Friday, May 22, 2015

A Spring Sweater

Here in Nebraska, it doesn't quite feel like spring yet. We've had two snow storms in May. . . but it will get warm and sunny soon, right?
For many people, knitting is a fall and winter activity. But for some of us, the yarn obsession carries over into all four seasons. It can be hard to find a project that's appealing to work on (and wear) in warm weather. Non-fuzzy yarn such as cotton is a must for spring/summer knitting. Here's a lovely spring sweater knit in Cotton Fine by my mom. (I'm tempted to "steal" this sweater like I often do with her knitting projects!)
If you're not familiar with Cotton Fine, it's a fingering-weight blend of 15% wool and 85% cotton. Did you know it's available in 1000 yard cones?!

Not only is the fiber nice to wear, lace work gives this sweater an airy, light feel. The pattern is called India Print Henley by Ann Hanson. It can be found in The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters by Ann Budd.


May you be inspired to keep your knitting needles busy this summer. :)


  1. Nice! I have started to appreciate long sleeves for cool summer evenings.

  2. A very beautiful sweater (and model). The lace patterns are perfect for the garment.