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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First Edition

First Edition

The gentle high low hem of First Edition dips perfectly in the back to wear with leggings, if pants feel like oppression on any given day. Cozy sleeves and a texture pattern echoing classic book end papers, the asymmetric neckline tops off the piece with a quirky touch of perfection.


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Etta

Etta

Usher in sweater weather with this perfect worsted weight cardigan. Let your imagination run wild with a large color palette, but don’t let five colors intimidate you, you can create your perfect cardigan in as few as two color choices. Short rows and colorblocking create the iconic shawl collar, while the sleeve length is perfect to carry you through the passage of fall into truly cold weather, and will even see you through the coldest season of them all: summer in your office.

Even though the color work looks complicated, don’t let it deter you, you only have one active color in each row making it perfect for the hesitant knitter who is dying to incorporate color work into their repertoire.


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