I have a couple of new spring patterns available from Harrisville Designs, part of the Lakehouse Collection. Both are knit in Harrisville’s Silk & Wool, a DK-weight yarn with a cool pebble-y texture and great yardage. The patterns are available through both Harrisville and Ravelry.

harrisville-belfour-tee

The Belfour Tee is worked seamlessly from the top down, mostly a circular yoke construction with a few raglan increases at the bottom of the yoke for a better fit. Short rows are used between the increase rounds to lower the front neck comfortably. The body works up really quickly in the round, with some side waist shaping that you could easily adjust for a smaller or larger waist – or just work straight for a casual boxy fit. The short sleeves, hem and collar are all edged with seed stitch.

Fave, queue and buy Belfour on Ravelry.

harrisville-Boden-cardigan

The Boden Cardigan is worked the opposite way round – from the bottom up, with raglan sleeves worked in the round. The simple acorn lace pattern is worked in panels on the fronts and back, with stockinette sections at the sides to make the waist shaping easy. The three-quarter-length plain sleeves are great for covering your arms just enough without getting in the way! This is a great basic that can be dressed up or down, the kind of cardigan I wear every day.

Fave, queue and buy Boden on Ravelry.

merino silk 3ply handspun closeup

I finished spinning and plying up this merino/silk roving from Woolgatherings, and I love it! I was trying to get a thicker worsted-ish weight 3 ply, and I think I succeeded, though I won’t know for sure until I knit it up. I’m definitely going to be keeping this skein for myself! The colours were so beautiful in the braid, so I chain plied the singles to keep the colours in long runs. 50% merino wool, 50% silk, 275 yds / 4oz.

merino silk chain plied handspun

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