Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ode to Spring I: Spring's Arrival

I had some fun the other day looking up poems about Spring and matching them with patterns from my site. My first tribute…

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” Proverb from Guinea

Come Spring Vest
Spring opens up with a flourish of joyful greenery. Celebrate with Jane Thornley's Come Spring Vest, worked side to side in a mix of lace ribbing and seed stitch featuring alternating colors of green braced by brown worked on size 5mm/8US needles. The bottom edging is picked up and knit afterwards in a leaf stem lace pattern. It’s an easy wear suitable for dressing up or down and those roomy armholes and absence of buttons offer an added dash of chic comfort. The back features a center panel in seed stitch worked in a glorious hand-dyed ribbon.

The vest can be knit in two ways: modular style by knitting lacey strips singularly or in groupings sewn together or, for those deep into sewing avoidance, by knitting side-to-side in either one or three pieces: back and two fronts.

Follow the links after purchase to download this PDF and visit Jane Thornley to see all her collections.

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