Get ready for some good stuff! My collection for Knit Picks called Quiet Days just came out, and it’s full of great patterns to knit on relaxing days spent at home. There are five patterns in the collection, and I’m excited to introduce them all to you.
First is the Conservatory Cardigan. It’s full-length sweater that’s knit seamlessly from the top down using short-row set-in sleeves. The colorwork band is added after the body of the sweater is complete, so the majority of the project is soothing stockinette. The cardigan has two columns of buttons, but only one set is functional so each front has its own set of buttons making for a nicely balanced look when it’s worn open.
Next up is my personal favorite, the Nosegay Vest. The big intarsia flowers were based on flowers in my aunt’s garden, and they just make me so happy! Because of the intarsia, the body is knit flat and seamed, and then stitches are picked up to work the edgings. I really want to knit myself one of these. I’m thinking a KAL might be in the future!
In the accessories department, there’s the Porcelain Teapot Beret & Mitts. This matched set features stranded colorwork in elegant motifs and fun details like a fluffy pompom.
And I couldn’t resist adding in a bulky cowl. The Stove Cowl is delightfully chunky and combines a ribbed stitch pattern with lace chevrons. Two versions are included in the pattern. One is long and narrow so you can loop it around your neck twice, and the other is short and deep so there’s not wrapping needed.
Last but not least, I obviously had to include a cropped cardigan. This is the Sunshower Cardigan. It has a sprinkling of eyelet rain drops over the body and little seedlings at the waist. It’s also seamless and knit from the top down.