After waiting not so patiently for months, I feel like I can finally announce one of my favorite things, Spring is Springing! And Knitty.com agrees! Today their new issue went live and we welcome their Spring + Summer 2014 collection which features my design and pattern: Carousel!
A whirling dervish of a knit that is not only worked in the round, Carousel can be worn differently by turning it around and around with a neckline that pirouettes according to your whim.
Worked outwards from a center cast on, Carousel is comprised of 4 cabled panels for the front and back. Once these four panels have grown to the appropriate size, each panel is placed on a holder, and the front and back are joined by uniting the matching pairs. Each of the four parts are again worked in the round to create sleeves, a hem, and a collar any way you spin it.
Perfectly symmetrical when finished, the charts may look complicated but once in the rhythm, Carousel flies off the needles. Lightweight and breezy, this is a merry-go-round of a knit, perfect for warmer days.
A really fun piece to knit, and the color is right on trend for the Spring 2014 season.
Sweater: Carousel Pullover, by Julie LeFrancois, available for free in the Spring + Summer 2014 issue of Knitty.com
- Dress: Condesa Maxi Dress, Anthropologie. No longer available.
- Cuff: Anthropologie. No longer available.
- Shoes: Nine West platform sandals, Similar here