Amy’s Thread: What to Knit for Spring

Spring is trickling slowly but surely into the Northeast. After a few days of rain followed by some chilly, bright sunshine, we can even see a bit of lawn starting to reappear. It’s still too cold here to really start thinking about wearing summer clothes, but I’ve hit my limit with the repetition of the winter wardrobe. This is when I reach for quick to knit projects in warmer weather yarns.

New England spring is notoriously fickle. Cold in the morning, hot in the afternoon and frigid again as soon as the sun sets. I carry a sweater with me wherever I go in all but the warmest months. I love bulky cottons for extra coziness that’s still cool and comfortable.

Berroco Karma is my favorite 100% cotton yarn, I’ve written about it here before. Karma knits up double quick, is easy on the hands and finishes beautifully in a crisp cotton ribbon. This is a yarn I will wear all summer long on cool evening and mornings.

Sesia Dora

Berroco Weekend Chunky is a more classic yarn. The twist is nice and round – great for textures and cables. Weekend Chunky has a great range of patterns, but you could substitute it for any of the Vintage Chunky patterns, too.

MarsalaVashon

Berroco Espresso knits at the same gauge as Karma and is a great way to inject a splash of color into your knitting.

Cimone Sibilla

Whats on your needles now? Do you knit for spring?

3 Comments

  1. I am thinking I will finally get to knit up Talcott which I have loved since it came out years ago! But I am loving the Espresso colors so maybe I need to rethink what is next?? However, I have wool socks and shawl for a Christmas present to finish first. 😦

  2. Am currently knitting for autumn here in South Africa but do you possibly have a link to the first pattern pic on this post please? (The yellow and grey openwork sweater). This sweater would be perfect for cool African evenings. Thanks. x

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