It’s Spring, at least officially. The Spring Solstice has arrived, and hopefully with it, some blooms, birds, and a few less snow-showers will happen for those of us living in North America. (If you’re headed into Fall, you’re about to enter prime knitting season, and I envy you!)
Here are a few of the garments, knitting patterns and colors inspiring me this month. Each season I find myself drawn to certain patterns and colors, and this year is no exception. This year, I’m all about the florals. Pansies, to be specific. There’s something delightful about this sunny, candy-colored flower that just makes me giddy and excited for warmer weather.
This array of pansies is actually a photo quilting print! I love the colors here - a full rainbow of yellow, pink, violet, indigo, blue and red. They’re so cheery and bright, I can’t resist looking for yarn in the same color, like this Mulberry semi-solid from Sweet Georgia. I’m not a purple person, but somebody needs to knit an adorable Spring cardigan in it!
I’m loving Spring designs that feature airy, beautiful details and embroidery. This Branches & Buds Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge certainly fits the bill, although finding a copy of Making No. 1 might be well impossible. Luckily, Birkin by Caitlin Hunter also has a similar feel and is readily available. Maybe I should knit one where the blooms are pansy-colored?
Delicate lace is where it’s at, too. Careen, designed by Norah Gaughan, features these beautiful angular lace panels in front and back and would be elegant in almost any yarn choice.
Oh, and how could I resist these totally pointless, delicate socks? They’re off Etsy and feature glittery stars. I love heels and could probably find something to wear these with, but if I put them on, I would honestly be spending all day staring at my own feet.
What’s inspiring you this Spring?