Dana’s Edit: Spring Is in the Knits

May 11, 2020

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  • Good morning and thank you Dana for continuing to “show up”. Yes, spring is here: Mother Nature continues to show up asking us to connect to her beauty, challenging us to make something (as in actually make stuff) of this moment of madness, urging us to see more.

    So, thank you for shining a light in the darkness. My garden and knitting await.

    Peace and power,

  • I decided recently that I wanted a summer knit tee. Of course I immediately thought “what has Dana done lately” then reread all your posts. Color blocking of some sort is in my near future.

  • Thank you Dana for the inspirational posts on knitting. I have yet to try a sweater, but I might give it a go, epp. after seeing your beautiful sweaters!

  • Thank you for including Halfway! Haven’t knit myself a sweater for ages, this one really does look like a winner for large women like me! What a delight to see a size inclusive design that has such pizzaz!

  • If you love sheer mohair stripes watch out for a new pattern by Tanis Fibre Arts. I think it will be right up you alley!

  • Again, such great projects to add to my never-ending queue!

  • Ooh, Halfway is calling to me. I have 3 skeins of a vibrant variegated green brushed suri & silk yarn that I haven’t been sure what to do with…I’m thinking that would make a really fun version of this sweater. Off to plot yardages and accent colors…

  • Thank you for the terrific suggestions, as always!

  • Dana, I love Halfway!

  • Hi Dana,
    I’m so excited to see that you included Summer Sorrel! I’m test knitting this sweater right now for Wool and Pine. It knits up like a dream and the yoke is gorgeous. It’s going to be a perfect summer tee.
    Be well!

  • Dana, I am always inspired by your color choices. But I haven’t been inspired by ANY patterns recently. When I opened your column, the Free to Fly just leapt off the page at me! I NEVER Would have picked that pattern on my own. I am already a good six inches I to it, and loving every stitch. BTW, the body is magenta, and the birds are in the very variegated speckle called “the Special” from SkeinCocaine. It is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Great collection. Thank you! I want to knit them all.