Spring/Summer Sweater Patterns

I’ve got a rather large sweater design to finish this week, so of course I’m dreaming of new projects! It’s gotten pretty sticky here the last few days (for me, anyway – I have a tough time in the summer!), but that never deters me.

Need a little layer for those chilly movie theatres and offices? Want to knit a sweater but it’s too hot for a big one?! Here’s a roundup of some of my cardigan and shrug patterns that are great to knit and wear for spring and summer! Links go to Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern, no account necessary – but you should really sign up if for some reason you haven’t! It’s amazing!

Any of these patterns would be awesome in a non-wool or a blend, like cotton/wool, cotton/silk, linen/cotton…loads of possibilities! I still wear wool in the summer, just lighter, thinner ones.

Bellevue Cardigan, fingering weight
Bellevue Cardigan – worked bottom-up and seamless with set-in-style sleeves and a pretty lace edging. Available for fingering weight or worsted weight!

Sauble – I wear this one a ton, the lovely grey colour probably has something to do with that! Worked bottom-up with seamed set-in sleeves and an easy but beautiful ridge-and-knot stitch, in Cascade’s Heritage Silk. I’ll always think of Halifax when I wear it because I was knitting it while I was there.

Matcha – from my Afternoon Tea Volume One collection. I used Malabrigo Sock, which is such a pretty fingering weight yarn – and you only need 2-4 skeins! Matcha is worked in one piece from the back hem, over the shoulders and down the cascading fronts, with just two short seams to put it all together.

Markdale Cardigan
Markdale – how I love Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock! It’s so light and easy to wear even in the summer. Markdale is worked from the bottom up, has lace bands built in and short lacy sleeves.

Crestline Cardigan
Crestline Cardigan – my latest cardigan pattern, worked top down with short sleeves, lace, and twisted ribbing.

Winona with Twist Collective – top down raglan with a deep v-neck and hip flare. It’s one of my staples for when I’m travelling as I find it goes with nearly everything I wear.

Dew Point Shrug
Dew Point Shrug – fingering weight, top down raglan shrug with a lacy edging. Only uses a tiny bit of yarn – I used a precious skein of Handmaiden silk.

Top Down Shoulder Warmer
Top-Down Shoulder Warmer – an easy and basic shrug, worked from the top down like it says on the box! Bit of a quicker gauge using worsted weight yarn.

Await Shrug – worked side to side, with short seams for the sleeves and ribbed edging worked in the round. Very easy, perfect for beginners.

Whew, that’s a lot of sweater patterns (and a lot of different hairstyles over the years eh?). Accessories roundup coming up next! As always, you can see all my patterns by clicking “patterns” along the top menu there, or on Ravelry.

What’s on your needles?

New Pattern: Byway Cowl


I knew it’s been awhile since I posted, but I didn’t realize it had been THIS long! I’m back today with a new pattern release – Byway Cowl!

This cowl/infinity scarf is an easy knit, but the combo of cables and lace creates an awesome texture-y look! Every other round is just knit and purl, and the pattern rows can be worked by just reading your knitting, once you’re set up. The lace and cable directions are given both as charts and row-by-row directions.


The purple version is knit in Lantern Moon’s beautiful Indochine silk – the single loop version takes just 2 skeins, the larger double loop uses 4 skeins.


I’ve had this skein of handspun dyed by Into the Whirled in my stash for ages, and Byway was the perfect project for it! It’s a little busy with the striping and patterns, but that’s okay with me :)

Want to make a Byway of your own? Buy, queue, fave the pattern on Ravelry!

A Flowery Monday

Pretty things to brighten up your Monday!

sakura at high park

sakura at high park

sakura at high park

sakura at high park

sakura at high park

Viewing the cherry blossoms at High Park (along with everyone else in town!), May 8 2015.


peas, early May

radishes, early may

They’re growing! Dianthus (carnations), peas, radishes.