her vulnerability and genuine honesty as she shared her journey spoke to me on a deeply personal level. The words and images she shared encouraged me to continue to pursue my dreams as she sought out her own. When I discovered her new mural had a Spring-like quality to it, I knew exactly where April Shower's pictures had to be taken. As we were wrapping up the photo shoot, Jessica herself showed up to put the finishing touches on the other end of the mural! It was lovely to have that moment of connection and to share a bit of my own experiences with her.

This pattern is 100% FREE and published in Knitty Spring + Summer 2018!




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Underline

Underline

Crisp laid lines, close set buildings, and twisting city traffic, this cardigan parallels them all. Reflected here is the industrial monotone that is always underlined in color. Bold lines of a newly striped street, pops of vibrancy in a flowered window box, these and more are echoed in the slash of color provided by the Underline ribbing.

Worsted weight and top down construction ensures this design will be a gratifying knit. Since the set in sleeves are worked in short rows without seaming, you’re done when you bind off! Pockets are optional but always encouraged. This cardigan is a beautiful fixture and carries you flawlessly through your days as life bustles around you.


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Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition

This transitional shrug bridges the juxtaposition of Summer and Fall. Ideal for that between space where it’s not quite time to put away the summer wear but not actually cool enough to pull out the beloved flannel. The DK weight shrug’s squishy texture stitch and deep ribbing provides the breathable warmth required for this in between season of life.



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